Global Grad Show confronts issues you didn’t know existed, says curator

This year’s Global Grad Show in Dubai illustrated how “many small actions come together to create a total picture”. Curator Eleanor Watson selects five innovative projects that make a positive global impact. The Global Grad Show takes place each year as part of Dubai Design Week. This year’s edition saw 150 projects exhibited from 120 […]

Watch our talk on the power of design with Aritco

Fernando Mastrangelo, Lina Ghotmeh, Ashiesh Shah and Sanna Åkerlund Gebeyehu speak to Marcus Fairs about the power of design in this talk filmed by Dezeen for Aritco in Dubai. The speakers, who span the fields of architecture, interior design, product design, sculpture, creative direction and design consultancy, were gathered by lift manufacturer Aritco to discuss […]

Seven designs from Dubai’s Downtown Editions fair that celebrate the Middle East

From a trio of mirrors depicting Dubai’s arid landscape to a set of sand-cast chairs by female artisans in Sharjah, Dezeen’s Natashah Hitti has picked seven designs from Downtown Editions 2019 that celebrate regional traits. Held during Dubai Design Week, Downtown Editions took place for the second time this year as part of the city’s […]

Klove’s Totems Over Time lights take the form of art deco-style talismans

This collection of illuminated “totems” designed by Indian lighting brand Klove embodies an unconventional blend of art deco and tribal references. Created by lighting designers Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth from Klove, the Totems Over Time collection comprises 10 ornate structures made from glass and metal. Each design makes reference to ancient tribal symbols that […]

T Sakhi’s Lebanon pavilion uses walls to activate social interaction

Beirut studio T Sakhi redefined the wall as a hub for social connection with its pavilion for Dubai Design Week, which comments on the “resilience” of Lebanese society in the face of current socio-political unrest. Sisters Tessa and Tara Sakhi from architecture and design studio T Sakhi were commissioned to create a pavilion for this year’s […]

MAS Architecture Studio’s wind tower keeps visitors cool without air-conditioning

MAS Architecture Studio favoured passive ventilation over high-tech solutions in this installation for Dubai Design Week, which reimagines Emirati wind towers using 480 layers of recycled cardboard. Located in Dubai’s design district, the Barjeel – or wind tower – installation adopts a more traditional approach to air-conditioning than the electrical methods used in the surrounding […]

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