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BC Trent Jansen Briggs Family Tea Service 2From 18-21 March 2013, Design Days Dubai, in its second year, will offer exceptional rare design creations from 29 galleries, a 30% growth in participation over 2012.  As well as being the only design fair in the Middle East and South Asia, Design Days Dubai is now the world’s most diverse design fair globally. By featuring galleries from all six continents, the fair has further established Dubai as centre of discovery and as an international meeting place for the world’s cultural community.

Sarah Myerscough Fine Art _Anthony Bryant Holly Vessel 7 20 x 20 cm

Design Days Dubai further differentiates itself through unique design installations, an enhanced public programme of workshops, talks, and mentorship sessions supported by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Emirate’s dedicated authority for culture, arts and heritage, in a unique, custom-built location at the base of Burj Khalifa, Emaar Properties’ iconic development and the world’s tallest building, in Downtown Dubai, the city’s thriving lifestyle destination, billed as ‘The Centre of Now.’


“In less than two years, Design Days Dubai has become one of the world’s most diverse international design events, underscoring Dubai’s status as a meeting point for established and emerging collectors, gallery owners and designers,” said Cyril Zammit, Fair Director of Design Days Dubai.  “Design Days Dubai has enabled Dubai to rank among an elite group of cities – London, Paris, Basel, New York and Miami – which host fairs specialising in both art and design.”

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As limited-edition design becomes a more popular and safe investment both regionally and internationally, Design Days Dubai will feature never-before-seen contemporary works alongside vintage and classic design pieces from the 20th century.  With a strong return rate from previously participating galleries, Design Days Dubai will welcome leading global galleries including Carpenters Workshop Gallery (London/Paris), R20th Century (New York), and Gallery Seomi (Seoul) as well as newcomers to the international design sector, such as Broached Commissions (Melbourne) and Galeria Mexicana de Diseño (Mexico City).  The fair has also witnessed close to double the number of regional galleries participating, with galleries from Dubai, Kuwait and Beirut taking part.

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New for 2013, Design Days Dubai will feature a focus on sustainable works with a design lab, as well as a wider ‘Bespoke Design’ section, in which four design brands will showcase their insight, skills and creations.  Fostering the next generation of designers is the remit of Design Days Dubai’s mentorship programme, which is part of the four-day public programme of talks, presentations and workshops around current design issues.

The 2013 edition has again secured the generous support of sponsors including: the reputed French High Jewellery Maison, Van Cleef & Arpels, that will present a signature creative concept, showcasing many celebrated jewellery pieces that can be metamorphosed to be worn in more than one way; global property developer and provider of premier lifestlyes, Emaar; and leading German car manufacturer Audi; together with strategic partner Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. Design Days Dubai is a key element of Art Week, the Middle East’s largest and most diverse cultural event annually, which is set to welcome thousands of residents and visitors in March 2013.

Design Days Dubai – Participating Galleries:

Art Factum Gallery, Beirut

Based Upon, London

British Crafts Council, London

Broached Commissions, Melbourne

_Croft, Seoul

Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London/Paris

Carwan Gallery, Beirut

+Coletivo Amor de Madre, Sao Paulo

Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait

Erastudio ApartmentGallery, Milan

Twentytwentyone Gallery , Beirut

Galerie Diane de Polignac, Paris

Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode

Galeria Mexicana de Diseño, Mexico City

Gallery Seomi, Seoul

Gazelli Art House, London

Industry Gallery, Washington DC/Los Angeles

J+A Gallery, Dubai

La Galerie Nationale, Dubai

Majlis Gallery, Dubai

Mariam Al-Nassar 20th Century Decorative Arts, Kuwait/London

Nakkash Gallery, Dubai

Perimeter Art&Design, Paris

R20th Century, New York

Salon 94, New York

Sarah Myerscough Fine Art , London

Southern Guild, Wilderness

Stilwerk Limited Edition Design Gallery, Hamburg

Victor Hunt Designart Dealer, Brussels


Design Days Dubai – Bespoke Design Exhibitors:

PF Emirates

Tai Ping


T Design


Design Days Dubai – Cultural Institutions

Tashkeel, Dubai

FN Designs, Dubai

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), Dubai