WATCH: Design Time at Dubai's D3
Dubai Design Week kicked off on Monday, with a diverse, ambitious and multi-faceted programme of events unfolding across the city. While the six-day festival is centred around the city’s dedicated design hub, D3, activations have been popping up from Ras Al Khor to Al Serkal and the Al Fahidi Neighbourhood.
Bright ideas and lightbulb moments likely at Dubai Design Week
The event is anchored by three main exhibitions: Abwab, a platform dedicated to offering insight into the region’s design scene, set across five distinctive pavilions; The Global Grad Show, a first look at 150 inventions for the future, courtesy of graduates from 100 universities around the world, including Harvard, MIT and RCA; and Downtown Design, the Middle East’s only trade fair dedicated to original, high-quality design. But there’s plenty more besides: from the public opening of the Jameel Arts Centre to furniture launches and food tours; there are workshops for children, bouquet making classes and Haitian textile designs, French ceramics from 1950s and talks on hovercrafts.