Design Days Dubai


Naqsh Collective (Amman) by NermeenNisreen Photo credit: Naqsh Collective
Naqsh Collective (Amman) by NermeenNisreen
Photo credit: Naqsh Collective

Design Days Dubai, the Middle East and South Asia’s only collectible design fair, returns to The Venue in Downtown Dubai for its fifth edition with an exciting roster of new and returning exhibitors.

Design Days Dubai presents limited edition modern and contemporary design pieces from the world’s established and emerging galleries and design talent, alongside a public programme of special projects, talks, workshops and guided tours allowing visitors to discover, engage with and acquire the works on display.

Nakkash Gallery, TERRAMARE by Ilaria Lubelli Photo credit: Nakkash Gallery
Nakkash Gallery, TERRAMARE by Ilaria Lubelli
Photo credit: Nakkash Gallery
MONOGRAM-SCULPTURAL-COLLECTION-WAW-Sculpture Photo credit: Mongram
MONOGRAM-SCULPTURAL-COLLECTION-WAW-Sculpture
Photo credit: Mongram
MAD Gallery Machine Lights by Frank Buchwald Photo credit: MAD Gallery
MAD Gallery Machine Lights by Frank Buchwald
Photo credit: MAD Gallery

The fair has the continued generous support of returning sponsors since its 2012 launch edition, including the strategic partnership with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Emirate’s dedicate Authority for culture, arts and heritage; French high-jewellery Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, Audi and Emaar.

Retaining its position as the world’s most diverse design fair, Design Days Dubai brings together world-leading design galleries welcoming annual returning galleries Carpenters Workshop Gallery (UK/France/USA), Victor Hunt designArt Dealers (Belgium), Art Factum (Lebanon) and Gallery S. Bensimon (France) and newcomers J.C.T Haute Couture Interiors (France), Camp Design Gallery (Italy), Barcelona Design Gallery (Spain) and Dutch Creative Industry (The Netherlands). Exhibitors from a total of 19 countries.

Iwan Maktabi Kundel by Orient 499 Photo credit: Iwan Maktabi
Iwan Maktabi Kundel by Orient 499
Photo credit: Iwan Maktabi
GENDRAS REGNIER  Habiter la grande ours  by Nadia Pasquer Photo credit: Gendras Regnier
GENDRAS REGNIER Habiter la grande ours by Nadia Pasquer
Photo credit: Gendras Regnier
Gallery S Bensimon Randogne collection by Philippe Cramer Photo credit: Gallery S Bensimon
Gallery S Bensimon Randogne collection by Philippe Cramer
Photo credit: Gallery S Bensimon
Gallery S Bensimon Flow T by Nao Tamura-wonderglass Photo credit: Gallery S Bensimon
Gallery S Bensimon Flow T by Nao Tamura-wonderglass
Photo credit: Gallery S Bensimon
Fatima Bint Mohamed Initiative Misnad Uwairyan by Aljoud Lootah Photo credit: FBMI
Fatima Bint Mohamed Initiative Misnad Uwairyan by Aljoud Lootah
Photo credit: FBMI
Fadi Sarieddine Hang On Hanging Solution Leather and Wood Dims Variable 2014  Photo credit: Fadi Sarieddine Design Studio
Fadi Sarieddine Hang On Hanging Solution Leather and Wood Dims Variable 2014
Photo credit: Fadi Sarieddine Design Studio

“For the upcoming edition, we keep the diversity of the design creations as one of our main features. Reflecting Dubai’s unique position as a global meeting point, Design Days Dubai showcases design from around the world, in addition to design from the region. We have a unique format which positions young emerging galleries alongside the renowned, providing a first-time opportunity to exhibit at an international level; and for design enthusiasts, the opportunity to meet designers from all over the world and acquire collectible design not seen anywhere else.” said Cyril Zammit, Director of Design Days Dubai.

Crafts Council Marcin Rusak Photo credit: Crafts Council
Crafts Council Marcin Rusak
Photo credit: Crafts Council
Crafts Council Juliette Bigley  Photo credit: Crafts Council
Crafts Council Juliette Bigley
Photo credit: Crafts Council
Crafts Council Angold Musson Photo credit: Crafts Council
Crafts Council Angold Musson
Photo credit: Crafts Council
CampDesignGallery_Adaptations Lamp by Veronica Todisco Photo credit: Jeremias Morandell
CampDesignGallery_Adaptations Lamp by Veronica Todisco
Photo credit: Jeremias Morandell
CampDesignGallery_Adaptations Deckchair by Veronica Todisco Photo credit: Jeremias Morandell
CampDesignGallery_Adaptations Deckchair by Veronica Todisco
Photo credit: Jeremias Morandell

For its fifth installment, the fair continues to promote the Middle Eastern design industry through exhibiting a record number of design galleries and studios based in the Emirates, GCC and wider MENASA region. These include the first participation of Monogram and M.A.D Gallery (both Dubai), Samovar and Loulwa Al-Radwan (both Kuwait), Vick Vanlian and Georges Amatoury Studio (both Lebanon), Kalo (UAE) and Aisha Al-Sowaidi (Qatar).

