TALKING POINTS – DUBAI DESIGN WEEK

The Dubai Design Week is here!
This is one of those weeks to feed our inspiration and meet creatives from all over the world. The Dubai Design Week is more then just a design fair. Part of it is Downtown Design which is a week full of activities, workshops, events and pop-ups across the city and in the Dubai Design District (D3). As there is so much going on, you will need to do your homework to make sure you don’t miss out on your personal fav’s. And here are ours:

In collaboration with the Dubai Design Week, Superstudio is opening a Tom Dixon pop-up shop. This brand is perfect for this region, being an excellent mix between British design and just the right amount of glitz for the Middle East. We had a chance to pop-in already and are so happy to see some of our favorite products on display like the pendants we used in the Saudi house.

Exclusively for this week, Superstudio and Moooi carpets have announced the ‘create your won carpet’ competition. Designers from the region were allowed to send in their design and fellow Dutchie and Artistic Director of Moooi Design Marcel Wanders will announce the winner this week.

We will definitely also visit the different pavilions of designers from abroad, making sure to stop by affordable design like the bookrack by Agustav from Iceland (Booth C07) and the plant stand by Bend Goods from Los Angeles (Booth G10).

Celebrating 25 years in the region, IKEA promises a fun exhibition, styled by our favorite Design Milk, with lots of stories and surprises. We have already seen the set up and it is grand. But ‘hay’, we are Scandi fanatics.

Speaking of hay, HAY Design has a pop up accessory market in building 7 with some of their lovely and timeless products. As we are so proud of it, we just need to mention that we were asked to take care of the styling. Being inspired by what we saw at the Milan Design Week, we brought in lots of lush leaves to complement the Evergreen by Jotun on the wall. If you are around, please pop in and let us know what you think.

Jotun will launch her new colors at Downtown Design this week. They fit in perfectly with the trend of celebrating the beauty of natural resources and earthy tones, categorizing them into three themes. More on this later this week for sure!

Many international well known brands we love will be exhibiting at Downtown Design. Rolf Benz will be launching their velvet sofa and Carl Hansen and Son will present the iconic Wing, Wishbone and Shell chairs.

As you can see, we are quite excited about this week. Especially because we have seen the Design Week grow over the last few years even taking kind of part of it this year. We look forward to seeing a lot of velvet, soft materials, warm colors and local design.

If you are also enthusiastic, please walk with us through the Dubai Design Week the coming days and see it through the eyes of Live Loud Girl. We will be documenting our favorite moments on Instagram and Instagram Stories.
So grab our hand and let’s go and explore!

Photos by Live Loud Girl

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