A major Dubai Design Week initiative, Abwab saw a series of six pavilions built to celebrate and showcase the work of the most exciting designers, studios and curators from six different countries in the MENASA region.
Abwab, which means ‘doors’ in Arabic, acts as a direct portal to the region’s local design talent. A curator from each participating country lead the designers to generate never before-seen design content under one unifying theme, this year being - Games: The Element of Play in Culture.
In 2015, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE were invited to present the best of their countries design. Integrated into the walkways of Dubai Design District (d3), the Abwab pavilions were designed by Dubai-based architecture and design studio, Loci Architecture + Design.
Curated by Arini, the Jordanian pavilion featured works from a team of 4.Find out more
Curated by Waleed Shaalan, the Kuwait pavilion featured works from a team of 3.Find out more
Curated by Salman Jawed, the Pakistan pavilion featured works from a multidisciplinary team of 8.Find out more
The Saudi Arabian pavilion was curated by Basma and Noura Bouzo, founders of Oasis Magazine with a team of 4.Find out more
The Tunisian pavilion was curated by Chacha Atallah with a team of 2 designersFind out more
The UAE pavilion was curated by Mobius with a team of 12 designers.Find out more