The Dubai Mall wants to use art and interior design to “build strong cultural bridges” and support emerging creatives, a spokesperson for Emaar’s Dubai Mall told Commercial Interior Design.
The Dubai Mall is the biggest shopping centre on the planet and the operator, Emaar Malls, will use its position to champion art, culture, and design – especially that which comes from local artists.
“We aim to promote diverse art initiatives to build strong cultural bridges with the world and we will continue to bring innovative art concepts for our visitors,” a representative from Dubai Mall said.
“We also support local artists and champion [corporate social responsibility] activities through art, such as the bespoke piece by Robi Walters that was auctioned during Ramadan by Emirates Autism Society.”
The Dubai Mall is well-known for its ambitious interior design and temporary art installations – such as in 2018 when it broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest Christmas bauble ornament.
The shopping centre is operated by Emaar Malls and recently unveiled a new temporary installation: Love Me, created by renowned sculptor Richard Hudson.
The 5m-tall sculpture of a polished steel heart is posited outside the mall to reflect the Burj Khalifa on its mirrored steel surface.
“The installation also offers yet another opportunity for art enthusiasts to visit Dubai and the mall. Downtown Dubai is an exceptional location, right in the heart of the city and serves as an ideal platform to showcase some of the best artworks from around the world,” the spokesperson added.