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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 pace with the growing market, UnitedThe United Arab Emirates has launched a project called Dubai Design District (D3) as part of the Dubai Global Development Plan 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 October 26 to 31, which helped to bring the industry to the international level. Kirill Zammit, head of the design department of Art Dubai Group, became the head. Design Week showcased the pioneering style of the Middle East. As part of this event, workshops and specialized events were held throughout the city, attended by the region's architects and dignitaries. Including His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Sheikh Latifa bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Arts and Culture Directorate, as well as ambassadors of France, Mexico, China, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada. Excursions were organized for guests throughout the Emirates, including galleries, universities and private organizations. Across the city, colorful designer installations could be seen that highlighted the creative diversity of the UAE capital. Rava Kashkush, Development Director, Abwab: “In a fairly new city like Dubai, there are plenty of opportunities for aspiring designers and home-grown talent. At Downtown Design, held inWithin the framework of the design week, a collection of both famous brands and creations of completely new artists from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Kuwait, Pakistan was presented. Product categories are very diverse. This includes furniture and textiles, bathrooms and kitchen accessories, lighting and decor elements. In total, more than 90 exhibits were presented, brought from 25 different countries. The number of visitors to the exhibition exceeded 10,000 people. Jonathan Ben-Tovim, lighting designer: - This is a great moment for Dubai. At the event, we met a large number of architects and clients, and they were all happy to see new brands and fresh design solutions. George Kahler, founder of Kahler Design: - In terms of organization, the fair management did a very good job, leading brands from all over the world were attracted to participate. Downtown Design has been featured prominently on the international design calendar this year. Based on yatzer.com and dubaidesignweek.ae

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