Dubai Design Week

29 / 10 / 2019
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From 11-16 November, the largest creative festival in the Middle East returns for its fifth edition, boasting a six-day programme with over 200 events, ranging from installations and exhibitions to talks and workshops.

Held in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3) and supported by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (DCAA), the platform acts as a catalyst for the growth of the creative community in Dubai and the UAE. Among the highlights is Downtown Design - the leading trade show in the region - that will showcase 180 worldwide brands but also the fair’s dedicated section for limited edition and bespoke design, Downtown Editions.

In order to promote design talent and information exchange, the architectural installation Abwab (translating to doors in Arabic) acts as a point of intersection for talents from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. This year, designers from India, the Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon were challenged to recreate the local classroom of their cultures through the ‘ways of learning’ theme.

In addition, a six-metre tall installation titled “Barjeel”, inspired by the traditional wind towers of the UAE was produced by MAS Architecture Studio, composed from layers of reclaimed cardboard and strip lighting in an exercise to build from reused materials. Coinciding with Dubai Design Week, November 2019 brings the inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, the first platform of its kind for architecture and urbanism in the region.
 
 
Downtown Design (2018).
 
Aeon installation by David Harber (2018).
 
Downtown Editions (2018).
 
Aglow by Liz West for Nemozena (2018).
 
Akwan, by Twothirds.
 
Alya AlEghfeli with her Tanween product 'Host-Lamp' (2018).
 
Circadian Light Synthesis (2018).
 
Le Refuge by Marc Ange (Downtown Design 2018).
 
Umbra, a collaboration by Tinkah and Finsa.
 
Barjeel Tower designed by MAS Architecture Studio.