Jafar Dajani is a Jordanian architect and interior designer who started his own design practice in Dubai in 2013. With a passion for art and furniture, Jafar’s designs are functional and timeless and will be exhibited for the first time at Design Days Dubai.
Art Dubai Group today announced the appointment of William Knight as Managing Director and Head of Design at the company. As owners of the region’s leading portfolio of art and design events in the Middle East and North Africa, Knight has been appointed to lead and develop the company’s design portfolio, which currently includes the region’s largest design event and trade show, Dubai Design Week and Downtown Design, as well as Design Days Dubai.
Dutch designer and architect of Abu Dhabi's LIWA tower, Kas Oosterhuis explains why the bespoke tapestries and limited edition version of his 'Body Chair' are inspired by this master painter in the de Stijl movement.
Nermeen and Nisreen Abu Dail return to the fair with their 'Beauty of Embroidery' collection. This showcase, which is an extension of their Wihdeh Collection, is inspired by both contemporary and traditional Arabic aesthetics; incorporating traditional art, embroidery, architecture and heritage from the region whilst maintaining a minimalist and modern style.
Vick Vanlian discovered his passion for design aged seven through his family’s gallery in Beirut. He first attended Salone del Mobile in Milan at the age of ten, graduated from the Lebanese American University (LAU) in 2000 with a high distinction in Interior Architecture, and went on to found one of the Lebanese capital’s most distinguished interior design firms, gaining international recognition with unique and eclectic products influenced by pop culture. His impressive portfolio of projects ranges from apartments and private residences to palaces, restaurants, clubs, bars and hotels.
In 2016, Hinjal Kumar, an architecture student at the American University of Sharjah and the only student in the 10 shortlisted finalists, won design initiative Urban Commissions with Bike d3. Her design responded to the brief to create a shelter for d3, plus it promoted lifestyle improvement. Bike d3 provides shade and an intimate space, and its spiral twist with a slatted bicycle storage system supports an alternative mode of commuting and moving around the new design district.