Dubai 2020: frugal seats by working-class migrants in the UAE, butterflies-inspired rugs empowering Afghani women and creative tools for kids who suffered during the Syrian war.
The city’s inaugural architectural festival, convertible benches and a palm tree textile design celebration. We have rounded up 10 highlights on show at Dubai Design Week 2020 kicking off on November 9.
Palm weaving techniques, traditional Middle East architecture and landscapes of shape-shifting dunes are re-interpreted in contemporary designs at Downtown Design 2019 in Dubai.
Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah launches MUDEEM, a collection of hand-crafted storage boxes inspired by the traditional ‘Mandoos’ chests. The series “keep pace with a changing world”.
Afghani crafts, a pavilion inspired by wind towers of the Gulf and a gateway exploding the patterns of light created by traditional gridded windows in Middle Eastern architecture. We rounded up some of the best installations and exhibitions at Dubai Design Week 2019.
An up-cycled jumping whale, shark-shaped alcoves and high-tech sustainable fishing nets saving dolphins’ lives. 7 marine-inspired design projects delivering responsible messages and supporting environmental issues.
Aljoud Lootah translates the intricate patterns of Emirati architectural heritage into TEBR porcelain collection of vases and tableware.
Omani-inspired cabinets functional praying consoles and skyscraper-looking tables. Archipanic previews 10 projects and designs by innovative women at Design Days Dubai 2017.
Aljoud Lootah abstracts geometrical patterns to create Double Square minimal furniture design collection.
Yaroof installation by Aljoud Lootah pays homage to traditional fishing techniques and Arabesque patterns in front of Dubai contemporary skyline.
Dubai-based designer Aljoud Looutah created the Oru Series, a design collection in teak, copper and felt inspired by origami tradition.
Beside flamboyant and bespoke exhibitions, Design Days Dubai presented the creative genius and smart entrepreneurship of women shaping Middle East Design.