The third edition of Dubai Design Week takes place 13-18 November at locations across the city. Staged in association with Dubai Design District (d3), this year’s line-up is the largest programme of design activity ever staged in the Middle East. Covering everything from graphics to interiors, there are events to interest everyone. This newsletter will keep you up to date with design week highlights and news.
THE FUTURE OF DESIGN
The Global Grad Show takes centre stage at Dubai Design Week with a huge variety of talent, ideas and fresh thinking on show. Explore more than 200 projects from over 40 countries and discover what the future of design might hold. Click here.
One of the most distinctive shows at Dubai Design Week, Abwab returns for its third incarnation. Revised as a contemporary snapshot of design it will feature over 40 products from designers across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Click here.
SIR DAVID ADJAYE LEADS LARGEST PROGRAMME OF DESIGN TALKS
This year, the largest programme of Dubai Design Week design talks and workshops will commence with Sir David Adjaye, one of the world’s most influential architects, in conversation with Emirati commentator Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi. Click here.
REGISTER FOR DOWNTOWN DESIGN
Downtown Design is the single biggest event in the design week programme. Twice the size of last year, the fair is the only platform in the Middle East for the region’s trade professionals to discover original, high quality design from all over the world. Click here.
AUDI INNOVATION AWARD SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED
Calling all GCC & Levant designer-innovators: the submission date for the second Audi Innovation Award has been extended until 1 October. Designers in the region are invited to respond to the theme of ‘Autonomy’ for the chance to win a prize worth $25k. Click here.
CAMPAIGN IDENTITY FOR DUBAI DESIGN WEEK RELEASED
The campaign identity for Dubai Design Week 2017 has just been released; it will start appearing everywhere as we build up to the event in November. The design features a range architectural icons which can be seen across Dubai. Click Here