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Dubai, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Art Week brings together Dubai’s thriving creative industries into a week-long celebration of arts and culture.

Urban Commissions


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Urban Commissions

Urban Commissions 4.0

Dubai is synonymous with water, the shoreline that extends along the length of the city, the Dubai Creek, the mammoth Dubai Water Canal project, the Dubai Fountains, resulting in the theme for Urban Commissions 4.0: water feature.

The annual competition is an initiative by Dubai Design Week, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Dubai Design District (d3) presenting an opportunity for designers living in the UAE to produce an urban furniture product with a budget of AED 50,000 to be unveiled at Dubai Design Week and installed permanently in d3.

With over 100 submissions, the nine shortlisted designers are:

Abdullah Ibrahim / Chourouk Elhajj / Noor Alshawa

Anumta Akber

Davide Antonante

Gaser Mohamed & Andrea Simeoni

Hussain Aljabi

Idil Kantarci

Khalid Al-Tamimi

Marcus Farr

Suha Al-Salamain

Urban Commissions to date has seen three successful projects manufactured and placed at d3:

1.0                          Seating – IDO Bench by Anna Szonyi

2.0                          Shelter – Biked3 by Hinjal Kumar

3.0                          Communal Table – MuTable by SuperFutureDesign*


Earlier Event: February 25
Nakkash Gallery
Later Event: March 1