Wallpaper* has recently published a feature highlighting Dubai’s rapidly growing economy and its impact on the flourishing local creative sector with the Middle East’s leading design fair, Downtown Design, bolstering the surge in the design industry.

Noting that brands, manufacturers, studios and individual designers from around the world participate in Downtown Design to gain commercial opportunity, enhance their visibility and brand awareness in the market, while accessing the most relevant audiences as the fair attracts leading design professionals, industry decision-makers and buyers from the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and beyond.

As a preview of the upcoming fair, major global names such as Cosentino, Fritz Hansen, Lasvit, Minotti and Pedrali will be exhibiting creative showcases and latest collections. Leading lighting control brand Lutron is staging an interactive experience with architectural lighting; and VitrA will launch its collaboration with Tom Dixon in the Middle East.

In the fair’s section dedicated to limited-edition design, Downtown Editions, renowned design gallery House of Today is showcasing works by Lebanese creatives Stephanie Moussallem and Roula Salamoun among others; emerging Emirati designer Omar Al Gurg will reveal a solo showcase of his brand Modu Method; and Kuwaiti designer Meshary AlNassar will present new collectible pieces using natural materials.

Read the full article on one of the world’s leading design and architecture publication Wallpaper* here

Find out more about exhibiting in the 2022 edition of the fair here.