Design Days Dubai 2015
Design Days Dubai Announces Record Number of Galleries for 2015 Edition
11 January, 2015 | DUBAI, UAE – Design Days Dubai will return for its fourth edition, from 16 – 20 March 2015 with a number of firsts overtaking past records. This installment will see an international line-up of 44 renowned exhibitors, from 20 countries presenting purchasable and highly-desirable works of modern and contemporary design to the Middle East and South Asia’s only collectible design fair.
A recognized symbol of the growth and maturity of the design landscape in the UAE, Design Days Dubai includes 22 returning exhibitors, such as Carpenters Workshop Gallery (Paris/London), Southern Guild (Cape Town), Artfactum (Beirut), and Broached Commissions (Melbourne), alongside 11 first-time participants including the regional premiere for David Gill Galleries (London) and Gallery FUMI (London), as well as Gallery ALL (Beijing/Los Angeles), Chamber NYC (New York), Galerie Silbereis (Paris), and designer and personality Fiona Barratt-Campbell’s Privé Collection (London).
“As the event grows year on year, Design Days Dubai continues to cultivate recognition and awareness for design in the region, serving to establish Dubai as a global cultural hub. The upcoming 2015 edition will exhibit the world’s most diverse collection of exhibitors and designers from 20 countries, and ground-breaking works for the audience to further enhance their experience around the subject of design,” said Cyril Zammit, Director, Design Days Dubai. “The fair offers design enthusiasts the opportunity to not only meet international designers, but also acquire collectible design and enhance collections for private and corporate use.”
Design Days Dubai continues to support the Middle Eastern design industry through exhibiting a record number of 16 design studios, galleries, and design professionals based in the Emirates and wider GCC. These include the first participation of 1971 (Sharjah), and 19th Century Antiques (Dubai), as well as the launch of Aljoud Lootah Design Studio (Dubai). Other highlights of the 2015 programme will include a 10th anniversary celebration of Lebanese designer Nada Debs, as well as the regional opening for a new series of vases presented by Wiener Silber Manufactur by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, who will also have distinct ‘liquid’ table works shown by David Gill Galleries (London). Additional Middle Eastern representation can be seen through the participation of Authentique Art Gallery (Dubai), Cities (Dubai & Riyadh), Naqsh Design House (Amman) and Nakkash Gallery (Dubai), together with Tashkeel (Dubai), Fatima bint Mohamed bin Zayed Initiative (Dubai & Abu Dhabi), Faddi Sarriedine (Dubai), and jewellery from Shamsa Alabbar (Dubai).
Held again at ‘The Venue’, the annual setting for the fair, idyllically located next to the iconic Burj Khalifa in Emaar’s Downtown Dubai, audiences can experience, discover and engage with the works on display, and the galleries and designers from around the world. Presenting the highest number of exhibitors at Design Days Dubai to date, participation will be seen from Australia, China, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Netherlands, South Africa, and Taiwan, as well as Europe, and the Americas, showcasing the fair’s global reach.
Design Days Dubai has the continued generous support of returning sponsors since being established in 2012, including the strategic partnership with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts and heritage; French high-jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, who will showcase the dazzling new collection of exceptional stones entitled Pierres de Caractère, Emaar, and Audi working in collaboration to provide visitors with an opportunity to engage with pieces from new- comers and well-established designers.
The exhibitors participating in Design Days Dubai 2015 includes:
1971 (Sharjah) Coletivo Amor de Madre (Sao Paulo) – R Hybrid Art (Budapest) – R 19 Century Antiques (Dubai) Crafts Council (London) – R Iwan Maktabi (Beirut) – R Aljoud Lootah (Dubai) David Gill Galleries (London) Nada Debs – 10 years (Beirut) Arty by AMN (Ajman) Fadi Sarriedine (Dubai) Nakkash Gallery (Dubai) – R Ardeco (Beirut) Fatima Bint Mohammed Initiative (Abu Dhabi / Afghanistan) – R Naqsh Design House (Amman) – R ArtFactum Gallery (Beirut) – R Fiona Barratt-Campbell (London) Sabrina Landini (Pietrasanta, Italy) –R Authentique Art Gallery (Dubai) – R Galerie Judy Straten (Horst, NL) – R Shamsa Alabbar (Dubai) – R Binôme (France) – R Galerie Silbereis (Paris) Southern Guild (Cape Town) – R Broached Commissions (Melbourne) – R Galerie Sofie Lachaert (Tielrode, B) – R Tashkeel (Dubai) – R Carpenters Workshop Gallery (Paris/London) – R Gallery ALL (Beijing/Los Angeles) VCUQatar (Doha) – R Carwan (Beirut/Dubai) – R Gallery FUMI (London) Victor Hunt Designart Gallery (Brussels) –R Chamber (New York) Gallery S. Bensimon (Paris) – R Wiener Silber Manufactur (Vienna) –R Cities (Riyadh/Dubai) House of Today (Beirut) Legend: R = Returning th
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The Venue, Downtown Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard (former Emaar Boulevard, next to Burj Khalifa). Download the map here.
Tickets for Design Days Dubai can be purchased onsite during the fair. One-Day Pass: 50 AED Children under the age of 18 years old are admitted free of charge. University students can also enter free upon show of student ID. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to register your university or college's interest in visiting the fair. Guided tours are available. Registration open from February 2015.
March 16 Ladies’ Preview 1-4pm
March 16 - 19 Public Days 4-10pm
March 20 Public Day 1-7pm