The ‘Wetlands’ exhibition explores the fragile link between waste and production with forward-thinking, innovative and responsible solutions. The United Arab Emirates win the Golden Lion for best National pavilion at the 17th Biennale Architettura di Venezia.
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”.
Dubai 2018 – The best of Dubai Design Week 2018 is on Pinterest – explore our dedicated board! (And do not forget to read our design report!)
Saudi Design Week 2018 highlighted the sustainable approach of local designers unveiling the crafts and creativity of a country at the cross between cultural reform, tradition and geo-sociopolitical circumstances.
A computer programmed Saudi lounge and a personal perfume mixing machine. 5 Saudi designers celebrating their country’s cultural heritage and craftsmanship in a sustainable way on show, from fashion to furniture and technology.
Archipanic meets Lebanese designer Nada Debs who created playful and human-based furniture collections meshing Middle East craftsmanship with her international imprint.
Omani architecture becomes furniture in British designer Bethan Gray’s expanded collection made of maple wood, brass and mother pearl.
Aljoud Lootah translates the intricate patterns of Emirati architectural heritage into TEBR porcelain collection of vases and tableware.
L.E.F.T. renewed a Lebanese mosque adding an ephemeral structure that connects an outdoor plaza with the interior religious place.
Middle & Far East Architecture: Foster & Partners, KPF Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and SOM worked on these new urban areas that will most probably define our future way of living the present.