This week saw the announcement of the second edition of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC)’s Urban Majlis. The event welcomed the region’s design and fashion industry experts to present their upcoming collaboration with the inaugural edition of Dubai Design Week, set to take place from 26 to 31 October.
Taking place under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Dubai Design Week will be an annual citywide event which will place Dubai on the map as the emerging design capital of the world.
A panel featuring Nez Gebreel, CEO of Dubai Design and Fashion Council, Cyril Zammit, Fair Director, Design Days Dubai, Lindsay Miller, Managing Director of DubaiDesign District (d3), Dr Noah Raford, Advisor at the Prime Minister’s Office and Hamad Khoory, Partner, Loci Architecture and Design, and moderated by Suzanne Trocmé, Editor at Large, Wallpaper* magazine, highlighted key aspects of the program and discussed how both professionals and the wider public can take part in the event.
“The inaugural edition of Dubai Design Week is a tangible step towards our commitment to raising the profile of Dubai as the emerging capital of design,” said Nez Gebreel, CEO of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council. “This initiative marks a pivotal point in establishing a world-class design community in Dubai and being the catalyst that elevates the emirate’s design industry to the international stage. We look forward to creating a key gateway that brings together regional designers with creative thinkers from around the globe, right here in Dubai.”
Established by Art Dubai Group (ADG), in partnership with d3, Dubai Design Week will coincide with Downtown Design, the region’s leading quality-driven design trade fair. Dubai Design Week will encompass culture, education and entertainment, with key initiatives spanning multiple disciplines of design, from graphic and product designto architecture and industrial design: ‘Global Innovation Design’, ‘Destination Dubai’, ‘Abwab’, ‘Education Programme’, ‘Iconic Installations’ and ‘Take Part Of It.’