The competition for the second Audi Innovation Award is now open. The competition, led by Audi Middle East in partnership with Dubai Design Week, aims to empower regional designers while archiving intellectual progress in the region.
Tashkeel's Tanween program is a programme that engages designers, makers, and artisans living and working in the UAE to develop a range of products that work towards defining a design aesthetic that is innately from the Emirates. Harnessing the cross-cultural range of skills and materials in the region, the programme is based on a long-term experimental process involving an annual rotation of selected participants. For its fifth edition the programme will run from May 2017 through to Design Days Dubai 2018.
Farah Kayyal and fellow architect Tarek Hreish founded up-and-coming interior and furniture design studio Aperçu Designs in 2014 in Amman, Jordan. The studio’s intricate, customised, hardwood furniture and light fittings are inspired by their daily life and travel, and the mission to challenge the ideal of beauty that salutes things that are perfect and complete.
Design Days Dubai, the Middle East and South Asia’s only international collectable design fair this year (14-17 March) welcomed a record 11,302 visitors, a 10% increase like-for-like on previous years.
Design Days Dubai was honoured to host His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the sixth edition of the fair. Here's a selection of images from his visit.
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and a driving force for the development of Dubai as a global creative centre, today visited the sixth edition of Design Days Dubai, the first and only fair for collectible design in the region.