Reflecting Dubai’s rapidly growing economy and its strong impact on the flourishing design industry in the Middle East, Downtown Design’s 2022 edition will see its most elevated showcase of high-quality and internationally renowned brands and manufacturers participating since its inception.
Taking place 9-12 November, the fair will once again feature large-scale showcases of national presentations alongside a wide array of brands, manufacturers, studios and individual designers from around the world who each year choose to enhance their visibility at the region’s leading design event.
This year, the fair will see the return of the country pavilions from leading design centres France, Italy and Spain among others, and will welcome back a range of internationally renowned brands such as Minotti presented by Aati, Cosentino who is producing a creative concept alongside award-winning carpet makers Jaipur Rugs and THG Paris. Newcomers to the fair this year include Fritz Hansen, the Danish design house globally characterized by world-famous classics; Studio Nada Debs that will present a showcase celebrating 20 years of craftsmanship; innovative lighting brand Slamp, showcasing iconic collections including designs by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA); pioneers in the field of architectural lighting, Lutron; unique Italian luxury furniture manufacturer, Philipp Selva; and Huda Lighting who will stage an immersive, multi-brand exhibit.
In addition, there will be a number of creative designer collaborations exhibited at the fair, including cc-tapis’ world-premiere of the ’COURSE’ wall-hanging as part of their collection with Duccio Maria Gambi, presented by Iwan Maktabi, the award-winning ‘Liquid’ collection by Tom Dixon for VitrA, and RAK Ceramics return with new pieces to their range with ELIE SAAB, following their debut at Downtown Design in November 2021.
The ever-popular Downtown Editions, will this year offer consumers and trade alike an exciting line-up of design galleries and collectives, individual designers and studios who will each present exhibitions of limited-edition works. Read more about the Downtown Editions highlights for this year here.
The full 2022 exhibitor list and the line-up of creative concepts and installations will be announced on 1 October.