Dubai Design Week 2016: Open call for entries

Dubai Design Week 2016: Open call for entries

Yaroof by Aljoud Lootah. Location: The Beach, JBR.

Yaroof is a geometric piece with a structure and components inspired by the traditional shore-fishing technique of the same name, which uses beach seine netting made of strong mesh. Fishermen lay one end of the net on the sand and wade into the sea holding the other, creating a half-circle of netting that catches fish when it is pulled ashore. Yaroof consists of four octagonal frames, each with a nylon-rope pattern that reflects the shape and structure of a fishing net. Evoking complex Arabesque motifs, these patterns feature curved shapes created entirely with straight lines. Positioned on the beach, the installation’s half-open structure creates a shelter-like structure, providing shade for beachgoers.

Dubai comes alive with design during the second edition of Dubai Design Week, taking place between 24 and 29 October 2016. Organisers have called upon local retailers, design brands, galleries, universities and institutions to take part to showcase the best of the city’s creativity.

An annual six-day city-wide ‘celebration of design’ will encompass culture, education and entertainment, including multiple disciplines of design, from architecture, interior design, landscape and urban design, lighting and sound, product design, textile design, graphic design, food design and more.

“Events can range from an exhibition, opening, product launch, pop-up installation, competition, workshop, talk, film screening, social event – or something totally different,” says in their release.

Ideas must be submitted by 16 June 2016. For more information please email: or visit the website


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