Born in Saudi Arabia and raised between Jeddah and London, Arwa inherited her passion for homes and interiors from her father who liked to give the family home periodic facelifts. She realized that Dubai had little in way of home design stores or galleries that offer original or antique pieces. She was inspired to set up The Odd Piece, traveling extensively to source unique furniture and home accessories from the markets, souks, trade shows and antique quarters of France, Italy, Turkey, Morocco and South Africa.
Arwa first set up The Odd Piece as an online boutique. In December 2013, she opened The Odd Piece furniture gallery in the popular Wasl Square complex in the heart of Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s oldest neighbourhoods.
The Odd Piece specializes in gorgeous vintage and mid-century modern furniture, while also including contemporary pieces and home accessories of exceptional design, craftsmanship and character in its offering. The Odd Piece creates a seamless dialogue between vintage and modern, with a collection of striking, inspiring pieces that make a house a home.