Dubai Design Week is the largest festival of creativity in the Middle East, reflecting Dubai’s position as the regional capital of design. The programme takes place from the 12th until the 17th of the November 2018 and it is made up of +200 events covering design across a range of disciplines including architecture, product, furniture, graphic and interior design. The 2018 programme for the fourth edition of this grand event is full of numerous workshops and exhibitions, both constructive and inspiring to every visitor and participant.
Starting with the Design Collective NAKKASH, this exhibition, produced exclusively for Dubai Design Week, will showcase pieces that have never been seen before by a selection of renowned, interior designers supported by the gallery.
The sixth edition of Downtown Design, the Middle East’s only trade fair dedicated to original, high-quality design, is the biggest and most ambitious to date. With 175 contemporary design brands, including 40 interior designers, Dubai Design Week presents the largest ever curation of Middle Eastern talent alongside the best of international design.
Takbir Fatima from DesignAware presents a collaborative, three-day course in 3D design thinking hosted by ard and the Fractals Workshop, exploring generative design and geometric form-finding using vernacular methods and local materials.
Kursi, meaning ‘Chair’ in Arabic, is an exhibition exploring chair design, hosted by the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), in partnership with Vitra. Kursi takes inspiration from the iconic Panton chair to launch new ideas and consider the future of chair contemporary design.
MAS Paints hosts a pop-up at the Making Space venue where visitors can learn the process of mixing non-toxic paints and come up with completely unique colours.
Professor Michael Rice of the American University of Dubai demonstrates the ﬁring techniques and processes of the Raku kiln. Raku ﬁring, which means ‘pleasure’ or ‘enjoyment’, is an astonishing Japanese ceramics technique invented in the 16th century.
Experience the gentle buildup of a warm summer rainstorm in the middle of Dubai with Kohler’s Rain Real installation, using a unique design that uses gravity to shape individual water drops to replicate rainfall.
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