Dubai Design Week and Downtown Design | November 12-17, 2018 | Events and Exhibitions

 

This November, the region’s most anticipated Design Week will take place.

Dubai Design Week continues to grow, cementing Dubai as the design capital of the Middle East
* The region’s largest creative festival returns this year from 12-17 November 2018
* The free-to-attend program will comprise more than 230 events throughout Dubai Design District (d3) and across the city
* With +120 institutions participating, the 2018 edition will see a 20% growth since last year’s event

 

Taking place at locations across the city, this year’s program will be the most comprehensive to date, with more than 120 companies participating and 230 events taking place, encompassing exhibitions, commissioned installations, awards and competitions, talks and workshops, tours and experiences for design enthusiasts and public visitors alike.

Dubai Design Week will this year launch its first app, allowing visitors to create personalised schedules on the go based on preferences and interests and to be the first to get notified of must-attend launches and events.

Coinciding with the event, this November will see the official opening of the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai’s first contemporary arts museum, the inaugural Fikra Graphic Design Biennial in Sharjah, the first of its kind in the region, and a range of activities staged at Alserkal Avenue, reinforcing November as the annual focal point for design and creativity in Dubai.

Highlights of Dubai Design Week 2018 at d3
Exhibitions and Pop-ups

For the first time, this year Dubai Design Week partners with social networking giant Facebook through a real-world activation set in within the heart of Dubai Design District (d3). Customized workshops and knowledge sharing activities have been specially devised to celebrate the Arab creative community. Facebook’s 6-day physical presence will showcase how people can use the platform to connect and build communities in memorable, creative and responsible ways.

An exhibition highlighting eight of the brightest Emirati talents from across the country, UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from The Emirates is a vehicle for generating awareness on the emerging creative profiles from the UAE.

Enabling UAE design since 2008, design-incubator Tashkeel will present ‘Design+Making UAE’; a destination for those curious about the local design ecosystem, exploring design practice in the UAE from concept to completion.

The roadshow exhibition ‘Original Comes from Vitra’ consists of series of booths, each dedicated to telling the story of a Vitra original. Each booth will narrate the history of the product with drawings, sketches and photographs of prototypes. Examples include some of world’s most iconic pieces of furniture; the Panton chair, the Standard chair by Jean Prouve and the Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames.

DRAK, the design collective based in Dubai’s Ras Al Khor community will be conducting a community initiative titled ‘From RAK to DRAK’ where three designers, Amal Haliq, Faissal El-Malak and Khalid Mezaina, will focus on three commercial outlets from the neighbourhood.

ProtoPieces is an exhibition of furniture work designed by 12 students of the College of Architecture Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah.

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Your Chance to Win an International Scholarship at Raffles Milano | Contest

 

 

Win 1 of the 20 international scholarships for the international Masters of Raffles Milano – Istituto di Moda e Design

 

Raffles Milano, one of the most exclusive fashion and design schools in the world, located in the center of Milan, is offering 20 scholarships for its international Masters that stars in the 2018/2019 academic year.

 

Unlike traditional Masters, the Raffles Milano courses are innovative in both method and approach and are taught by an international faculty.  The masters lasts 10 months and has only 20 students per class. The (didactic) program is composed of 10 modules, each organized and managed in collaboration with leading international Advertising and Photography agencies, important Product, Visual Design and Architecture studios, and exclusive Fashion Brands. This enables students to try their hand with concrete cases, guided by professionals.

 

International Masters Raffles Milano

 

 

The contest is open to students with an Undergraduate Degree or Bachelors’ Degree and with a non-academic degree or qualification. Even candidates with a working track record in the chosen field of study can participate.

 

The Scholarships will be granted to candidates based on the evaluation of their dossiers by the Course leader and Lecturers of each Master.

 

Candidates should send the Application form and a portfolio to [email protected] by 30th May 2018.

 

Participate now and find out more about the school on http://rafflesitaly.com/en/news/20-scholarships-y-20182019/

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Where To Go During Dubai Design Week| 13-18 November 2017

 

Dubai Design Week has become the number one design event in the Middle East and is growing more and more annually. This year the program is more diverse than all previous years. I strongly advise you to make use of the large number of interesting talks and workshops. If you can, try to visit the Louvre in Abu Dhabi which will be officially opening November 11, 2017.

As for Dubai Design Week, it is a diverse 6-day program of exhibitions, installations, talks, educational workshops and more which will allow visitors the opportunity to discover and engage with design. The free-to-attend program will serve as a rich introduction to the design scene in the UAE, and build on the many events and exhibitions happening throughout the week and beyond.

I will list below some of my favourite programs, to check out the rest of the list go to Dubai Design Week website.

Downtown Design

November 14 – 17 2017

Dubai Design District (d3)

In its fifth edition, the Fair will take place at the Dubai Design District and present a carefully edited roster of established and emerging brands across a range of product categories; including furniture, lighting, bathrooms, kitchens, textiles and accessories. This is a great time to check out the latest collections for most brands.

