Design Days Dubai 17-21 March is the leading fair in the Middle East and South Asia dedicated to collectible and limited edition furniture and design objects. The fair presents design from leading international designers and galleries alongside up and coming design from across the world. The fair also presents a strong non-commercial programme consisting of education, workshops, installations and live performances.
Design Days Dubai is owned and managed by Art Dubai Fair LLC, a joint venture company between the DIFC and Middle East Fairs Ltd.
The cream of the cream when it comes to design galleries is going to mark its presence with exhibitors from Based Upon, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Gallery Diane de Polignac or Industry Gallery and some Dubai based galleries such as Nakkash Gallery.
Industry Gallery, the only US gallery focused exclusively on twenty-first century design, opened in January 2010 in Washington D.C. Occupying over 4000 square feet of space in a converted auto repair shop, the gallery holds temporary exhibitions of work by designers selected for their ability to illuminate a broad spectrum of international design.
Established in 2005 by Parisian entrepreneurs and art devotees Loic Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail, Carpenters Workshop Gallery is known for its discovery of bold and iconic design-art. Like many of the artists it fosters, the gallery takes a young, fresh and dynamic approach, primarily following its own aesthetic. They exhibit unique and limited edition works both by emerging and established artists, and designers.
Founded by the architects Pascale Wakim and Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte in 2010, Carwan began as one of the first contemporary design galleries in the Middle East. Established in Beirut at Gefinor Center, the gallery exhibits limited-edition pieces in art and design events throughout the world, with a focus on internationalizing design in the Middle East. Carwan commissions and features the work of international designers and architects such as limited-edition furniture, lighting, and objets d’art.
Coalesce Design Studio is a multidisciplinary team of designers that go beyond form and function to interpret an intangible into a tangible built product. Understanding that today’s design challenges often takes a blend of expertise and experience, it brings dynamic and accomplished professionals to the table, including brand strategists, planners, architects, graphic designers, artists and craftsmen.
Additionally,he established “NAKKASH GALLERY” in 1983, which focuses on distinctive lines of furniture, artwork and accessories. Pinpointing Nakkash’s own style is difficult, but it’s consistently soothing, whether the theme is African ethnic, or Neo-Classical. “I try to create a relaxing and comfortable space that has an element of elegance. I can’t say it’s classical or modern, as I use mixture of both”, he says. An experienced designer and avid art collector, Nakkash is adept at mixing style. I like to combine and blend, antique furniture with modern fabrics, for example.
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