Dubai Design Week
Back for an eight season, Dubai Design Week, in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), will run from 8 – 13 November, this year.
“The annual event is one of the region’s most significant cultural occasions, with a line-up of programming demonstrating Dubai’s commitment to design,” note the organisers.
“This year’s programming is focused on designing a sustainable future, through the theme Design with Impact.”
This will include a “series of immersive installations that demonstrate innovative design thinking: using materials that spark conversations around how design can have a positive impact on the environment”.
The line-up also includes exhibitions that “explore design at the junction of technology, craft, architecture and academia”, collaborative workshops and a Design Market by FLTRD – a homegrown retail offering showcasing the best local artisans and products.
While the headline commercial event, Downtown Design, will take place from 9 to 12 November and feature over 200 brands and designers from around the globe.
Three exhibitions and installations not to miss are:
D3 Architecture Exhibition – a showcase of nine projects by international and regional architecture firms that champion innovative design and sustainable materials that have a positive impact on the environment.
Matter-ials – a series of indoor installations that “underscore prominent environmental issues and symbolise the opportunity created by materials that matter”.
Design in the Metaverse – an exhibition where visitors can experience immersive activations and workshops from leading Metaverse brands and discover how technology is pushing the boundaries of design.