On its last day, November 15, Downtown Design opens its doors for design enthusiasts and the public to experience the latest collections from top brands and designers from around the world and regionally.
In addition to the next generation of design talent, the fair hosts specially commissioned exhibitions, workshops and design talks, along with cafes and lounges by well-known designers, for a multifaceted experience of design of the highest quality.
Within Downtown Design, visitors will find Downtown Editions, a special exhibition of limited edition and bespoke design from up-and-coming designers in the region and around the world.
Madar, an exhibition of works by Middle East-based designers, gives visitors a deep understanding of what the ecosystem of design in the region looks like. Guest Curator Ghassan Salameh presents the landscape of regional design in an engaging and inspiring way.
Through international collaborations, Sharjah-based Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council is fostering the creation of new contemporary work through revival, modernization and preservation. Visitors will be able to explore their latest, most ambitious project featuring Works from women artisans and practitioners of traditional Emirati crafts
The day’s programme also includes perfume workshops by exhibitors Oo La Lab, a panel discussion on the future of the regional design economy and a conversation with the region’s leading design influencers, Linda Dekkers and Kathryn Hawkes.
From interactive installations and hypnotic sculptures, to products that celebrate the very best in today’s design from around the world and large-scale immersive projects specially commissioned for this year’s fair, visitors will enjoy a dynamic experience of the current design scene.