JDEED was at the opening of Design Days Dubai, at the heart of D3 (Dubai Design District), discovering and re-discovering amazing designers from all around the World, focusing on Middle-Eastern galleries.
Here is our top 4 selection of who to follow at the fair:
Architect Farah Kayyal and fellow architect Tarek Hreish founded the interior and furniture design studio Aperçu Designs in Amman, Jordan back in 2014.
Their installation at Design Days Dubai 2017 showcases lighting fixtures, a multi-utility stool/side table and a coffee table made out of wood and colored resin that is meant to represent, as Tarek told us, “the beauty of imperfection”
The Nakkash Gallery, founded in 1983 by renowned interior architect Wajih Nakkash is presenting for the sixth time at Design Days Dubai. An adept of style mixing, Wajih loves to combine and merge antique furnitures with more contemporary material.
This year’s installation is featuring a series of their own design (Wajih and his son Omar) proposing among other designs, gorgeous side and coffee tables in marble and paper-thin iron.
Jordan is well represented this year at DDD with the presence of architect Jafar Dajani who is based in Dubai. His work, inspired by De Stijl movement as well as Mondrian and Rietveld’s style, applies fundamental principles of geometry clashed with a great amount of asymmetry.
Dajani’s booth displays coffee tables, chairs, a console made out of Oak wood veneer, marble, gold-finished metal and black lacker.
Interior architect Vick Vanlian became famous in his origin country, Lebanon, where he runs one of the most notable interior design firm and can pride himself with an impressive portfolio of projects ranging from palaces to clubs and hotels.
His DDD installation presents two consoles called Kratos and Nike, in honor of the Greek God and Goddess that both are symbols of strength, victory and power.
Lacquered wood, painted steel, resin cast legs: the two consols are meant to be a representation of gender equality and is a real invitation to live in the moment, not in the past nor the future. At Nike’s feet, a pair of Stilettos by Zuhair Murad who collaborated with Vanlian of the project.
Design Days Dubai runs from March 14th to March 17th in a dedicated space at Dubai Design District. Get your tickets here