Must-See Installations at Dubai Design Week 2016
From October 24th to the 29th, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates will march to the beat of international design. Over those six days, festival-goers visitors can discover numerous exhibitions, conferences, and workshops. Dubai will be transformed by 15 public installations by renowned international, regional, and local designers. Here is a rundown of the events that should not be missed.
The popular exhibition—featuring creative talent from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia region—is returning to the design festival. This year, Abwab will showcase new work from Algeria, Bahrain, India, Iraq, Palestine, and the United Arab Emirates. Housed in a cluster of six pavilions, the exhibition is centered around the theme of human senses.
October 24 (2 PM to 9 PM), October 25-28 (10 AM to 9 PM) and on October 29 (9 AM to 6 PM).
Abwab Pavilions, Dubai Design District.
Bernar Venet Solo Exhibition
This is French artist Bernar Venet’s first ever solo exhibition in the region. It will act as an introduction to his work based on “variations of the line.” The main exhibit will be a 21-foot-tall monumental sculpture, installed at the entrance to the gallery. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view new steel sculptures from the “Arc,” “Angles” and “GRIB” series, and a selection of works on paper.
From October 24 to November 30 (10 AM to 7 PM)
Custot Gallery, Unit No. 84, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1.
To mark the opening of its new showroom, Super Future Design Showroom is creating an ephemeral botanical installation, which will provide the setting for furniture from Italian brand Moroso’s M’Afrique Collection. The African-inspired furniture line is the work of such noted designers as Tord Boontje, Patricia Urquiola and Sebastian Herkner.
October 25 (5:30 PM to 7:30 PM), October 26-27 (9:30 AM to 7 PM) and on October 28 (12 to 5 PM).
Super Future Design Showroom, Building 8, Office 201, in the Dubai Design District.
20 Icons of French Design
From Philippe Starck to Jean Prouvé, and from Pierre Paulin to the Bouroullec brothers, this exhibition presents 20 highly influential pieces of French design produced between the 1920s and today.
October 24 (12 to 9 PM), October 25-28 (10 AM to 9 PM), and October 29 (9 AM to 6 PM).
Building 7, Retail Unit 01, Dubai Design District.
Tom Dixon Pop-Up
For the first time in the Middle East, Tom Dixon is presenting a pop-up store, where visitors can experience and purchase lighting pieces by the British designer, as well as a selection of furniture.
October 24-28 (10 AM to 7 PM), and October 29 (10 AM to 7 PM).
Building 7, Retail Unit R02, Dubai Design District.
For more information: www.dubaidesignweek.ae
-Additional reporting from Relaxnews