Downtown Design

The only platform for the region’s trade professionals to discover original, high quality design from all over the world. Downtown Design took place at d3 and presented an edited roster of brands across furniture, lighting, bathrooms, kitchens, textiles and accessories.

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A Dubai Design Week initiative, Abwab saw six pavilions given over to designers and curators from Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE. Under the theme of Games: The Element of Play in Culture, Abwab celebrated the MENASA region’s diverse creative thinking.

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Partnering with six different international design weeks annually, Dubai Design Week offered a platform to showcase the best emerging design brands in one location. Giving design enthusiasts the opportunity to discover new talent, Destination showcased design from the participating countries that has never been seen before on the global stage.

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Global Grad Show

Global Grad Show is a world-first exhibition of the most innovative projects from 10 of the world’s leading design schools. As part of Dubai Design Week, exhibits from these schools’ degree shows were presented for the first time in a single space.

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Iconic City: Brilliant Beirut

The first in a new annual series of Iconic City exhibitions, Brilliant Beirut explored the impact of local urban dynamics in the areas of design, production and creative culture.

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A key element of Dubai Design Week was a number of design installations, placed in strategic locations across the city by renowned international and local designers. The installations aimed to challenge convention and explore innovation, illustrating Dubai’s creative diversity while promoting Dubai as prolific urban environment, a dynamic city where wonders and beauty can be found everywhere.

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