Dubai, UAE; October 29, 2014: Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) today marked the official inauguration of Downtown Design Ladies Day.
An international showcase of the newest trends in design, Downtown Design is held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed. The three-day international trade fair features talks and workshops aimed at professionals in the design industry including architects, artists, collectors, exhibitors, and designers from across the region.
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa said: “Design is at the heart of any creative city, and with Downtown Design, Dubai is highlighting its cultural leadership and role in providing a destination for cultural convergence through driving dialogue in the arts and design industries among international artists. Our focus is on providing the right environment for creativity and innovation to thrive across all facets of the cultural scene. The future of design is shaped by our talented youth and creative professionals and it is important to provide them platforms to express their creativity while also gaining a strong understanding of the emerging global trends.”
Her Highness added: “Hosting Downtown Design in our city highlights the mandate of Dubai Culture to build innovative and creative platforms for nurturing talent. We hope that our talented arts community will derive inspiration from the works on display, the discussions, programmes and workshops. Through the intercultural dialogue that is promoted by Downtown Design and the interchange of experiences and ideas, we are confident that Dubai will take centrestage in the international design scene.”
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa’s patronage and support of the fair is a testament to her passion, focus and sustained efforts to ensure Dubai increasingly becomes a cultural design hub through supporting international events that that serve as strong networking opportunities for the creative community in the region.
Downtown Design is the leading platform for iconic and cutting-edge brands to showcase their innovative designs and technologies to inspire and network with other like-minded professionals and enthusiasts. The fair unveils and celebrates talent, quality and communicates the importance of originality in designs.
Set in the heart of Downtown Dubai, the fair showcases unprecedented, original designs and a series of interactive sessions and workshops until October 31. Visitors can expect to see the latest exhibits of products, trends and concepts, never seen in the region before.