Design Destination: International Stylemakers Gather For Design Days Dubai 2015Author:Michelle Konstantinovsky
Need a good excuse to jet off to Dubai at a moment’s notice? We’ve got you covered. The Middle East and Asia’s first and only contemporary design fair, Design Days Dubai, is kicking off its fourth edition today and running through March 20. 44 ultra-talented exhibitors from 20+ countries are bringing their original pieces to The Venue, a purpose-built exhibition space in downtown Dubai.
Held in strategic partnership with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and supported by Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, Audi, and French jewelry brand Emaar, the fair features top-notch designers from all around the globe. Some of the world’s top contemporary galleries like South Africa’s Carpenters Workshop Gallery and London’s David Gill and Gallery FUMI will be exhibiting their work alongside dozens of other leading designers, architects, and craftsmen.
This year, the event will feature more female representation, philanthropic elements, and a focus on falcons. Yes, falcons. The region is big on falconry culture and Beirut’s Carwan Gallery is paying tribute to the tradition with the Posa Project. Two of the event’s exhibitors, the Fatema Bint Mohammed Initiative, and Naqsh Design House, are continuing their traditions of charitable contributions through weaving and embroidery, respectively. And an impressive number of female designers are joining the fair this year, including Lebanon’s Nada Debs, one of the most celebrated furniture designers in the Middle East.
Can’t make it to Dubai at the last minute? No problem. You can still learn more about the exhibitors and find out how to score rare, unique, and limited-edition art, furniture, accessories and more by visiting the (bi-lingual) website, designdaysdubai.ae for information on each participating gallery.