Downtown Design celebrates regional talent with dedicated exhibition
Highlighting the region's growing design sector
At this month's upcoming Downtown Design fair, selected designers from the Middle East will be exhibiting their work as part of the Musk and Amber and Harper's Bazaar International Regional Design Exhibition.
Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (DCAA), and sponsored by Emaar and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), Downtown Design is keen to promote regional talent to the world and is partnering with the first ever Harper's Bazaar Interiors Award (HBI) to provide the selected designers the opportunity to compete for the Emerging Designer award.
Designers have been selected from all around the Middle East, from Egypt, Iran, and Kuwait to Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia – receiving the opportunity to unveil their latest creations to the world's most influential design brands and trade professionals at Downtown Design.
Selected by Lamia Bousnina Ben Ayed, founder and owner of the Musk and Amber concept store in Tunis, the designers attending are Arwa Hafiz from Saudi Arabia, Nanu Al-Hamad from Kuwait, Nayef Francis from Lebanon, Cherif Morsi from Egypt, Chacha Atallah from Tunisia and Mohammad Hossein Ghaderi from Iran.
Ben Ayed said, "It is important to expose our talented designers and support them as they become known on the international stage. Downtown Design is a perfect place for them to showcase their designs, meet potential buyers and network with global industry leaders."