Design Days Dubai brings style to the public
Ever given in to the temptation to think “design” is a self-indulgent, self-created sub-section of art? At Design Days Dubai, the leading fair in the Middle East and South Asia dedicated to collectible and limited edition furniture and design objects, you’ll see how intrinsic design is to good living. It’s not an esoteric discipline, it’s the organisation of everything we see, touch, use.
For those with more than just a passing interest in the subject, the fair showcases leading international designers and galleries alongside up and coming practitioners of the art from around the world and the region. It will also will also provide an immersive programme of workshops, installations, live performances and educational sessions by leading names in the business.
Exhibitors will include the Crafts Council (UK), Binome (France), New York’s Chamber Gallery of Objects D’Art and Colleto Amor de Madre from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Homegrown designers will be represented by Nakkash Gallery Dubai, Abu Dhabi’s Fatima Bint Mohamed Initiative and Sharjah’s 1971 – Design Space, as well as Beirut’s Art Factum and Carwan galleries among others.
Of the more prominent Dubai exhibitors, Cities Boutique is presenting pieces in the theme of the art of man and the art of nature and how these two forces interact. Using wood as the chief material, the collection will include limited edition pieces like the Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy of the United Kingdom, the Konsair Desk by Rüdiger Weidemann of Germany and a chaise longue by Olivier and Jean-Benoit Biscarrat of France.
Another home-grown gallery, Nakkash, will be displaying the works of Portuguese designer Jorje Moura. Moura’s designs draw heavily from his passions and interests, such as architecture, travel and nature, often fusing disparate materials such as metal and wood together in one single piece of furniture.
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Design Days Dubai will be held at The Venue, Downtown Dubai, between March 16 and 20.
Tickets: A day pass costs AED50