Another great exhibition we enjoyed this year at Milan Design Week was the 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.
Supported by the UAE Ministry of Culture, the exhibition was curated by Khalid Shafar, an accomplished Emirati product designer whose works have been widely exhibited in leading exhibitions and galleries around the world. Ten local designers, selected by him, were showcasing their latest pieces, artworks and projects at the exhibition.
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.
“It’s great to see D3 taking our designers to one of the biggest design fairs of its kind, Salone Del Mobile, and shining a spotlight on a selection of some the best Emirati creative talents,” comments Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi (UAE Minister of Culture)“The Ministry of Culture supports initiatives like this which go a long way in promoting the rich and diverse culture of the region to international audiences and thereby strategically place Dubai as a centre for culture and creativity.”