For list of galleries: http://www.designdaysdubai.ae/exhibitors/galleries-2015/
For overview of their public program: http://www.designdaysdubai.ae/programme/public-programme-2015
Selection of special projects
International leather goods and accessories brand Baraboux, has joined forces with the Khatt Foundation to announce an open call for artists and typographers specialising in Arabic type, to take part in the Baraboux Letters to Wear design competition. The chosen designer plus other notable entries will be exhibited at Design Days Dubai.
Artists and type designers of all accomplishments have been given the unique opportunity to design a set of Arabic letters that will be crafted into bag charms for one auspicious winner through a paid product design commission, and judged by a consummate line-up of well-known Arabic typography specialists including calligraffitist wunderkind eL Seed, jewellery designer and artist Nadine Kanso and designer Rana Salam, as well as Reema Bandar Al Saud and the director of Khatt, Huda Smitshuijzen Abi Fares.
Panel discussion and announcement of the winners: Preserving and Nurturing New Developments in Arabic Typography
Nada Debs 10 Years
Nada Debs celebrates 10 remarkable years as a Middle East based international brand that has evolved by reviving regional craftsmanship, through the interplay of heritage and contemporary innovation. Nada Debs has been showcased through various galleries at Design Days Dubai for the past 3 years. She continues to dynamically support and encourage the initiative of exhibiting unique design and talent. This year at Design Days Dubai, Nada Debs will exhibit a synopsis of her 10 years worth of work by presenting the brand’s iconic pieces and her evolution as a contemporary craft designer.
The selected pieces narrate the growth of the brand’s identity/character since its inception. The combination of craftsmanship and contemporary design is key to create a unique and modern Arab identity for Nada Debs. The interest in the craft comes from the growing belief that craft plays a dynamic role in our region’s social, economic, and cultural life. Craft practice adds a human element to each of the products, which promotes the “hand-made” -and celebrates the notion of human engagement in the making process.
For list of special projects: http://www.designdaysdubai.ae/exhibitors/special-projects-2015/
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March 16 Ladies’ Preview 1-4pm
March 16 - 19 Public Days 4-10pm
March 20 Public Day 1-7pm