My Design Agenda’s Top 3 Design Destinations in October – Destination Focus: Dubai
As we ease into fall, there are plenty of reasons to travel—and the best places to visit in October combine great art, design, interiors, luxury and architecture. For the next days, we will be mapping the Top 3 Design Destinations for this October, starting with Dubai. Here you will find the most important events, showcases or hotels to stay. If you are a design lover, this is definitely for you.
The fourth annual Downtown Design will take over the Dubai Design District October 25–28. Attendees will get to see the latest in furniture, lighting, carpets, accessories, and more by the likes of Jotun, Borzalino, Carl Hansen & Son or Kristalia.
Kristalia was established in 1994 by young entrepreneurs from Friuli who share two great passions: design and jazz. From the outset, Kristalia has given special attention to innovative design projects through experimentation and searching for new technical solutions, using materials borrowed from the fields of fashion and sport.
Artemide Showroom Opening Building 6, Office 307A Dubai Design District (d3)
Artemide is not only displaying its unique human-centric design approach to manufacturing indoor and outdoor light fittings but also offering a sensual evocation of the magic of light. A visit to the showroom is also a journey through the history of contemporary design with contributions to Artemide’s collections by some of the most important designers of our time such as Michele de Lucchi, Karim Rashid, Norman Foster, Naoto Fukasawa, Neil Poulton, Jean Nouvel and many more.
Built on a man-made island in the Arabian Gulf, Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Jumeirah was designed to exude luxury in every way. With its distinctive shape inspired by a dhow sail, the hotel incorporates a stunning array of sumptuous materials, including over 21,000 square feet of 24K-gold leaf, thirty different types of marble (among them rare Statuario marble, which was used by Michelangelo in his masterpieces), custom-made carpets from South Africa and India, chandeliers from the U.K., and locally designed wooden doors.