This year, the region’s design weeks; Amman, Casablanca, Beirut, and Saudi Arabia will come together for the first time in Dubai, bringing co-curated presentations to Downtown Editions, the new element within the Downtown Design fair.
With just over a month to go until submissions for the third Audi Innovation Award close, designers and innovators in the Middle East are invited to respond to the theme of ‘Connections’ for the chance to win the region's leading innovation award worth $25,000, composed of mentoring, publicity and investment in the winning concept. Deadline for submissions: 16 September 2018.
The anchor event of Dubai Design Week, Downtown Design will grow again for its sixth edition, exhibiting regional design alongside leading global brands, such as Arper, Artemide, Baxter, Cassina, Normann Copenhagen, Jan Kath and Poltrona Frau. Welcoming both trade and public visitors, save the dates for the Middle East’s leading design fair.
2018 is the year of Emirati-French Cultural Dialogue. As part of the programme the Institut Français in the UAE will present a showcase of contemporary French design at Dubai Design Week, demonstrating the creativity of designers and savoir-faire of French manufacturers.
Dubai’s creative incubator, Tashkeel, provides a nurturing environment for the growth of contemporary art and design practice rooted in the UAE. For this year's Dubai Design Week, a number of activations are planned under the banner of ‘Design+Making UAE’.