Introducing a curated feature for bespoke design at Downtown Design 2018
After six successful years showcasing collectible design to the Middle East market, Design Days Dubai will move to November under a new name Downtown Editions. Joining forces with Downtown Design will unite a broad spectrum of high quality design under one roof, attracting a diversity of regional buyers from design professionals to the design curious.
In the spirit of its predecessor, Downtown Editions will shine a spotlight on limited edition design from around the world, from individual designers and studios to design associations and craft councils, with a special focus on regional designers. This highly curated section will benefit from the robust commercial framework of Downtown Design, helping fledgling designers and young studios to make meaningful market connections to help support their growth.
Downtown Design and Downtown Editions represent the future of design in the Middle East. Acting as a conduit between creativity and commerce, this dynamic new platform will be the hub of the regional design industry each November, and the largest, most significant component of the Dubai Design Week.
Rue Kothari, Fair Director of Downtown Design, says: “We’re excited to announce this new phase in the development of Downtown Design. On the foundation of six years of growth in size and reputation, this new feature will expand our footprint again to incorporate limited edition design in a dedicated section. Living alongside Downtown Design, Downtown Editions will present the most exciting design talent from around the world, with a focus on the region. Uniting commerce and creativity, this new platform 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.”
Exhibitors will be announced later in the year alongside the highlights that are set to make Downtown Editions an essential element of the fair and the Dubai Design Week programme.
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.
Find out more about exhibiting at Downtown Editions here