Dubai Design District unveils big London expo plans

Dubai Design District (d3), a freezone business park dedicated to design and innovation in the UAE, will host the second chapter of ‘UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from the Emirates’ at the London Design Fair from September 20 to 23 in the Old Truman Brewery, E1.

The exhibition is being 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, said a statement from d3.

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