About Downtown Design
Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (DCAA), the region’s leading contemporary design fair takes place at the d3 Waterfront within Dubai Design District, 13-16 November 2018.
Downtown Design is the leading platform in the Middle East for the region’s trade professionals to discover original, high-quality design from all over the world. In its sixth edition, the fair will present a carefully edited roster of brands across a range of product categories; including furniture, lighting, bathrooms, kitchens, textiles and accessories. Fostering greater interaction, connectivity and commercial opportunity, Downtown Design is dedicated to providing a dynamic environment for architects and interior designers to network and interact easily and efficiently with local as well as international brands. Alongside the exhibition, the fair presents a wide programme at ‘The Forum’ which includes a series of industry talks, panel discussions and workshops, allowing visitors to gain valuable insight into the region's rapidly evolving design industry, innovation in design and market changes.
This year, Downtown Design will be introducing Downtown Editions; a new and curated element to the fair dedicated to bespoke design, capsule collections, individual studios and designer collaborations from the Middle East and beyond. By unifying with the commercial design and furniture showcase of Downtown Design, it will help further establish Dubai as a destination where design thrives and introduce the international industry to opportunities in the region.