DOWNTOWN DESIGN 2016

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THE MIDDLE EAST’S ONLY QUALITY-DRIVEN DESIGN TRADE FAIR

ANNOUNCES EXHIBITOR LIST

25-28 October, Dubai Design District (d3)

  • 104 brands from 28 countries chosen for their quality, originality and relevance to the Middle Eastern buyer
  • 43 new brands including 10 regional debuts
  • 10,000+ trade professionals from the MENASA region expected

kettal-cala-doshi-levien-001Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in strategic partnership with the Dubai Design District (d3) and supported by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Downtown Design will return this October (25-28) for its fourth edition as the commercial centrepiece of Dubai Design Week.

Hosted in d3, the creative heart of the city, it will bring together over 100 brands from 28 countries. Unique to the Middle East, the fair takes a curatorial approach to the visitor experience with the regional buyer in mind, selecting a mix of leading, established brands that need a strategic gateway to the region, as well as high quality emerging brands exhibiting on an international platform for the first time.

Rue Kothari, Fair Director of Downtown Design said: “As the commercial gateway to the Middle East, Dubai is perfectly positioned to facilitate a profitable interaction between international brands and regional buyers. In the last three years, we’ve tripled our footprint, and demand for this year’s edition led to the fair being oversubscribed. Balancing iconic names with ‘discovery’ brands and a developing an extensive Buyers Programme, Downtown Design is expanding its reach to become the ultimate forum for the design industry in the wider region to come together and do business.”

Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, Chief Operations Officer of d3, said: “d3 has an ongoing commitment to supporting and nurturing the design industry in the Middle East, providing local and regional designers with a platform to help them flourish both here and internationally. d3 is proud to support and host Downtown Design which has become a best in class showcase for the latest trends and products within the industry, as well as the wealth of expertise that it brings to the region. We are also delighted to bring together such a diverse showcase of emerging design brands at Downtown Design, highlighting the breadth of talent from across the international design sector.”

ice-mabele-by-ma-bo-earthquake-lovers2Exhibitors for the upcoming edition of Downtown Design includes new high-profile regional brands such as Green Road and Pallavi Dean from the UAE and  Samovar Carpets from Kuwait; internationally Kettal, Sancal, Swarovski, Bernhardt and Siematic will exhibit for the first time and iconic international brands such Moroso, Georg Jensen, Gaggenau and Arclinea will return after last year’s successful fair.

In addition, to offer visitors and buyers the opportunity to discover new design from across the globe, Downtown Design will host five international design weeks (Addis Ababa, Barcelona, Beirut, Reykjavik and Taiwan) that will showcase their best emerging talent.

The full exhibitor list:

Furniture including outdoor

1+1+1
Aati
Apical Reform
Apparatu
Arclinea
Arte Veneziana / Vilevenete
Augustav

Baker Home

Bateye
Beba Creations
Bend Goods

Bentey Home

Bernhardt

Bongio Casa

Borzalino

Chattels & More

Cru.

De Castelli

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Etqaan
Expormim

Fendi Casa

Flexible Love
Hamere Demissie
Hulsta

Jomo Tariku

Kettal
Klove
Kristalia

Kriska

Lema
Mabele by Ma-Bo

Manifesto Design by Tonucci

Meta

Minotti

Moroso

New Chi

NM Collection
North Limited
Obegi
Pallavi Dean

Ralph Lauren Home

Ricrea

Ribaudi

Rolf Benz

Sancal

Santoni Vetri

Tamara Barage

Toru

Viichen

Decoration/Accessories

Barbara Calvo

Chalhoub

Christofle

Dr.Vranjes Firenze

Georg Jensen

Green Road

Jomu Tariku

Lalique

Lladro

Maison Claire

Muriel Kai

Paola Sakr

Star Fire / EcoSmart

Swarovski

Taschen

Unipersonale

Vin de Garde

Kitchens

Arclinea

Elica

Foster

Gaggenau

Hacker

Siematic

Snaidero

Zip Industies

Bathroom

Antonio Lupi Design

Duravit

Kohler

THG Paris

Textiles/Carpets

Cecelia Setterdahl / Canvas Carpets Cushions

Hands Carpets

Illulian

l’Opificio Serico Fiorentino

Lealpell

Luigi Sartori

Samovar Carpets

Ege

Lighting

Klove

Laokoon

Lasvit

Preciosa Lighting

NEO

Serip

Vetrart

Workplace

Carl Hansen

Coalesse

Herman Miller

Design + Build

American Hardwood Export Council

Barbara Calvo Design

Borzalino (Eurostile)

Chabros

Fantini Mosaici

Frama Mosaici

Jotun Paints

Made A Mano

Matteo Brioni

Nordic Homeworx

Woodfloor

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