Dubai: Dubai Design District, d3, will host ‘UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from The Emirates’, an exhibition highlighting some of the brightest Emirati talents, at this year’s Salone Del Mobile International Design Fair in Milan, Italy.
The world’s largest design fair, also known as Milan Design Week is held in Milan from April 17 to 22. The exhibition, which is supported by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, is curated by renowned Emirati product designer Khalid Shafar, a product designer whose works have been widely exhibited in exhibitions and galleries across the region and the world. Ten local designers, selected by him, will showcase their current design pieces, artworks and projects at the exhibition.
“It’s great to see the UAE Design Stories Exhibition presented by Dubai Design District, take our designers to one of the biggest design fairs of its kind, Salone Del Mobile, and spotlight a selection of some the best Emirati creative talents,” said Noora Mohammad Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Cultural and Knowledge Development.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, CEO at d3 pointed out the works of ten Emirati designers will be presented to highlight the design talent here in the UAE.
“d3 will continue to support, promote and spotlight talent from the region at a local, regional and international level, demonstrating the evolving design scene in the UAE,” he said.
Building on the success of the Middle East Design Now exhibition in 2017 and the Middle East Revealed exhibition held in collaboration with Wallpaper* in 2015 in Milan and London, d3’s Milan event will be the first in a series of UAE Design Stories exhibitions. The event will focus on ‘Emirati Landscape: Flora, Fauna and Soil.’ The journey will then move to the London Design Festival in September for the second exhibition entitled ‘Nomadism: Yesterday & Now’ where the same ten designers will display uniquely commissioned pieces.
The designers and their commissioned design pieces will return to their hometown for the finale of the series of exhibitions that be held as part of Dubai Design Week from November 13 to 19.