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The Downtown Design Project, Dubai


Art Dubai and Design Days Dubai is set to launch its first international design trade fair in Dubai called, Downtown Design.

The show will be held at the custom-built location, ‘The Venue, Downtown Dubai,’ at the base of Burj Khalifa, located on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. The inaugural edition of the show will be held from 29th October to 1st November 2013.

It aims to bring together a selection of international design brands renowned for their quality products and focus on manufacturing craftsmanship. The event is geared specifically towards industry professionals including architects, real estate developers, interior designers and professional specifiers from across the Middle East and North Africa.

Featuring designs in furniture, lighting, accessories, flooring, textiles and new technologies, Downtown Design wants to emphasize on quality, innovation and research. The show will seek to highlight contemporary – yet timeless – values in a creative atmosphere to an audience keen to understand design. Only a limited number of brands have been admitted as exhibitors and will showcase their collections.

Watch Mark Stobbbs, Head of Marketing, Downtown Design speak to DIAF about the project:

Confirmed exhibitors include some of Italy’s leading furniture makers Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Cappellini as well as US chair manufacturers Emeco and contemporary Turkish design brand Gaia & Gino. The Temporary Museum of Milan, one of the cornerstones of Milan’s famous furniture fair Salone del Mobile, will present a special exhibition curated by the Creative Director and CEO of the Superstudio Group, Gisella Borioli, and Giulio Capellini.

More information about Downtown Design can be found at www.downtowndesign.com, and online registration is now open for trade visitors.