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Icons Collection Exhibition at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris | Exhibitions

 

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris and Art photo Expo are pleased to present the Icons Collection in the Art District gallery, an exhibition proposing an exclusive selection of portraits of personalities by renowned photographers, whose images have forged the legend of the icons of our time.

The Icons Collection goes through some of the major stages in the history of cinema,  music, fashion and sports. These celebrities have made generations dream, dance, cry and are engraved in our memories. Some of these images transcend across various cultures.

This exhibition is also a tribute to the modern personalities highlighted in our news thanks to the power of social networks. Some of the subjects are genuinely timeless icons and others are infamous, but all of the photos are equally magical.

The star-studded exhibition presents more than 60 photographs of different formats in limited editions which are signed by twenty selected photographers. Guests will be able to see Marilyn Monroe meet Naomi Campbell, Mike Tyson defy Belmondo, Brigitte Bardot give the side-eye to Kate Moss and Ray Charles meet David Bowie.

 

Photos by: Richard Aujard, Claude Azoulay, Arno Bani, Raymond Cauchetier, Michel Comte, John Dominis, Arthur Elgort, Tony Frank, Ron Gallela, Claude Gassian, François Gragnon, Michel Haddi, Markus Klinko, Thierry Le Goues, Philippe Robert, Luc Roux, Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, Ellen Von Unwerth, Albert Watson.

About Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris:
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris reopened in 2010 as the most exciting 5-star luxury hotel in the City of Lights, after a dramatic and complete two-year transformation by designer Philippe Starck. The hotel has 149 luxurious rooms and suites and is just minutes from the Arc-de-Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées in Paris’ 8th arrondissement. At Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, art is omnipresent, with an exclusive service of Art Concierge, an Art Bookstore, a private Art Gallery, a 99-seat cinema theatre and an impressive private art collection.

Food and drink are an art form here too – from the buzz of Le bar Long on the ground floor, to the two restaurants, Matsuhisa Paris for a Japanese cuisine and Il Carpaccio Michelin-star Italian restaurant. Not to be missed are the delicious pastries, macarons and chocolates by Pierre Hermé, considered by Vogue magazine as the ‘Picasso of pastry’. Art, decoration, design and a fashionable selection: Le Royal Eclaireur is an exclusive destination. The 1,500sqm Spa My Blend by Clarins is an award-winning white paradise, with the longest swimming pool in a Paris hotel.

www.leroyalmonceau.com

 

 

 

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Louis Vuitton New Objets Nomades to Be Displayed During Fuori Milan | Exhibition April 4-9, 2017

 

The most anticipated furniture fair all year is the Salone Del Mobile, this year it takes place between April 4-9, 2017. The fair is complemented with Euroluce among other interesting events.
The Objets Nomades Collection from fashion house Louis Vuitton, enriched with 10 new items, will be presented during Fuori Salone in Milan, from April 4th to 9th at Palazzo Bocconi.

Created in 2012, the Objets Nomades collection keeps alive Louis Vuitton’s long tradition of beautifully crafted travel objects. Some of the world’s most renowned designers have since imagined stunning travel-inspired Objets, which have then been made by Louis Vuitton.

 

 

The limited editions and experimental prototypes that make up the Objets Nomades collection all pay homage to the House’s special orders of the past and add the defiantly contemporary visions of creative designers from around the world: Atelier Oï, Maarten Baas, Barber and Osgerby, the Campana Brothers, Damien Langlois-Meurinne, Nendo, Gwenaël Nicolas, Raw Edges, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, and, most recently, India Mahdavi and Tokujin Yoshioka.

 

 

Today, there are 25 Objets Nomades and 10 among them will be presented for the first time during Fuori Salone in Milano. From a hammock to a deckchair, from a swing chair to a foldable stool. Each Objet embodies the same ideals: a love of the beauty of fine materials, the possibility of forms and carefully balanced proportions, complex and meticulous craftsmanship, and close attention to detail.

 

 

LOUIS VUITTON OBJETS NOMADES
Palazzo Bocconi, Corso Venezia 48, 20122 Milano
From April 4th to April 9th: Exhibition open to the public
Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm

Louis Vuitton

 

 

 

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Design Days Dubai | March 14-17 , 2017 | Events and Exhibitions

This March Dubai introduces Design Days Dubai, Art Dubai, Christie’s and Tashkeel, this year is going to be Design Days Dubai’s largest one yet- with some really stunning pieces.

What should you know about Design Days Dubai:

  • The world’s most diverse design fair dedicated to collectable design
  • Sixth edition held from 14 – 17 March, 2017 at Dubai Design District (d3)
  • The largest number of exhibitors to date, 50; record UAE participation
  • Range of prices appeal to both next generation of collectors and seasoned collectors
  • Returning exhibitors point to a maturing in design appreciation in the UAE
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