Dubai Design District (d3) will host the second chapter of ‘UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from the Emirates’ at the London Design Fair.
The exhibition is supported by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development and is curated by renowned Emirati product designer Khalid Shafar.
Following the successful first chapter held in Milan at Salone Del Mobile in April 2018, d3 has set a new brief for Chapter 2, entitled ‘Objects of the Past: Today’, which invites the eight selected designers to delve into the historical photographic archives of the UAE and unearth pictorial history surrounding the regions nomadic roots. Designers are tasked with interpreting pieces from the archives into modern day designs, taking their inspirations from the UAE’s earliest residents. The designers will bring to life products and pieces using modern day design methodologies and processes, and present contemporary interpretations of items that held great value to those nomadic families for whom travelling through deserts and oceans was an integral part of life, and navigating ever changing landscapes was a lifestyle.
Designers will create unique commissions for London, each inspired by this exquisite and treasured archive. The exhibition will then travel to Paris as part of the UAE-France Cultural Dialogue programme, before returning to Dubai for Dubai Design Week from 12 to 17 November, 2018.
Dubai Design District at London Design Fair,
Old Truman Brewery 26 Hanbury Street,
London E1 6QR