As a notable symbol of the growth and maturity of the design landscape in the UAE and beyond, additional strong regional representation can be seen through the number of returning exhibitors: 1971 Design Space, Aljoud Lootah, Cities, Fatima bint Mohamed bin Zayed Initiative, Fadi Sarriedine, Nakkash Gallery, Shamsa Alabbar and Tashkeel, all based in the Emirates, along with Coalesce (Pakistan), Naqsh Collective (Jordan) and Squad Design (Lebanon).

CampDesignGallery Adaptations Ashtrays by Veronica Todisco Photo credit: Jeremias Morandell
CampDesignGallery Adaptations Ashtrays by Veronica Todisco
Photo credit: Jeremias Morandell
Binôme Design, Celeste et Satel (2015) France. Photo credit: Binome Design
Binôme Design, Celeste et Satel (2015) France.
Photo credit: Binome Design
Barcelona Design Gallery Console Alma by Amarist Studio Photo credit: Barcelona Design Gallery
Barcelona Design Gallery Console Alma by Amarist Studio
Photo credit: Barcelona Design Gallery

Other highlights of the 2016 programme will include an exhibition of design from the UAE, ‘WASL, art and design organisaton Tashkeel (the third season of Tashkeel’s successful design programme), Dubai Culture and d3 (Urban Commissions competition) focus on a brand new generation of UAE-based designers.

Design Days Dubai is owned and managed by Art Dubai Group and is held under Art Week, an umbrella initiative bringing together the UAE’s arts and culture-centred happenings in the month of March with the aim of promoting the cultural activities of the region to both residents and visitors.

Art Factum Gallery, Chandelier by David&Nicolas  Photo credit: Art Factum Gallery
Art Factum Gallery, Chandelier by David&Nicolas
Photo credit: Art Factum Gallery
Aisha Al Sowaidi, Midhkan in Emerald Green Photo credit: Aisha Al Sowaidi
Aisha Al Sowaidi, Midhkan in Emerald Green
Photo credit: Aisha Al Sowaidi

For more information about Design Days Dubai, and each participating gallery, please visit the bi-lingual website, www.designdaysdubai.ae

Carpenters Workshop Gallery _Vanishing Point by BRAJKOVIC Photo credit: CWG
Carpenters Workshop Gallery _Vanishing Point by BRAJKOVIC
Photo credit: CWG
Victor Hunt, 'LimitedMoths' by Mischer'Traxler Photo credit: Victor Hunt
Victor Hunt, ‘LimitedMoths’ by Mischer’Traxler
Photo credit: Victor Hunt
Vick Vanlian, Ride My Bike Sofa - colaboration with BOKJA Photo credit: Vick Vanlian
Vick Vanlian, Ride My Bike Sofa – colaboration with BOKJA
Photo credit: Vick Vanlian
Vick Vanlian Trinity Chair by RAYXANDER for Vick Vanlian Photo credit: Vick Vanlian
Vick Vanlian Trinity Chair by RAYXANDER for Vick Vanlian
Photo credit: Vick Vanlian
Squad Design Square, One by Tarek ElKassouf Photo credit: Squad Design
Squad Design Square, One by Tarek ElKassouf
Photo credit: Squad Design
Dutch Creative Industries, Streamlined Chair by StudioRoex Photo credit: DCI
Dutch Creative Industries, Streamlined Chair by StudioRoex
Photo credit: DCI
Dutch Creative Industries, Frameworks by Studio Mieke Meijer Photo credit: DCI
Dutch Creative Industries, Frameworks by Studio Mieke Meijer
Photo credit: DCI
Dutch Creative Industry Cutted Cabinet by Rolf Bruggink Photo credit: DCI
Dutch Creative Industry Cutted Cabinet by Rolf Bruggink
Photo credit: DCI
Dutch Creative Industry, Ribbon Chair Presented by Judy Straten and Mischa vanderWekk Photo credit: DCI
Dutch Creative Industry, Ribbon Chair Presented by Judy Straten and Mischa vanderWekk
Photo credit: DCI

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