Créative French Design
For the second edition of the Dubai Design Week from 24th to 29th October, the cultural department of the French Embassy, the Institut français, highlights French design which was responsible for the spawning of generations of designers who succeeded in being internationally renowned.
The week kicks off with the opening of the exhibition ’20 Icons of French Design’ (Dubai Design District, Building 7, R01). The exhibition presents the most emblematic design creations which had an impact on French daily lifestyle, but also received international recognition. From Philippe Starck’s ‘Juicy Juicer’, to Massonnet’s ‘Tam-Tam’ seat; from Perrier’s glass to the BIC pen.
A roundtable composed of Emirati and French experts will present the issues in Intellectual Property, on 24th October, at 9.30am, within the framework of the Global Grad Show. Intellectual property boosts innovation and creation, and protects the way new products appear through the design components – the shape, the colours, the texture, as well as the whole look and feel of the new works.
Finally, renowned French Schools of Design of Nantes and Saint Etienne will present the most innovative projects of their postgrads. Electronic scores, books being printed whilst being read, memory recorders… all those objects may be part of our future. Have a look at what the everyday products might be.