Announcing the full program of Downtown Design Expo 2022

Under the generous patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al MaktoumChairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and a member of the Dubai Council, Downtown Design is back for its ninth edition to support the growth of the design industry in the region.

  • The activities of the “Downtown Design” exhibition – the leading exhibition in the Middle East for high and contemporary design – will be in its ninth edition during the period from 9 to 12 November this year, and the exhibition will be organized on the site designated for it at the waterfront Dubai Design District.
  • Support event Dubai’s growing economy With a significant and noticeable impact on the burgeoning design sector in the region, Expo 2022 will more than 200 brands and designers.
  • Downtown Design Exhibition, one of the prominent trade events during Dubai Design Weekto the Middle East with the latest design collections, the product of innovative collaborations and creative concepts in the contemporary design world, with a focus on providing eye-catching business opportunities and space to reach the right audience.
  • section will display “Downtown Editions”The space for limited edition designs and bespoke innovations showcases work from design studios, galleries and collections, with a focus on the region’s creative talent.
  • The Forum program, implemented with the support of exhibitions, will testifyAritco“, Presence High level international speakersIncluding the decorator Kelly Hoppen, OBE And many more awards, and many other speakers.
  • This year, the exhibition offers immersive experiences, including an interactive art installation designed by the Canadian Art Studio.Irregular“The use of new media and a standard work that decorates the entrance of the exhibition, created by Lebanese designers Karim Tamraji and Elias Hajj.

In a strategic partnership with the Dubai Design District of TECOM Group, and with the support of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), Downtown Design will relaunch from its designated location overlooking the Dubai Creek at the Dubai waterfront Design District , to return to its audience with new programs advanced functions and temporary creative exhibitions, while this The richest edition of Downtown Design 2022 in the event’s history, reflecting the strength of Dubai’s influence on the emerging design sector in the region.

Downtown Design, the leading exhibition in the Middle East in the field of contemporary design, kicks off 9 to 12 November 2022 To confirm its pivotal position as a meeting point for global and regional brands, manufacturers and designers. Downtown Design is a unique commercial opportunity within the activities of Dubai Design Weekan annual meeting point for contemporary design creations, where the exhibition attracts a selection of prestigious brands, the most prominent designers and decision-makers from the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Europe and beyond, as well as design enthusiasts and consumers.

The most prominent events of the exhibition for the year 2022

The exhibition will more than 200 brands Manufacturers and designers of more than 30 countriesalong with performances from France, Italy and Spain complemented by extensive side activities for visitors at the level of business institutions and between companies and consumers Both.

International brands participating in the exhibition include POLIFORM OBIGI HOUSE whose contemporary designs are characterized by a unique Italian style, and the company “Natuzzi” The world’s leading manufacturer of leather furniture, designs “Welding grease” Made to order in collaboration with the studio “Yabo Buchlberg” World Famous, Inc. “Jabor rags” Which is about to launch its new collection of colorful handmade rugs with exotic designs, and the international multidisciplinary design collection SRB Designed in partnership with “Cosentino”the leading brand in the field of architectural surfaces, is a bold installation artwork titled “KASATo highlight the importance of responsible design.

Other notable names participating in this year’s exhibition include designer Joe Armitage This is his first appearance in an international exhibition, where he will present a group of lamps inspired by the original designs invented by his grandfather in 1952.Nada Debs studio which will present a show celebrating the achievements of craftsmanship on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary. The exhibition will also witness the launch of the new brand “Simi Cologne” for Purity Designs Joanna Hamdan With innovative concepts for the design of workplaces in collaboration with the designer and the architect Patricia Urquiolaas a Creative Leadership Leadership Officer, and a company”Haworth”, Along with a number of other brands such asCappellini and “Poltrona” fraud” and “Buzzy Space”“.

Return to the exhibition section “Downtown Edition”which is an angle with presentation Limited edition designs and bespoke innovationsOnce again, it reveals the latest design technologies from individual designers, design studios and collaborative creative efforts, while highlighting the innovations of designers in the region. This year’s events also feature a group of group exhibitions featuring creative designs from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Uganda.

The famous Lebanese non-profit exhibition will be presented “House of Today” Business Stephanie Musallam And theRolla Salmonamong other things, while the Gallery will display “Collection” In Dubai creative worksApart Studio” “Collection Participant” and “Michael Anastasiades”and will shed”Gallery Anne Jacomen Sablon, Paris Light cutout design Tristan Auer.

Foundation will be revealedclick” About a new collection of luxury custom furniture, and “The Line Concept”which specializes in custom furniture, will showcase its latest collections.Khawla Foundation for Arts and Culture” In the UAE, a selection of designs by local artists that reflect their perceptions of the concept of the vase, and designers based in the UAE and participating in the 2022 edition of the Tanween program of the fair. “formation” Explore the concept of sustainability.

Supported by a company AritcoThe Forum, which will be held during Downtown Design, will host a series of lively discussions and discussion panels the interesting Hosted by a selection of regional and global thought leaders in architecture, interior design and industry figures, speakers will share their insights on pressing topics of interest to the sector, with talks and panel discussions taking place each afternoon of the event. In an open theater designed by “collective studio” Designed to enhance interaction and participationThis year’s program will host a number of high-profile international speakers, including an interior designer Kelly Hoppen, OBE And many more awards, anddesigner Docio Maria Gambi Residing in Florence, Kuwaiti architect Jassim Al Sadah, And theCarl Gerges One of the most prominent names in the field of architecture.

Quick and temporary installations and creative experiments

A number of immersive activities headline this year’s exhibition, including a design by the Lebanese duo Karim Tamraji and Elias Hajjsupported by the Foundation “House of Today”which is a standard installation titled “IOTAHandcrafted from the sands of the UAE desert, a large installation titled “Control No Control” by the Canadian Art Studio will be added to the exhibition.Irregular“In Montreal under the protection of the company”Kohler”.

Powered by Ideal standard, The Dubai-based designer will also present, Kapil Pemekar, His first 3D artwork, I Her U, uses elements from his environment to establish a connection between his artwork and his environment.

by store “Save again” timer for platform Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Visitors to Downtown Design can discover a range of practical products created by local and regional designers from recycled materials, while “Paris Tram” Affordable limited edition works by a number of well-known designers on the international scene, such as Arthur Mamo-mani And theAmandine Davidplatform will be provided “Isola Design” Interested in the themes of innovation and sustainability is a temporary exhibition that displays unique pieces inspired by the architecture and craftsmanship of more than ten international designers.

This year the exhibition brings new and luxurious experiences offered by a selection of food and beverage service providers, including Soller Lounge fromfiof click” Celebrating the chain’s 250th anniversary with an overflowing color scheme that appeals to the senses, The Café of lighthouse” Designed in the form of a dome prepared for social interaction, designed by a studio “Black Design” Materials from reusable and recyclable sources were used in its creation.

This event is free and registration is now open to visitors on the website: www.downtowndesign.com

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