The key event of Dubai Design Week, Downtown Design is the Middle East’s leading fair for original design.
Advocating for and presenting high-quality design to industry professionals and design lovers, year-on-year the fair delivers a dynamic showcase, exhibiting the latest collections by leading international and regional brands alongside specially commissioned experiential projects and a thought-provoking line-up of talks and workshops.
Bringing together the region’s design industry, this year’s fair theme, ‘It’s Just One’ will also highlight the individuality of the exhibiting brands.
Keeping the fair fresh and relevant for the visitors, each year, Downtown Design evolves the fair experience by inviting experts of the field to design to collaborate on the masterplan of the fair. This year, the leading hospitality design practice Wilson Associates will develop a concept that will invite visitors to engage with a multi-faceted expression of contemporary design. Alongside Wilson Associates, leading studios XBD Collective and Swiss Bureau Interior Design will design the key public areas of the fair.
After its successful launch last year, that saw many exhibiting designers gain valuable commissions, Downtown Editions, the fair’s dedicated section for limited-edition and bespoke design will present the next generation of design talent.
Exploring the potential of the region’s design market, this year’s programme of talks and workshops at Downtown Design, The Forum, will feature leading international experts sharing insights into brand building, harnessing the power of digital marketing and the emerging industry trends. Design professionals will be able to access unique opportunities to network, raise their profile and connect with a select group of industry decision-makers with the fair's Trade Programme.
Downtown Design 2019 takes place 12-15 November on the d3 Waterfront in Dubai Design District (d3). Find out more here.
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