We traveled to Dubai for their inaugural design week, which was held fittingly in D3 — the new and evolving Dubai Design District. Similar to other global design weeks, Dubai had exhibitions spread out around the city, which lent itself to a visually exciting scavenger hunt in a cityscape that’s so different from any other around the world. Dubai, a city that has seemingly in the last decade sprung from a desert, has had some of the largest design growth in the Middle East and is quickly becoming a creative hub to watch.
(Photos from exhibitions)
The actual design trade show (Downtown Design), now in its third year, was filled with international emerging designers, and had a very exciting global student show component.
We are very fortunate to have guest blogger Maia Smilow Schoenfelder (who just happens to be the granddaughter of Mel Smilow) to give us an inside view.