Cyril Zammit Introduces the New Dubai Design Week
How the design business is changing in the Middle East and what is about to happen in the next few months.
There is a lot excitement in Dubai for preparations. In a few months – 26th to 31st of October – the city will host its first Design Week. Dubai likes to go big. How? The city will inaugurate a new design district (d3), and apparently it will be very efficient, enough to put Dubai on the map.
We've asked Cyril Zammit, member of the management team of the new Dubai Design Week, to give us a few anticipations and explain what is actually happening. Born in Paris, Zammit had a very fruitful career in between Prague, London, and Switzerland, before finding himself in the Emirates to work mainly on a series of limited edition collections and act as director of Design Days Dubai. He became one of the main players of the Middle-Eastern project.
A: Do you think that the local design scene has somehow been involved in these developments?
A: What about the relationships between the Dubai design fairs and the design week?
A: You define yourself as a “French urban nomad whose base is Dubai” on your Twitter profile. Is there space for design in your lifestyle? Are you a design collector?
A: What is the latest object you bought for yourself?
A: What - and where - is the future of the luxury design market, in your opinion?
About the author Annalisa Rosso writes about design and architecture for Casa Vogue Brasil, Elle Decor Italia, Elle Decoration NL among other collaborations with international magazines. Follow Rosso on twitter.