In pictures: Highlights from Dubai Design Week 2017

The third edition of Dubai Design Week took place from the 13-18 November. During the six-day programme, 60,000 design professionals, students and members of the public attended events in Dubai Design District (d3) and with more than 200 events across the city.

The design week welcomed back some of its key initiatives, including Iconic City, which this year focused on the design culture of Casablanca in Morocco, as well as a number of installations set up by both regional and international designers, such as Fredrikson Stallard’s collaboration with Swarovski called Prologue, as well as SUPER FUTURE DESIGN*’s BETTair-House in collaboration with tech-led lighting brand Buzzi & Buzzi and FDC Contracting. 

The Global Grad Show, one of the highlights of the week, showcased 200 innovative designs from 92 of the world’s universities, aiming to highlight how the next generation will shape the future through design, science and innovation. The 2017 edition included projects by 23 young creative minds from universities within the region.

Downtown Design, the commercial heart of the week, also doubled in size this year, exhibiting design from over 15 brands across a range of product categories.

Also featured this year was ABWAB, the platform for regional designers to showcase their work on an international stage. Over 40 designers presented their works this year, all housed inside a temporary structure made from used bed springs, designed by Dubai-based Fahed & Architects in collaboration with Bee’ah. 

The event is organised by Art Dubai Group in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai Culture, Meraas and Audi.

All photography by Photo Solutions. 

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