Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture extends Patronage to Downtown Design.
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed’s patronage of the fair, organised by the team behind the Art Dubai Group, is testament to its emerging role as a catalyst for the design scene in the UAE and the region, supporting the transformation of Dubai as a design hub that will create opportunities and jobs and encourage new talent and entrepreneurs to explore the sector.
“We are honoured to again have the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,” said Benedict Floyd, Co-Founder and CEO of the Art Dubai Group. Downtown Design offers a platform for design brands to capture the significant real estate developments recently announced in Dubai and the region, including preparation for Dubai Expo 2020 which offers the design industry countless opportunities.
By focusing on upscale interiors, the fair is aligned with the current resurgence in the GCC construction sector. The property market in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar is expected to record an average growth of 9-10% in 2015, with USD 1.53 trillion worth of projects under construction in the GCC between now and 2025, according to industry experts.
Now in its second edition, this year’s fair has adopted the theme of ‘Original Design.’ Featuring a curated selection of the world’s trendsetting brands, that all share what fair
Director Cristina Romelli-Gervasoni calls “originality in the quality of materials, the attention to detail, the superior craftsmanship and the thoughtful design that distinguish an original piece from an imitation.”
The Fair’s 2014 edition runs from October 28-31, 2014 in Downtown Dubai
Top Image “WaterDream” by Axor, Hansgrohe is just one of the design marvels at Downtown Design
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