Topic: Design Days Dubai

Design Days Dubai undergoes rebranding to Downtown Editions, becomes part of Downtown Design

The Art Dubai Group has announced the region’s first collectible design fair, Design Days Dubai (which took place annually in March as part of Art Week), has been reformed and will now play a key role within Downtown Design, during Dubai Design Week, … More

Hamza Al Omari wins Middle East Emergent Designer Prize 2017

Dubai-based Jordanian designer Hamza Al Omari has been awarded this year’s Middle East Emergent Designer Prize by Van Cleef & Arpels in collaboration with Tashkeel and Design Days Dubai. In November 2016, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tashkeel, in partnership with Design Days … More

Tashkeel selects four designers for Tanween Design Programme

Tashkeel has announced its selection of four creatives for the 2017-2018 edition of the Tanween Design Programme, who will be designing and creating limited edition products. This year’s Tanween designers include graphic designer Hala Al-Ani; interior designer Alya Sultan Al Eghfeli; artist Myrtille … More

“Dubai is a place for visionary people” says Fabio Novembre

designMENA spoke to revered Italian architect Fabio Novembre prior to his keynote speech at the 2017 Design Days Dubai. The designer spoke about his strong belief in designing for the present and looking to the future. It is one of the reasons he is so … More

“Designers are living in the age of fear” says Fabio Novembre

Designers are currently living in something Italian designer Fabio Novembre calls ‘the age of fear’ which is stalling progress and a positive outlook to the future. designMENA caught up with ‘rebel designer’ Novembre during Design Days Dubai, where he delivered a keynote speech. … More

Interview with Fabio Novembre on Italian design, ‘the age of fear’ and staying rebellious

Aidan Imanova speaks to Fabio Novembre on the meaning of Italian design, ‘the age of fear ‘and staying rebellious. Interviewing Fabio Novembre is difficult to compare to conversations with other designers because instead of answers you hear philosophies and all criticisms become interpretations. … More

Coalesce designs installation at Robinsons Dubai

Karachi-based design studio Coalesce has created a two-part design installation for the newly opened Robinsons store in Dubai Festival City. Named “Flight of the Falcons”, the installation has been commissioned by Dubai-based Antidote art & design. Coalesce’s latest design features flocks of birds, … More

Deadline approaches for Tanween Design Programme in Dubai

The annual Tanween Design Programme entries should be submitted by Tuesday April 11, with three to four UAE-based designers set to create a range of products that will be exhibited and sold at Design Days Dubai 2018. The Tashkeel-initiated programme targets UAE-residing designers … More

Top 10 finalists for Audi Innovation Award

Jordanian designer Sahar Madanat is the first place winner for the inaugural Audi Innovation Award for her dining set design that allows one-handed users to support cutting their food. The results were announced today at the 2017 Design Days Dubai. Second and third … More

Design Day Dubai: AHEC launches “Seed to Seat” project

Seven UAE-based designers have created wooden chairs made out of American hardwoods and, according to the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), for all the hardwood used to make these pieces, it will take only 3.3 seconds to be replaced in the US forest. … More

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