Design Days Dubai started today, held in partnership with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and taking place at Emaar’s custom-built location at ‘The Venue, Downtown Dubai’, at the base of Burj Khalifa.
The unveiling of a series of 10 oversized sculptural works, created by acclaimed designer Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof (Canada) is a significant highlight of the event’s stellar line-up. The designer is renowned for his work in the ancient carved craft of glyptics, and these breathtaking sculptures are inspired by the work of the renowned Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher and are a non sales Escher- Zadora Museum retrospective.
Preciosa (Prague) also exhibit collaborative works with the internationally renowned glass artist, René Roubíček, which utilise a blend of traditional and pioneering craftsmanship.
The 2015 edition of the fair, now in its fourth year, also see a strengthened participation from leading international design organisations, including the World Design Capital – Taipei 2016 (Taiwan) and Beijing Design Week (China), which demonstrates the growing importance of reaching a global audience through the platform of Design Days Dubai.
“The special projects and installations at Design Days Dubai open the fair to broader audience. These captivating and often large-scale works push the boundaries of design as we know it and will awe design aficionados and enthusiasts alike,” said Cyril Zammit, Director, Design Days Dubai.