DUBAI DESIGN WEEK, INESCAPABLE MEETING IN THE DESIGN UNIVERSE
The Dubai Design Week (United Arab Emirates) is a big festival organized with the purpose of promote the designers creativity from all over the world and to celebrate Dubai as the design capitale of the middle east. In 2017 this reunification of passionates, amateurs and professionals attracted more than 60 000 visitors.
This year for its 4th edition, the Dubai Design Week will takes place from the November 12th to the November 17th, and will presents many events around different domain such as the architecture, the production, the design interior, the industrial design or whether the graphical design industry.
The festival program includes, exhibitions, conferences and workshops. These gathering have the vocation of encouraging the new generations of designers to use their talents to create a world more equitable, sustainable and prettier.
If you have planned to go there, to forget to download the festival application on your smartphone, the app will be your personal guide during all the event.
THE LEADING EVENTS AND INSTITUTIONS OF THE FESTIVAL
Among the most await events of the Dubai Design Week, find :
The visitors will have the opportunity to discover the work of hundreds contemporary design brands, including 40 local designers, with the chance to orders them designs in limited edition and custom-made.
The global grad show is a fair offering a sneak peek of 150 inventions that shape our future. These discoveries come from students coming from the best international design universities such as Harvard (Cambridge), The Royal College of Arts (London), Keio University (Tokyo) whether KAIST college (Daejeaon).
Abwad « doors » in English, is an interactive exhibition exposing the work of designers coming from many localities of the MENASA area. This year Abwab will organize diverse design experiences from these 5 communities : Amman, Beyrouth, Dubai and oriental provinces from Saudi Arabia and Koweit town. 2 designers from each community will collaborate and produce artworks at the dedicated pavilion with the theme : « between the lines »; these lines can be interpreted physically or metaphorically.
The making space is an ephemeral studio offering workshops and child activities, animated by creative designers based in United Arab Emirates. The studio offers to the youngest visitors the possibility to learn more about the creation processus and about creativity.
It’s the occasion for designers living in United Arab Emirates to participate to a contest which consists to make an urban furniture product on a defined theme. The challenge this year is « water features ». 3 designers have been selected and the winning project will be unveiled at the festival.
The conferences are integral part of this exceptional week and give the rhythm to the festival. Design lovers, designers, creatives, influencers share on stage their ideas, present their projects and exchange on the market trends.
Where : Dubai Design District (D3)
November 12th 6pm to 10pm
Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th 10am to 10pm
Saturday 17th 10am to 7pm
DUBAI DESIGN WEEK / www.dubaidesignweek.ae