Two years ago Design Days Dubai presented the area’s first high-end home design show. This year, the fair is set to present its third edition in conjunction with the Art Dubai Fair, creating “Art Week,” which will feature the best of art and design both regionally and internationally to collectors and a wide audience of design enthusiasts, March 17-21.
The show will present galleries from South America to the Far East that have not previously exhibited to an international audience, along with a series of public talks, workshops, mentor sessions and live design performances.
This year’s galleries include Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Croft, Crafts Council, Nakkash Gallery, J+A Gallery, FN Designs, NextLevel Galerie, ShowMe Design & Art Gallery, VCUQatar, Victor Hunt Designart Dealer and Sabrina Landini Atelier & Gallery.
Harper’s Bazzar Interiors Editor Rue Kothari selected and shared her five favorite pieces from the galleries, which include the following:
Industry Gallery, Tom Price: Cherry Trees
Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery, Studio Job: Monkey Business
Carwan Gallery, Karim Chaya: Slingshots
Coalesce Design Studio, Mustafa Mehdi: Dhaaryo
Victor Hunt DesignArt Dealer, Julien Carretero: Contrast Series
Talks will take place throughout the week including The Future of Design in Dubai with Rima Alsammarae, editor of Commercial Interior Design Magazine; My Life in Design with Paris-based designer India Mahdavi; The Role and Value of Bespoke Furniture in Interior Design with Andy Martin from Giles Miller Capsule Arts; and a talk exploring the connection between the realms of art, design, fashion and photography led by Michele Lamy.
Attendees may also participate in various workshops and learn how to work with materials such as terracotta and experience the art of mock-up making. Guided tours of the show will be available daily, led by industry experts.
Design Days Dubai takes place at the Downtown Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, and the hours are 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday, March 17, through Thursday, March 20, and 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21.