Design Days Dubai 2013

Always/Never by United Visual Artists, 2012

The second edition of Design Days is back this week from 18th-21st March and will be held in the same venue as last year, next to Burj Khalifa in The Venue - Downtown Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard  (formerly known as Emaar Boulevard).

Design Days Dubai is dedicated to collectible and limited edition furniture and design objects. Our goal is to present, both regional and internationally, the best of design to collectors and a wide audience of design enthusiasts.

Through strong cooperation with local partners and a diverse educational programme, we aim to strengthen greater appreciation and understanding for design as a form of applied arts. 

The second edition of the fair will feature design galleries from Mexico to Melbourne, representing all six continents, plus a  series of talks, workshops, performances and film screenings. The complete line up and schedule can be found here

I quite enjoyed last year's fair and looking forwrad to seeing some beautiful objects, even if I can't really afford to buy them. 

Here are some of the objects you will see at this year's Design Days Dubai.

A million times (Time Dubai) by Humans Since 1982

Designed by Humans Since 1982 made of 288 clocks, dimension: 344cm x 180cm x 5cm 

Weighing Up The Competition by Rolf Sachs, represented by Gallery Libby Sellers, 2012

Dream Lantern by Chen Lu, 2011

Watson table (Limited edition of 8) by Paul Loebach

Sansa Armchair by Cheick Diallo 2012


Event details

Dates and timings: 18th-21st March, 4pm - 10pm (Preview - 17th March, by invitation only)

Venue: The Venue - Downtown Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, next to Burj Khalifa

Tickets: AED 50 can be purchased at the fair (by purchasing a ticket, you donate AED 25 to the World Food Programme). Children & students (<18 years) and university or college groups can enter for free.