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Dubai hosted a week of design - etk-fashion.com

As part of the Dubai Design District project in the capitalUAE hosted a week of design, which brought together representatives of the world's leading brands. The priority goal of the event was to support the young talents of the region and the desire to declare Dubai as a new world design center Dubai is a young city that is swiftlyIs developing not only due to oil sources of income, but also due to the progress of the design industry. According to the latest reports, the value of this market for MENA countries (from English Middle East & North Africa) in 2014 exceeded $ 100 billion with the overall growth of the region's economy on average by 11% per year. Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) presented to the public the results of the study, which showed that the economic efficiency of MENA countries indirectly depends on the development of the design market. The most promising became the directions connected with the interior, events, the sea and experimental design. To keep up with the growing market, the UnitedThe Arab Emirates launched a project called Dubai Design District (D3), which is part of the global development plan for Dubai - 2021. The first phase of the initiative will be completed this year. One of the main and important events was the first Dubai Design Week, which took place from 26 to 31 October, which contributed to bringing the industry to the international level. The head was Kirill Zammit - the head of the design department Art Dubai Group. The design week demonstrated the innovative style of the Middle East. Within the framework of this event, seminars and special events were held throughout the city, attended by the region's architects and high-ranking officials. Including Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Sheikh Latif bin Muhammad ben Rashid Al Maktoum, vice chairman of the Board of Directors of the Department of Arts and Culture of Dubai, as well as the ambassadors of France, Mexico, China, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada. For the guests organized tours to all the Emirates, including galleries, universities and private organizations. Throughout the city you could see colorful designer installations that emphasized the creative diversity of the UAE capital. Rava Kashkus, Development Director, Abwab: - In a fairly new city like Dubai, there are plenty of opportunities for beginning designers and home-grown talents. At the exhibition Downtown Design, held inWithin the framework of the design week, a collection of famous brands was presented, as well as the creation of completely new artists from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Kuwait, and Pakistan. Commodity categories - the most diverse. This is furniture, textiles, bathrooms and kitchen accessories, lighting and decor elements. In total, more than 90 exhibits were brought from 25 different countries. The number of visitors to the exhibition exceeded 10 000 people. Jonathan Ben-Tobin, designer of the light: - This is a great moment for Dubai. At the event, we met a large number of architects and customers, and they were all pleased to see new brands and fresh design solutions. George Kahler, founder of Kahler Design: - As part of the organization, the leadership of the fair worked very well, leading brands from all over the world were involved. This year, Downtown Design brightly marked on the international calendar of events related to design. Based on yatzer.com and dubaidesignweek.ae

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