Dubai Design Days Rebrands As Downtown Editions

Diana Bell-Heather   |   04 - 03 - 2018

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Dubai Design Day’s have successfully promoted regional creativity for the last six years, but this season it will transform into Downtown Editions in aim to be one of the biggest and most diverse design fairs.


Moving to November, Downtown Editions will build on the legacy of the city’s first collectible design fair. Expect curated exhibition of bespoke design, capsule collections, individual studios and designer collaborations. Rue Kothari, Fair Director of Downtown Design, said:


“We are excited to announce this new phase in the development of Downtown Design. On the foundation of the fair’s growth in size and reputation, this new element will expand our footprint again to incorporate limited edition design in a dedicated section. Living alongside Downtown Design, Downtown Editions will present diverse design talent from around the world, with a spotlight on the region. Uniting commerce and creativity, this new platform will connect brands and designers from around the world to the buyers of the Middle East, and help educate a new generation locally about the creative and commercial potential of design.”


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Visitors of the event will be able to experience a broad spectrum of design, from high-end manufactured furniture to handmade limited-edition objects. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the latest trends from around the world and connect with the regional creative community to buy, commission and engage with contemporary design.


Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Downtown Editions will take place on the 13 – 16 November 2018 at a custom-built venue on the d3 waterfront.


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