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Dubai Design week: the Middle East's leading design fairs


Dubai Design week: the Middle East's leading design fairs

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Held under the dedicated patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), Dubai Design Week is a platform for regional design as well as a catalyst for the growth of the creative community in Dubai.

It is one of the region’s most important cultural events, and each year its varied programme takes place in d3, and includes the UAE's leading design fair, exhibitions, installations, competitions, talks and workshops across multiple creative disciplines.

While Dubai Design Week looks to the future, the event also celebrates traditional skills, and showcases several designers who have found new ways of incorporating time-honoured crafts into their work.

This year, the event took place from 8-13th November, and included Downtown Design (introducing international furnishings to the UAE market), and The UAE Designer Exhibition (which shone the spotlight on local designers).

A couple of pieces that particularly stood out were a wood-framed Love chair by design studio      Zufa in Bahrain, a complementary set of curved chairs that stick together. The Bauhaus movement also influenced the generous proportions of Fratelli by      Mario Gagliardi for      Baaya, a wood framed, upholstered chair. There was also the unmissable Cosmic Candy by   Form, a collection of non-traditional mirrors rendered in glass, marble and wood, inspired by the cosmos, and the “structures and dynamics of cosmic energy, space, and time.”

Istituto Marangoni Dubai

In September 2022, International Design School Istituto Marangoni inaugurated its new campus in Dubai. A creative melting pot of      Italian heritage, UAE tradition, and international influences, its campus is located inside the Dubai International Financial Centre, and offers a variety of undergraduate and professional courses in Fashion, and the various branches of design. All the courses are taught by the Institute’s team of professionals from Italy.

The school of design at Istituto Marangoni offers an exciting opportunity to fuse Italian expertise with local talent, with a view to shaping the future of the UAE fashion, design, and creative industries. Its strategic partnerships and international outlook make Istituto Marangoni the ideal place to develop your skills and learn from industry experts. With its unique network of international schools, Istituto Marangoni also offers enriching study abroad opportunities for students looking to broaden their horizons in every sense. We offer a wide range of design courses, the information for which can be found below.

Choosing a design course can seem a bit overwhelming, which is why our experts are on hand to help. Please, feel free to get in touch with us and we will be happy to answer any questions and offer our guidance.

Here is a brief overview of some of the design courses on offer: 

Undergraduate Product Design Course at Istituto Marangoni

A comprehensive Product Design Course will enable you to combine an understanding of materials and manufacturing processes with your own creative visions by taking charge of the design process. At the product design classes at Istituto Marangoni, Dubai, you will develop analytical and evaluative skills alongside drawing and practical abilities, which will give you the power to solve complex design problems. Product design overlaps with many creative fields including crafts, fashion, art, and interior design. Product designers understand where these areas meet, and learn to use contemporary influences and appropriate methods in their own creative process, designing luxury furniture, bespoke one-off items, or products for industrial design and commercialisation. This link will take you to a more detailed description of the course, and the many career opportunities our Product Design BA can provide. 

Undergraduate Interior Design Course at Istituto Marangoni

Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a building to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space. As undergraduate interior designers at the school of design at Istituto Marangoni, Dubai, you will learn to plan, research, coordinate, and manage such enhancement projects. The three year course will equip you with the necessary skills to interpret space and enhance its very essence using colour, layout, acoustics, lighting, furniture and fabrics. Interior designers plan responding to the ‘identity’ of the given space, as well as taking on-board the demands of physical wellbeing, and performance needs of the space in question. This link will take you to a more detailed description of the course, and the many career opportunities our Interior Design BA can provide. 

Undergraduate Visual Design Course at Istituto Marangoni

Visual design focuses on the aesthetics of a site and its related materials by strategically implementing images, colors, fonts, and other elements. A successful visual design does not take away from the content on the page or function. Todays graphic designers work with much more than technical images. The Visual Design Course helps students learn to consider the look and feel of the design; they are encouraged by our expert professors to understand the message they need to communicate and their audience. Studying a visual design degree at Istituto Marangoni will guide up and coming visual designers take on a 360° view of the creative design process. This three year design BA investigates visual design communication by working on innovative ideas in graphic design, and new media for all fields of the creative industries. This link will take you to a more detailed description of the course, and the many career opportunities our Visual Design BA can provide. 


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