over 100 emerging and established brands return for downtown design
 

over 100 emerging and established brands return for downtown design

dubai design week not only unites the emerging work of emirati designers and brands but showcases them on an international stage each year. it highlights how the city has become a global capital for design, especially in the middle eastern markets. as a key event for the design week, downtown design is set to return for its seventh edition on the waterfront of d3 (dubai design district) from november 12-15, 2019. the custom-built exhibition space continues to grow in size, program and opportunities with over 16,000 visitors in 2018.


le refuge by marc ange
(main image: the line concept)
all images courtesy of dubai design week

 

 

downtown design and downtown editions help high end brands and designers to connect with the buyers and collectors in the middles east market. our platform is a conduit for the region’s design industry that exposes the ideas, opportunities and creativity of an emerging market with significant growth potential,says rue kothari, fair director, downtown design.


downtown design 2018

 

 

in 2018, dubai design week saw the event grow by 25% and this trend is set to continue with 2019 being there largest and most extensive to date. downtown design hosted over 175 brands including 40 regional designers for professional and creative enthusiasts to see. established global companies included the return of herman miller, marset, moroso and more, whilst brands such as arper, artemide, cassina and more joined for the first time.


downtown design 2018

 

 

visitors are able to discover contemporary designs from both established and emerging regional talent. 2018 saw the introduction of ‘downtown editions’, a curated section within the fair that showcased limited edition designs from individual studios, brands and designers. from innovatively yet intricately produced accessories to traditionally-crafted furniture, the curation highlighted the rich creativity in middle east. ‘downtown design is a great platform that gives local, regional and international designers the opportunity to exhibit and be exposed to an international audience,’ concludes designer aljoud lootah.


layth mahdi’s ripple project

 

 

as well as exhibiting the hundreds of international brands on show, downtown design hosts an array of inspiring design-led events. large-scale installations offer moments of tranquillity and social activity, pop-up cafes build new relationships and spurs creativity, and an extensive talks program challenges critical themes on the future of design.

 

for more information on the 2019 program and how to participate, click here.


in-doi from downtown editions

 


lasvit flow light by albal design studio

 


takya stool by aljoud lootah

 


rock coffee table by aajih & omar nakkash

 


baxter

 


masquespacio by manfredi style

 

 

project info:

 

event: dubai design week 2019

fair: downtown design

dates: november 12-15, 2019

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