Abwab

Abwab

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.

 

 

Jordan

Curated by Arini, the Jordanian pavilion featured works from a team of 4.

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Kuwait

Curated by Waleed Shaalan, the Kuwait pavilion featured works from a team of 3.

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Pakistan

Curated by Salman Jawed, the Pakistan pavilion featured works from a multidisciplinary team of 8.

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Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian pavilion was curated by Basma and Noura Bouzo, founders of Oasis Magazine with a team of 4.

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Tunisia

The Tunisian pavilion was curated by Chacha Atallah with a team of 2 designers

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United Arab Emirates

The UAE pavilion was curated by Mobius with a team of 12 designers.

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