The region’s first and leading dedicated design fair, Design Days Dubai, returns for its third edition to deliver a diverse, exhibition-quality collection of compelling, highly- collectible modern and contemporary design pieces and installations, alongside a public programme with leading design personalities and industry experts, from 17 – 21 March 2014.

This year Design Days Dubai introduces an annual ‘Discover’ section. The first edition will be presented in cooperation with Institut français, and will be dedicated to giving four young and fresh design galleries from France an international platform to exhibit works (Ymer&Malta; Galerie Gosserez; NextLevel Galerie and Galerie S. Bensimon).

For the first time, Design Days Dubai has been extended by an extra day, and will now be open to the public on the weekend. The fair will host a stimulating public programme, presented by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, which has been developed to inspire and help educate visitors about principles and innovations in design. The five-day programme will feature informative talks and workshops, as well as live performances and special design installations.

For more information about Design Days Dubai, and each participating gallery, please visit the bi-lingual website, www.designdaysdubai.ae. Supporters can also keep up to date with the fair on the following social media channels;

Facebook: www.facebook.com/designdaysdubai

Instagram: www.instagram.com/designdaysdubai

Twitter: @DesignDaysDubai

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/designdaysdubai

The galleries participating in Design Days Dubai 2014 includes:

Art Factum Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Authentique Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

Broached Commissions, Melbourne, Australia

Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London/Paris, UK/France

Carwan Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Clear Edition & Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Coalesce Design Studio, Karachi, Pakistan

+Coletivo Amor de Madre, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Crafts Council (UK), London, UK

_Croft, Seoul, South Korea

Erastudio Apartment Gallery, Milan, Italy

FN Designs, Dubai, UAE

Galerie Judy Straten, Horst, The Netherlands

Galerie S. Bensimon, Paris, France

Galerie Gosserez, Paris, France

Galerie Yves Gastou, Paris, France

Hybridart Management, Köveskál, Hungary

Industry Gallery, Washington DC/Los Angeles, USA

J+A Gallery, Dubai, UAE

La Galerie Nationale, Dubai, UAE

Nakkash Gallery, Dubai, UAE

Naqsh Design House, Amman, Jordan

NextLevel Galerie, Paris, France

Sabrina Landini Creations, Pietrasanta, Italy

ShowMe Gallery, Braga, Portugal

SmoGallery, Beirut, Lebanon

Southern Guild, Wilderness, South Africa

Stilwerk Limited Edition Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE

VCUQatar, Doha, Qatar

Victor Hunt DesignArt Dealer, Brussels, Belgium

Wiener Silber Manufactur, Vienna, Austria

Ymer&Malta, Paris, France

Wuhao, Beijing, China