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Design Destinations & Creative Collaborations To Watch Out For Dubai Design Week 2016

Cities Boutique has crafted an in-store exhibition for Dubai Design Week that is filled with inspiration and ideas to add personality and charm to your décor to result in a space that is cohesive and holds lasting appeal. The Cities’ exhibit shares a curated selection of art and design, all of which was chosen to show the versatile and extensive options that are available to personalize your space, while offering suggestions for how to incorporate such items into an existing décor style.


With a focus on sculptural styles, highlights of the display include artworks from the Gardeco New Design collection which share creations from a number of European artists, all of which focus on the human form, and the Animal Chairs from Spanish designer and artist Maximo Riera which combine function and form with their highly detailed depictions of creatures from the animal world. The innovative in sore exhibit will let you step into the world of Cities, exploring the human form through an artistic lens and highlighting the true creative core of the brand.


Flourishing through a decade of unparalleled creativity, Nadine Kanso has been a key pillar in the regional art & design scene since she began her journey in 2006, pushing creative boundaries through her renowned brand, Bil Arabi.


Just in time for the upcoming Dubai Design Week, Nadine Kanso will be unveiling an unique exhibition curated by esteemed product designer Samer Al Ameen, taking place at Dubai Design District, to mark this important milestone of her brand. The upcoming exhibition is set to take guests on a sequential journey through the last decade of Bil Arabi, showcasing some of Kanso’s most significant achievements over the years.


DRAK (Design Ras Al Khor), a collective initiative established by four UAE-based designers, returns once again following the success of its first edition. Through the Co-founders, product designer Khalid Shafar, fashion designer Khulood Thani, jewellery designer Nadine Kanso and architect Tarik Al Zaharna, DRAK aims to draw attention to Ras Al Khor Industrial Area and the creative district’s potential and strives to become a progressive design movement that encourages research, innovation, and material exploration.


The week long exhibition explores the design topic of ‘Celebrating Wood’ and presents four main design projects by upcoming International and locally-based designers in coordination with DRAK 2016’s Official Partners. This year’s designers are: Tulip Hazbar, Hind Bin Demaithan (Commissioned by 1971 Design Space), Hala Kaiksow and Lina Younes.


DRAK16 is also collaborating with Ghaf Kitchen, their official F&B partner for this year, to offer 6 unique pop-up culinary experiences for a limited number of guests. Additionally, the DRAK16 Talks’ Host Partner, Intersect by Lexus, in association with Eye on Talents, will present a talk and panel discussion by a group of international speakers and designers speaking about industry design topics and trends.