The milestone 10th edition of Downtown Design offered an extensive programme of insightful activities and unique opportunities of discovery, tailored to diverse visitors based on interests and levels of experience in the field of design, actively engaging both industry and public visitors, throughout the week of the fair, sponsored by programme partner Mira.
Explore the latest collections from sought after brands and studios on a guided tour by one of the leading designers of the Middle East, attend a masterclass to receive accreditation for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, gain insight from some of the most acclaimed profiles of the international design scene in a panel discussion or meet the curators and designers of the creative pop-ups from around the world in person; the programme had something for everyone.
In collaboration with the Council for International Accreditation of Architecture & Design (CIAAD), UN certified masterclasses took place at Downtown Design around architecture and interior design disciplines.
Curated guided tours of Downtown Design were offered to help visitors navigate the latest collections and discover new innovative products, meet the participating brands and emerging designers.
Downtown Design's bespoke Trade/Connect programme catered to senior architects, interior designers and industry decision-makers who are actively engaged in significant regional projects.
The Forum at Downtown Design hosted a series of live talks, panel discussions and keynotes that featured regional and international thought-leaders, in an amphitheatre setting designed to promote interaction, connectivity and dialogue with unparalleled industry insights.