The exhibition puts a spotlight on the region’s homegrown talent.

Dubai Design District will host the second chapter of “UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from the Emirates” at the London Design Fair.

Running from September 20 to 23 at East London’s Old Truman Brewery, the exhibition features eight designers delving into the historical photographic archives of the UAE. Entitled “Objects of the Past Today”, the exhibition is supported by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development.

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Each designer will interpret pieces from the archives into modern day designs, taking inspiration from the UAE’s earliest residents. Abdalla Almulla, Alia Bin Omair, Alia Mazrooei, Aljoud Lootah, Azza Al Qubaisi, Rouda Al Shamsi, Saleem Mansoori and Ahmad Al Areef are among the designers whose works will be showcased.

“Objects of the Past Today” will then travel to Paris as part of the UAE-France Cultural Dialogue programme, before returning to Dubai for Dubai Design Week from November 12 to 17.

“We’re proud to be a part of London Design Fair again this year and to showcase our country’s heritage through the works of our local designers,” said Mohammad Saeed al Shehhi, CEO at d3.

“I am delighted with our successful showing at Milan earlier this year and look forward to London, Paris and then bringing this exhibition back to Dubai. Supporting our regional designers across the many creative fields in the industry is both an important and strategic step for d3 and Dubai.”

Dubai Design District provides a home for the region’s homegrown designers, creatives and artists.

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