Dubai embraces Italian design

Dubai embraces Italian design
By Rita Del Prete
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Showcase of design in Dubai


Design in Dubai, twice a year the city organises exhibitions to showcase the latest innovations.

It is no surprise that Italian design is a feature in Dubai.

Sixteen Italian companies
represent the country, which exports hundreds of millions of euros of design products to the United Arab Emirates.

Gianpaolo Bruno is the Italian trade commissioner to UAE:
“The locals really appreciate the quality, the style, the elegance of our designers both small and large companies. So we are here to invest in promotion.”

Design Week Dubai, is an exhibition of cutting edge design with technical and artistic excellence.

‘Manifesto Design’ works with carpets made from banana material.

Their goal is the exclusive use of natural elements processed in the least invasive manner possible.

Euronews correspondent Rita Del Prete is in Dubai: “Italian design has combined with the UAE culture. Marble mosaics, like those of centuries-long tradition, are decorating both the Gallery of the Cathedral of Milan and the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.”

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Fantini Mosaici works in close collaboration with contemporary designers and is continuously searching for new materials and innovative working methods.

Enrico Fantin is the manager at Fantini Mosaici:
“I always believe in Italian craftsmanship. I believe that luxury, on a certain level, can be handed down and brought to all these countries where there is a need of attention to detail and to quality. I believe that, in the end quality pays, to work with quality.”

At the four days of the Dubai Design Week, more than 150 design-related exhibitions, fairs and events have been taking place across the emirate.

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