Celebrating the Emirati-French Cultural Dialogue at Dubai Design Week 2018

Since the foundation of the Federation in 1971, The United Arab Emirates and France have built closer and closer ties. The relationship, built on friendship and trust, has been nurtured by a strategic alignment, close political cooperation, strong economic bonds and flagship projects in areas such as culture and education.

This year, within the context of the Emirati-French Cultural Dialogue, the Institut Français in the United Arab Emirates will take part in Dubai Design Week with an exhibition focused on contemporary French design. "Le French Design - How Innovation Creates History" curated by Maud Louvrier-Clerc, redefines and showcases how the French design scene weaves ties between the worlds of art, design and industry and aims to share the creativity of French designers and the savoir-faire of French manufacturers.

The showcase will demonstrate the creativity French design through shining a spotlight on fifteen designers from the collective “Collectif Made in France en Transparence”. The exhibition, developed specifically for Dubai Design Week, has been organized with the support of VIA (Valorisation de l'Innovation dans l'Ameublement), invites visitors to discover how innovation creates our history through decorative arts and contemporary design.