Dubai Design Week 2019 is the largest creative festival in the Middle East, reflecting Dubai’s position as the regional capital of design. Taking place from November 11-16, the six-day programme covers a range of design disciplines including architecture, product design, interiors, multimedia and graphic design, with the majority of events being free to attend and accessible for both industry and public. This incredible event starts today, so CovetED brings you the major aspects you really can’t miss!
Dubai Design Week serves as an accessible meeting point for the global design community, a platform for regional design and acts as a catalyst for the growth of the creative community in Dubai and the UAE. The 2018 edition attracted 75,000 visitors to d3 alone who attended the varied programme of design-related events, exhibitions, performances, awards, talks, workshops and experiences.
The key event of Dubai Design Week 2019, Downtown Design is the Middle East’s leading fair for original design. Advocating for and presenting high-quality design to industry professionals and design lovers, the fair delivers a dynamic showcase year after year, exhibiting the latest collections by leading international and regional brands alongside specially commissioned experiential projects and a thought-provoking line-up of talks and workshops.
Abwab translates as ‘doors’ in Arabic and is an annually remodelled exhibition dedicated to commissioning work from across the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia with a purpose to promote design talent and stimulate information exchange, uniquely experienced at Dubai Design Week.
In its fifth edition, Abwab designers are challenged to recreate the local classrooms of their cultures, designers from India, the Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon will engage audiences with representations of this year’s theme ‘ways of learning’. Audiences will have the opportunity to interact with each pavilion as a gathering space for people to experience the making of memory, and to explore the way information is shared and taught in the respective cultures, by design.
Carousel of Light by Preciosa Lighting
A canopy of 8000 glowing orbs brings back the childhood joys of the fairground with Preciosa’s latest immersive Carousel of Light. Mouth-blown spheres in opal, amber frosted, clear and pink frosted hues, and stretching eight metres in diameter are designed to respond to human interaction with a dazzling light show. Don’t miss this exhibition at Downtown Design.
Set within a striking colourful structure situated at the heart of Dubai Design Week 2019, d3 Central is a pop-up space programmed for visitors to find out more about the district, the designers, studios and galleries who call d3 home. Showcasing a curation of works from designers and creative partners, find out how you can be part of the community. Throughout the week there will be opportunities to meet leading designers from across the community, and get to see some of the inspiring design projects that are coming out of the district. Meet the d3 team and get to know how the story behind the district and see what lies in store for the future.
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