Wednesday, 12 October 2022 – 15:40
DUBAI, October 12 / WAM / The activities of “Downtown Design” – the leading exhibition in the Middle East for high and contemporary designs – will be launched from November 9 to 12, in a strategic partnership with the Dubai Design District of TECOM Group, and with the support of the Culture and Arts Authority In Dubai, “Dubai Culture”.
The exhibition will be organized this year at its designated location on the waterfront of Dubai Design District, the leading global destination for art, design, fashion and architecture, while the next edition of “Downtown Design 2022” is the richest in the history of this. event, which reflects the strength, competitiveness, role and great influence of Dubai’s economy. A remarkable design sector is flourishing in the region.
The exhibition includes works from the most prominent international brands and leading fairs from various countries, manufacturing companies, studios and talented designers, architects, interior designers, development and hospitality companies, the industry community, collectors and design enthusiasts.
The exhibition offers a unique space to display the works of a group of well-known international brands such as “Poliform”, which will present its contemporary designs in its Italian style, and “I Guzzini” and “Minute” presented by the exclusive distribution company in the UAE “Ati”, “Cosentino” and “R” SB, Jaipur Rags, Lutron, Huda Lighting, Purity and Nada Debs Studio.
Khadija Al Bastaki, Vice President of Dubai Design District, said: “At d3, we are proud to be a strategic partner for this prestigious event rich in creative works, and we look forward to bringing together innovators in various fields of design, architecture, interiors and product design from around the world within the district’s dedicated and stimulating spaces for creativity.” Creativity confirms Dubai’s position as a global destination for design, creativity and art and strengthens its position within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
Mette-Deagen Christensen, show director of Downtown Design, said: “This year we are presenting an unprecedented program in design and architecture, a sector that continues to grow significantly in Dubai, and we are once again looking forward to providing outstanding skills with an effective platform to showcase their work with the spotlight on contemporary designs bearing the signature of the most prominent international and regional designers, noting that the exhibition will be able to offer an integrated program of installation artworks, exhibitions, panel discussions and marketing campaigns for brands to offer. to achieve its goal of giving visitors an exceptional educational experience this year.
In turn, Dr. Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, Executive Director of the Arts and Literature Sector at Dubai Culture, emphasized the importance of this prominent event within the “Dubai Design Week” and Dubai Culture’s zeal to always be one of its main supporters. part of his responsibility to provide local talent in various ways to promote his creativity to the highest positions.
Visitors to the exhibition this year can view a group of partnerships between a group of prestigious and well-known designers around the world, including “CC Tapi” signed by Iwan Maktabi, which for the first time displays a piece hanging on the wall from the collection from Italian designer Ducho Maria Gamblem, which has not yet been shown And the premiere of Last Y, Vitra in collaboration with the famous designer Tom Dixon, Rack Ceramics in collaboration with Elie Saab to show their latest joint collections during this exhibition, and Lasfitt , which showcases light artworks made by artists including Jabo Buchelberg and many other brands.
The exhibition will also include Downtown Editions, a boutique dedicated to showcasing limited edition and bespoke designs, offering designers, studios, galleries and groups in the region and beyond a distinctive platform to showcase innovative works. Drawn by interior designer Tristan Auer and other designers.
Among the most prominent events presented by “Downtown Design 2022” this year are the presentation of the innovative design of the brand “Vove Clico” and the organization of various installation works on a large scale, including a standard installation artwork designed using of sand from the UAE desert, prepared by the multidisciplinary Lebanese duo Designers Karim Tamraji and Elias El Hajj with the support of House of Today.
Awad Mokhtar/ Mustafa Badr El Din