Downtown Design 2019: 7 exhibitions and furniture designs inspired by Middle Eastern heritage

Downtown Design 2019. 'Sarab' colection by Jawaher Alkhayyal - Photo by Jawaher Alkhayyal.

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.

Dubai Design Week 2019: 7 highlights on show in the UAE creative capital

Dubai Design Week 2019 - Photo vias IG via @mydubai

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.

Independent fair EDIT Napoli premieres celebrating the rise of the designer-maker

EDIT Napoli. Complesso di San Domenico Maggiore - Photo by ©Lea Anouchinsky.

Set in a Dominican convent and church in the earth of Naples, the first editiion of EDIT Napoli brings together the city’s unique vibrant imprint and its international role of Mediterranean capital of culture to celebrate the new generation of independent designers.

7 trends and highlights from ‘3 Days of Design 2019’ in Copenhagen

3 Days of Design 2019 - JH97 Lounge Chair and Planner shelving and PM-02 table lamp - Photo by Fritz Hansen

At 3 Days of Design 2019 Nordic workplaces become flexible, design crafts are ‘not-necessarily’ functional, chairs protect the ocean while art injects irreverence into design.

Ukrainian design is the ultimate – and probably the most hype-free – creative frontier

Sergey Makhno Architects at Salone del Mobile.Milano - Photo by Sergey Makhno Architects

Ukrainian design blooms blending the country’s wilderness, ancient craftsmanship and mysterious folklore. In Milan, Sergey Makhno Architects, Victoriya Yakusha and emerging talents from Kiev showcase ‘earthy’ collections connecting past, present and future.

Scholten & Baijings’ TIME FOR TEA installation celebrates sipping rituals through design

Scholten Baijings TIME FOR TEA installation @ Fortnum & Mason - Photo by Charles Emerson Courtesy of London Design Festival.

A Japanese exquisite tea set, soft green hues, subtle patterns and bespoke furniture. The TIME FOR TEA installation brings together crafts and design from across the globe, one sip at a time.