Over 150 brands and designers will be on show
By Zehra FarhanOctober 28, 2021
Downtown Design is setting up shop in Dubai Design District for five days of interior design trends, ideas and inspirations.
Designers and architects will be assembling at a purpose-built venue on the waterfront terrace of d3, and there is a packed bill to look forward to if you are a fan of all things creative.
Highlights of this year include furniture from LEMA, Minotti, Giorgetti and Vitra, textiles from Illulian, Kvadrat and Verdi, major kitchen and bathrooms brands including Grohe, Villeroy & Boch, Laboratorio Mattoni and RAK Ceramics, as well as lighting brands including Lasvit from the Czech Republic, Baranska Design from Poland and Shakúff from the USA.
Designers and brands including Aline Hazarian, The Line Concept, Nakkash Gallery and Zieta Studio will also be showcasing limited-edition and bespoke pieces.
The Beirut Concept Store, meanwhile, will house works by 50 established designers and emerging creatives based in Lebanon.
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Of course, local talent will have plenty of limelight, with the UAE Designer Exhibition 2.0 putting the spotlight on creative works of 25 emerging stars.
Pieces from four designers selected by Tashkeel for the 2021 Tanween Programme will also be on display for the first time.
But wait, there’s more.
The Forum at Downtown Design will host a series of live interviews and discussions between leading regional and international architects, interior and product designers.
International speakers contributing to the Forum include design studio founders Sebastian Herkner, Elliott Barnes, Gregory Gatserelia, Massimo Iosa Ghini, Adrien Gardère, and Micael Calatrava.
Design studio founders Micael Calatrava and Sebastian Herkner
And if that wasn;t enough you can also look forward to exciting installations, such as an oversized mosaic-clad caricature by artist Antonello Blandi, decorated by Fantini Mosaici and illuminated with sustainable lighting from Artemide.
Mark your diaries and get ready to be impressed.