What an inspirational week! Dubai Design Week is a wrap, but we are already looking forward to next year.
There was so much going on throughout the city in the last week of October and we tried our best to take in as much as possible.
Our kick of was pretty easy since it was visiting one of our favorite designer stores. Comptoir 102 held the exhibition Nature in the City in collaboration with three artists. The set up was totally in line with our obsession of bringing green inside.
At the newly developed Dubai Design District we enjoyed the collection of designs from all over the world under one roof. The atmosphere was amazing and so we happily wandered past the exhibitors. From well known names to new and foreign ones.
Lighting was definitely well represented, in every shape and form. The Mona leather edition and the Popper pendant are however personal favorites of us. But it was great to see such a broad range, including a whole different line of the cage lighting trend. The rough diamond chandelier will be a popular one in this region.
Function met inspiration with some of the stands. Again green (we are pushing it, I know…) were the beautiful garden wall displays of White Almond interiors. Jotun was able to convert everyone into a wall paint lover with their beautifully styled triptych mini apartment. These exhibitors set the bar for next year.
We wondered around, and took turns in falling in love with designs. From Mexico (the chairs from Tributo), to Denmark (the wooden plate collection from Muubs), and San Francisco (yes! we would love to have the oak & marble table in our house).
We were in awe with the beautiful trend of ‘Old being the new New’ when it comes to rugs. Jan Kath design from Germany really knows how to work an oriental carpet. And as we are on the subject of German design, the Rolf Benz 580 green armchair is not only comfortable to look at and a very refreshing piece of furniture for this city.
The vibe inside was great, not to mention the buzz outside. We passed the mobile design shop by S*uce who managed to mix some unique pieces by upcoming designers as we were on the way to some beautiful installations. As the Dubai Design District is not finished yet, the rough edge gave and extra dimension to exhibitions like Brilliant Beirut.
As the weather had just got so much better, the whole experience was completed with some foodtruck streetfood outdoors. With the beautiful new developed design district and some cheese quesadillas with guacamole in front of us, we went home fully inspired, energised, and fed.
With a pile of leaflets, booklets and business cards on our desk, we look out to working with some new products. For anyone that missed this years event, be sure to pencil it in for next year, it’s worth it!