Design Days Dubai - March 18-21

Where art and design meet

by Malcolm Clark
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Just a few days to go for the most awaited event for Art Design addicts, Design Days Dubai. The second edition takes place from 18th to 21st March 2013 and is the first in the Middle East and South Asia dedicated to collectibles and limited edition furniture and design objects. It takes place at ‘The Venue, Downtown Dubai’ at the base of the spectacular Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and icon of contemporary architecture, designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP architects, during the city's annual cultural event, Art Week.

Its goal is to present the best of regional and international design to collectors and a wide audience of design enthusiasts.

The event consists of a series of interactive workshops, talks, screenings, performances, installations and exhibitions with the aim of strengthening greater appreciation and understanding for design as a form of applied arts. It encourages the involvement of emerging talent from the region and acts as focal point for the global design and art community, while becoming a vibrant addition to the region’s cultural scene.

United Visual Artists - Always Never

Antonio Pio Saracino - Molecular Chair

Jens Praet - Shredded Documents Side Table

The 2013 edition, with 135 designers and 29 galleries from all over the world, proudly presents new evolutions, including a particular focus on sustainability, the Design Days Dubai LAB, where designers work live during the fair. It will include prolific Emirati designer Khalid Shafar, Belgian creator Jens Praet, and designers from the UK’s Studio Swine, who will present works using materials such as cultured pearls from Ras Al Khamaih, recycled magazine paper and industrial construction waste.

Table on 1930's camera projector stand  by T. Laubinger

Louis Durot Spirale Armchair 1972

There will also be an enhanced “Bespoke Design” section featuring carpets from luxury custom carpets manufacturer Tai Ping carpets in Hong Kong and French bespoke furniture manufacturer and designer Moissonnier.

For more information visit www.designdaysdubai.ae

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