The Middle East's leading fair for original and high-quality design, showcasing international and regional exhibiting brands, manufacturers and designers.

Following a successful return to a full, in-person edition last year, Downtown Design has set the dates for the 2022 edition of the fair which will take place 9-12 November, on the d3 Waterfront in Dubai Design District (d3).

Downtown Design is the destination in the region for contemporary design, attracting leading design professionals and industry decision-makers from the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and beyond, alongside top-tier public visitors.

Dedicated to high-quality and original design, the annual fair is the commercial highlight of Dubai Design Week, bringing together thought leaders and decision-makers of the global design stage. A B2B and B2C fair, Downtown Design showcases the latest collections, innovative products and design solutions from the region and around the world, complemented by a line-up of creative showcases, activations and industry events.

Alongside established brands and manufacturers, the fair features showcases of rising talent and cultural group exhibitions, pop-up concepts and design installations found throughout the fair apace with collateral programmes catering to each relevant audience; from international A&ID professionals to local homeowners and design enthusiasts, while country-specific initiatives and trade organisations present showcases featuring their brands, makers and designers, collectively promoting their local design industries in the Middle East.

The fair's boutique showcase for limited-edition and bespoke design, Downtown Editions, offers independent designers, collectives and studios a platform to access top-tier design professionals, HNWIs and relevant public visitors looking to discover, buy or commission handmade and small-scale manufactured works.

A number of changes will be implemented this year, such as zero-waste guidelines and new dedicated audience programmes, but the fair will remain a boutique event catering to both the industry and consumers.

Visit www.downtowndesign.com to find out more about how to participate in this year’s edition of Downtown Design.