The Best Of Dubai Design Week – Dubai Design Week is the Middle East’s largest creative festival and happened between November 12-17 and featured over 230 exhibitions with the support of 120 international companies, installations, awards, talks, workshops across the whole city. Dubai Design Week has been held since 2015 and it has become a unique platform for the region’s design scene and we are to show you the best exhibitions or installations that were present at this fourth edition of the event.
Adbwab – Named after the Arabic word for “doors”, this exhibition under five pavilions was dedicated to design from the region and was composed by natural materials such as fallen twigs, scrap wood and timber coated in recycled newspaper pulp. It encouraged cultural exchanges and showcasing design experiences.
Preciosa Lightning: Breath of Light – One of the most interactive installations at Downtown Design that invited people to blow onto a series of its crystal bubble chandeliers so that a path of light and subsequent sound effects were revealed. Something we’re not used to seeing it everyday.
Photo courtesy of Preciosa
The “Continuum” collection by The Line Concept – A collection that has a variety of objects, such as chairs and tables, and combines a range of color with minimalism yet with rich and handcrafted materials.
Photo courtesy of The Line Concept
The Suave collection by Marcel Wanders for Vondom – Combining indoor and outdoor design, this collection is the result of the collaboration between Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and the Spanish brand Vondom.
LASVIT’s “Flow” by Albal Design Studio – Inspired on the importance of water in the United Arab Emirates region, this installation was a collaboration between Vera Dieckman and Wanda Valihrachová from Czech glassmaking and design company Lasvit.
Photo courtesy by Albal Design Studio