Collect and Commission: a curated experience dedicated to limited-edition design
To thoroughly display the wider story around design and to offer all participants and exhibitors an enhanced platform to meet and interact with the regional as well as international trade industry, Design Days Dubai, the city’s first collectible design fair, will from 2018 take new shape and name to evolve into a key element within the Downtown Design trade fair.
Gathering the region’s two leading design events into one meeting point, as an integral part of Dubai Design Week, the region’s largest creative festival, and building on the legacy of Design Days Dubai, Downtown Editions will be a curated event for bespoke and limited-edition design showcased by individual studios, designer collaborations and established as well as merging design brands.
On the foundation of the growth and reputation of Downtown Design, Downtown Editions will expand the footprint of the fair again to incorporate limited edition design in a dedicated section and present the most exciting design talent from around the world, with a focus on the region. Uniting commerce and creativity, this new component of the fair will connect brands and designers from around the world to the buyers of the Middle East, and help educate a new generation locally about the creative and commercial potential of design.
Aljoud Lootah, Founder and Designer of Aljoud Lootah Studio and exhibitor at Design Days Dubai 2017 says: “Design Days Dubai was the platform that supported the launch of my career as a designer and being showcased amongst the best design galleries in the world helped me to better understand how to develop my craft. Exposure to the international industry is crucial for the Aljoud Lootah brand and the unifying of the region’s two main design fairs will provide greater opportunity for the commercial success of local designers.
Exhibitors will be announced later in the year alongside highlights that are set to make Downtown Editions an essential element of the fair and of the Dubai Design Week programme.
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