Topic: Dubai Design Week

Audi Innovation Award invites submissions by designers based in the Middle East

The Audi Innovation Award 2018 is inviting GCC and Levant-based designers to submit entries to this year’s edition, with the theme centered on ‘Connections’. The competition, led by Audi Middle East in partnership with Dubai Design Week, aims to boost regional designers, while … More

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

Audi Innovation Award’s theme for 2018 tasks designers to create products through ‘connectivity’

Audi Innovation Award has announced the theme for its third edition, ‘Connections’, with winners announced during the 2018 Dubai Design Week event. The theme is in line with Audi’s future vision in the development of smart cities and connectivity that “helps anticipate the … More

Video: Fredrikson Stallard speaks to designMENA about designing giant sun-like installation for Dubai

British design-duo Fredrikson Stallard had erected a giant sun-like installation in the middle of Dubai Design District (d3) during this year’s Dubai Design Week. Entitled Prologue, the outdoor installation was first created in 2014. Each Prologue is defined by its location through choice … More

AAU Anastas creates stone installation as peaceful protest against separation wall in Palestine

Palestinian architect-duo Elias and Yousef Anastas of AAU Anastas showcased its While We Wait installation in the OMA-designed Concrete building, in Alserkal Avenue during Dubai Design Week. The multi-sensory installation, created to instigate a sense of meditation and thought, is inspired and created … More

Aljoud Lootah designs new collection inspired by ‘areesh’ palm frond structures

Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah has unveiled a new collection inspired by the traditional palm frond (or palm leaf) structures found across the Middle East. Entitled ‘Al Areesh’ (referencing the Arabic name of the structure), the collection comprises a set of furniture and lighting … More

In pictures: Highlights from Dubai Design Week 2017

The third edition of Dubai Design Week took place from the 13-18 November. During the six-day programme, 60,000 design professionals, students and members of the public attended events in Dubai Design District (d3) and with more than 200 events across the city. The … More

Grimshaw officially opens Dubai office

London-based architecture firm Grimshaw has officially opened its Dubai office, which is located in Dubai Design District (d3). The firm’s Dubai office will act as a central hub for its Middle East-based projects, including projects such as the Sustainability Pavilion for Dubai Expo … More

desert INK to design maze-like installation for Downtown Design

Landscape architects desert INK is set to design an installation which will be positioned at the entrance of Downtown Design, combining elements of landscaping, art and architecture. The installation forms the entrance to the exhibition, intended to guide visitors through a maze-like path … More

Fredrikson Stallard to present sun-inspired installation for Swarovski during Dubai Design Week

British design-duo Fredrikson Stallard will be unveiling a large-scale sculpture for  Swarovski  during Dubai Design Week, taking place from 13-18 November, 2017. Entitled Prologue, the outdoor installation was created by the design duo in 2014 and features a  luminous circular sculpture with over … More

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