To mark the opening of Mirage Project Point Dubai, a new design hub based in Dubai Design District (d3), a full programme of talks and events will be free to the public during Dubai Design Week, commencing October 24.
“We want to give something back to the design community here, and encourage people to get together and discuss the industry that we all love to work in. Mirage Project Point Dubai offers architects, interior designers, and design professionals a versatile, open meeting and consultancy space, to be used for presentations, exhibitions and talks,” says Tanya Pearson, general manager of Mirage Middle East, Italian manufacturer of porcelain stoneware,
On the opening day, Mirage Project Point Dubai presents a panel discussion about fire safety and fire resistant materials in the regional construction and design industry, highlighting key new advice drafted by UAE Civil Defense. Guest speakers include a regular commentator on the topic Abhishek Chhabra of Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants, which specialises in passive fire protection and façade testing, and Ammar Saad, director of Lever Building Materials, which represents leading products in the building material industry.
On Wednesday, October 26, the designers of Mirage Project Point Dubai, Pallavi Dean Interiors will host a design talk on contemporary commercial design, drawing upon innovative design details in the venue and other examples in the region.
Design in Ras Al Khor (DRAK), in association with Dubai Design Week, has partnered with Mirage Middle East and its distribution partner Lever Building Materials as exclusive venue hosts for the DRAK16 exhibition and design dinners, held every day at Lever Building Materials’ warehouse and offices in Ras Al Khor. For free transport to and from the exhibition venue, visitors can book a complimentary taxi from Mirage Project Point Dubai, B101 Building 5, d3, to Lever Building Materials, Industrial Zone 2, Ras Al Khor (and back to d3), between October 24 and 29, 10am to 10pm.