Exhibitions and Pop Ups

UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from the Emirates

After its success in Milan, London, & Paris, d3's international exhibition, "UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from the Emirates" comes back home with a new and final chapter during Dubai Design Week. For its third chapter, titled 'Design for Littles: Us, Ours, & Others'. Participating designers are invited to explore the world of children and design a product for children up to the age of 12 years. For their source of inspiration, the designers will take a trip down memory and turn to Majid Magazine (www.majid.ae) for inspiration, influence, and a story.

Location: Building 7, Ground Floor

AR Gallery x NAGAMI

Spanish brand Nagami launches a pioneering project which combines computational design and large scale robotic 3D printing. The exhibition will include furniture designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, Ross Lovegrove, Daniel Widrig and Manuel Jimenez.

Location: Building 6, Ground floor

Downtown Design

The Middle East's leading design trade fair, Downtown Design is back from 13-16 November as part of Dubai Design Week, with +175 premium design brands from the region and across the world.

The exhibition will also showcase the works of 19 of d3's very own creative partners; Aljoud Lootah, Alshaya Enterprises, Artemide, Ayah Al Bitar, Bene Middle East, Benoy, Dewan Architects, Fadi Sarieddine, Finasi, Foster & Partner, Lasvit, Monogram, Nakkash, Pallavi Dean Interiors, Preciosa, Tinkan as well as several d3 F&B outlets such as Chez Charles, The Kitchen and Yui.

Location: d3 Waterfront

Molecule x Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Peroni Nastro Azzurro presents the second edition of this competition for emerging design talent which marries Italian and Arabic cultures, both known for their legendary hospitality and informal gatherings with family and friends.

Location: Building 6, Ground Floor

Nakkash Gallery

Exclusive pieces by renowned designers made specifically for NAKKASH

Location: Building 7, Mezzanine

The Lighthouse x Nada Debs

The lighthouse will display an exclusive range of products from Nada's collection in an exhibition titled "Hybridity and Weaving the Connections Between Food & Design". Her products weave multiple connections between food and design. Nada will also lead the monthly TLH conversation series.

Location: Building 6, Ground Floor


PRECIOSA Lighting will be presenting the uniqueness and natural wealth of its Crystal Valley through the sparkle of tradition wedded with innovation reflecting in the Crystal Automata - an allegorical transformation of the Four Basic Elements of Water, Fire, Earth and Air that effectively fuses the concept of automata and the beauty of Bohemian crystal.

Location: Downtown Design, d3 Waterfront

1001 Caribbean Nights by 1Life

Founder of L'AYATÏ Anne-Isabelle Saint-Pierre presents a pop-up exhibition to showcase the brand's new textile designs and new items from its portfolio.

Location: Building 5, Ground Floor


Circadian Light Synthesis by Delta Light x Matteo Brioni

This installation highlights the human circadian rhythm and our relationship with natural light - both from the sun and the moon.

Location: Entrance between buildings 4 & 6

Game of Frames by IV (FOUR)

IV presents a recreation of the iron throne from Game of Thrones made from discarded picture frames from its atelier.

Location: Building 7, Ground Floor

The Mesh by Roudha Al Shamsi x FBMI

In what is their third joint collaboration, FBMI & Roudha Alshamsi explore reinterpreting traditional crafts and heritage through contemporary design in various forms. Crafts such as weaving and carpet-making are used to create a shaded space that will also function as a recreational outdoor breakout space accommodating hammocks, swings, seating as well as occasional events and shows.

Location: Various locations

O. Chair by Superstudio x MOOOI

More than a seat, yet not really a rocking chair, O. is an icon with an identity of its own. The giant, O-shaped seat is as wide and tall as a person and cushioned all the way round in a variety of elegant, matching colours.

Location: Various locations

Parametric Surfaces by SUPERFUTUREDESIGN*

Designed by Andrea Sensoli founder of SUPERFUTUREDESIGN*, this installation delivers an augmented reality for visitors to d3, providing a point where two paradigms meet, blurring the lines between what is real and what is virtual.

Location: In front of building 6

Real Rain by Kohler

Experience the gentle buildup of a warm summer rainstorm in the middle of Dubai with Kohler's Rain Real installation, using a unique design that uses gravity to shape individual water drops to replicate rainfall.

Location: Between building 4 and 5


Keynote: Karl Sharro (November 13, 7-8pm)

Title: "The New Arab City - Volume 1, The Gulf"

This talk is an expression of PLP Architecture's own ideas about the future development of urbanism in the region, and how technological development can have a bold influence on interaction, movement, culture, learning, the workplace and living in the New Arab City by editor, Karl Sharro

Location: Building 4, Atrium

Marc Ange (November 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Title: "Creating the Extraordinary"

Bridging the gap between art and design, Marc Ange's design ethos revolves around the creation of extraordinary objects, furniture and places. Speaking for the first time in the Middle East, he talks about the possibilities when the lines of art and design, fantasy and function are blurred.

Location: The Forum - Downtown Design

SSH Design (November 12, 10:00 am-11:00 pm)

Title: Women in Architecture

Architectural practice SSH hosts a talk that explores the role of women in the industry of architecture.

Location: Building 6A, 2nd Floor, Office A201-203ACA

Product Launches

The Jewels of Sherle Wagner

Sherle Wagner unveils two new collections - STEP and CONICAL - exclusively at DXBDW. Both collections evoke the brand's traditional elegance and non-conformist, contemporary elements.

Location: Building 2, Floor 1, Office 105

Ayah Al Bitar x Tashas

Ayah Al Bitar, the leading Saudi design house, is delighted to reveal its limited-edition Wisada collection, created exclusively for the "tashas" Dubai. This unique collection represents an exclusive re-imagining of Ayah's iconic 'Wisasda' floor cushions, inspired by the South African heritage of the tasha's brand.

Location: Tashas terrace, The Galleria Al Wasl Retail Centre Al Wasl Street

Open Houses


Grimshaw will open its studio doors to the public to discuss the practice's work on the Dubai Expo Sustainability Pavilion as well as other exciting global projects.

Location: Building 7A, Office 501A

MEAN* Middle East Architecture Network

Members of the team at MEAN* open their studio to showcase the exciting new projects they are working on.

Location: Hai d3, Mezzanine Floor, Office No. 13 and 14

Zaha Hadid Architects

ZHA Dubai Office & Gallery exhibits a selection of work including 3-D printed models, competition entries, furniture pieces and design objects.

Location: Building 8, Office 503