Downtown Design, the Middle East’s leading exhibition of contemporary and luxury design, will relaunch from 9 to 12 November 2022. In strategic partnership with the Dubai Design District or TECOM Group, and with the support of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture). This year it will also take place at its dedicated waterfront location at Dubai Design District, the world’s leading destination for art, design, fashion and architecture..
This edition of “Downtown Design 2022” will be the richest edition in the event’s history, reflecting the strength and competitiveness of Dubai’s economy, as well as its role and significant and remarkable impact on the booming design sector in the region. This year, the exhibition will be an embodiment of excellence through the work of the most prominent international brands and leading performances from various countries, manufacturing companies, studios and talented designers, to the most prominent works in the field of design in the region. Downtown Design 2022 will attract a high-caliber group of business partners and consumers within the design-related sectors in the region, including architects, interior designers, developers, hospitality companies, the industry community, collectors and lovers of innovative designs. .
The exhibition offers a unique space to display the works of a group of well-known international brands such as “Poliform”, which will display its contemporary designs characterized by its inimitable Italian style, and “I Guzzini”, the world leader in the field of interior. lighting with innovative engineering designs, and “Minotti” presented by UAE exclusive distributor ATTI, showcasing its timeless collections, Cosentino, which will showcase an innovative concept crafted by RSP Architects, award-winning carpet manufacturer Jaipur Rajs, and leading brand in the field of architectural lighting “Lutron”, and “Huda Lighting”, which will set up an interactive display platform in which a group of world-renowned brands will participate, and “Purity”, which will introduce a contemporary brand designed by Joanna Hamdan, and After being signed. Debs Studio, celebrating the anniversary of 20 years of dedication to creative work.
On this occasion she said Khadija Al Bastaki, Vice President of Dubai Design District, say: “At Dubai Design District, we are proud to be a strategic partner for this prestigious event rich in creative works, and we look forward to welcoming innovators across the board. fields the design Architecture, interiors and product design From different parts of the world, within the neighborhood spaces dedicated and stimulating creativity, whichConsolidate Dubai’s position as a global destination for design, creativity and art, and strengthen its position within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
On the other hand, she said Mette-Deagen Christensen, Gallery Director, Downtown Design: “This year we are presenting an unprecedented program in the field of design and architecture, a sector that continues to grow significantly in Dubai. We look forward to providing excellent skills with an effective platform to showcase their work , while contemporary designs by highlighting the most prominent international and regional designers.By offering an integrated program of installations, exhibitions, panel discussions and brand marketing campaigns, Downtown Design will achieve its goal of providing visitors with an exceptional and unforgettable educational experience this year .”
And in turn confirmed Dr. Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, Executive Director of the Arts and Letters Sector at Dubai Cultureon the importance of this prominent event within the “Dubai Design Week”, and Dubai Culture’s zeal to always be a supporter head As part of its responsibility to provide local talents in various ways to elevate their creativity to the highest positions. He added: “We at Dubai Culture are working, based on our strategic roadmap, to build a vibrant, sustainable and competitive creative sector in international forums, and to strengthen the emirate’s position as a global capital for design and for creative industries consolidate in general. Through this pioneering exhibition we provide an ideal platform to embrace and highlight the creativity of our designers and designers. Their work is presented to a global audience in creative ways, especially as the exhibition is a special platform to showcase the creative designs of Emirati talents. and inhabitants of the land Which we are proud and committed to always support.
Visitors to the exhibition this year can see a series of partnerships between a group of prestigious and renowned designers around the world, including “CC Tapi” by Iwan Maktabi, which for the first time displays a piece hanging on the wall from the collection of Italian designer Ducho Maria Gamblem, who has never been shown before After the premiere of another nj, and”.Yetra in collaboration with renowned designer Tom Dixon to showcase a unique design, Rack Ceramics in collaboration with Elie Saab to showcase their latest joint collection during this exhibition, and Lasfitte, which features light artworks by artists such as Yabu Buchelberg showcase and many other brands.
The fair will also feature Downtown Editions, a limited-edition, bespoke boutique offering designers, studios, galleries and collections in the region and beyond a unique platform to showcase innovative works. This year, the boutique hosts the Paris design exhibition Anne-Jacquen Sablon, which will feature artworks by interior designer Tristan Auer and others, a designer best known for his interiors that combine Baroque and inspiring contemporary styles, and the Dubai-based Syrian brand. R.
The boutique “Downtown Editions” has so far contributed to providing an efficient space for designers to market their works and communicate with a global and regional elite who want to buy and collect their works. This year, the boutique will showcase artworks from around the world, reflecting the Emirate of Dubai’s constant welcoming and celebration of creative global works rich in diversity.
As for the Forum at Downtown Design, it presents a series of interactive sessions and discussions that bring together a regional and international elite of the most prominent architects, interior designers and product designers, covering a wide range of topics such as changing factors, behavior and events that play a decisive role within this sector. Keynote speakers will be presented by prominent international speakers such as multi-awarded British designer Kelly Hoppen CBE, Italian-based designer Ducho Maria Gambi who designs collectors’ premium furniture, and Kuwaiti architect Jassim Al-Sedda, all of whom can discuss topics of great importance within this sector.
Among the most prominent events presented by “Downtown Design 2022” this year is the presentation of the innovative design of the “Vove Clico” brand, celebrating its 250th anniversary, which will ensure interaction with visitors and give them new experiences . In addition to curating a wide variety of installation works, including interactive installation artworks using a new medium and standard installation artworks designed using sand from the UAE desert, prepared by the Lebanese multidisciplinary duo Karim Tamraji and Elias Al Hajj, with the support of the ” house or. Today”.