Al Ula Design Awards
Teeb, AlUla Terrains_ Dates Serving Set, Arts AlUla, 2023 Image Credit: Supplied

Five winners were announced at the AlUla Design Award at Paris Design Week by a renowned jury after a rigorous selection process and a huge response from international designers.

Apart from crowning the winners AlUla also presented new initiatives in Paris, such as the Madrasat Addeera Editions, as well as the latest development happening, which is the Design Residency which begins in October, and the opening of the new Design Space AlUla which will kick off early next year.

Imane Mellah, Oil Lantern, Arts AlUla, 2023(5)
Imane Mellah, Oil Lantern, Arts AlUla, 2023 Image Credit: Supplied

These initiatives exemplify AlUla’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of design in dynamic and innovative ways whilst fostering creativity and cross-cultural connections. We look forward to nurturing these ambitious initiatives which are making AlUla a design hub in the region, engaging local and international design communities alike,” said Nora Aldabal, Executive Director of Arts and Creative Industries Royal Commission for AlUla.

The five winners selected in Paris represent both established and up and coming designers who best responded to the challenge of developing exceptional retail item designs across six categories. They are, Tawa by Shaddah Studio (Saudi, based in Saudi Arabia); Naba Tea Tiffin by Ikkis, Gunjan Gupta (Indian, based in India); AlUla Terrains: Dates Serving Set by Teeb (Lebanese and Saudi, based in Saudi Arabia; Incense Heritage Collection by Sarra Hafaiedh (Tunisian, based in Tunisia); and Oil Lantern by Imane Mellah (French, based in Paris).

Al Ula Design Awards
Ikkis, Naba Tea Tiffin, Arts AlUla, 2023

"The winners of the AlUla Design Award have brilliantly interpreted the landscape and heritage of AlUla through their designs,” added Aldabal.