The second edition of Design Days Dubai, the new global hub for collectible design, is the most diverse international design fair to date, featuring design galleries from Mexico to Melbourne and representing all six continents.
Taking place in Downtown Dubai, 18 – 21 March 2013, Design Days Dubai will offer exclusive design collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase work from some of the world’s most established galleries and designers, alongside discovering new up and coming talent from the region and beyond.
Top designers and design studios are heading to Dubai for the event, like Studio Job, the Dutch artist collective, that will be presenting their its Taj Mahal, a table made from bronze.Taj Mahal by Studio Job
Founded in 2000 by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel, both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven now based in Antwerp and the Netherlands. They redefine the decorative arts for the contemporary age. Their collaboration has created highly expressive, mainly one-off or limited edition works, from the outset. Often cast in bronze or, later, crafted from laser-cut marquetry, the physical potential and malleability of the materials they use is pushed to the hilt. Their approach is more in keeping with that of traditional guilds than anything industrial. For Studio Job, creation is pre-eminent over definition.Studio Job
Opulent, intricate and ironic, Studio Job combine an extraordinarily high level of craftsmanship with extreme ornamentation. They reference both the traditional and the topical, the organic and the artificial. This narrative conveys a tension between good and evil, exploring the different facets of each.Robber Baron Standing Lamp by Studio Job
Their iconography is at once heraldic and cartoon-like, monumental and yet somehow primitive. Due to this combination of elements, Studio Job’s style has become synonymous with the term ‘neo-gothic’. This style is placed within an enigmatic, intellectual framework by the number and complexity of symbols and signifiers it conveys.
Studio Job will be at the Design Days Dubai with the top Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Established in 2005 by Parisian entrepreneurs and art devotees Loic Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail, Carpenters Workshop Gallery is known for its discovery of bold and iconic design-art. They exhibit unique and limited edition works both by emerging and established artists, and designers.
Along with Studio Job at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Vincent Dubourg will be presenting its Armoire Chinoise made from aluminium.Armoire Chinoise by Vincent Dubourg
Vincent Dubourg’s sculptural furniture creates contemporary allusions to traditional methods of cabinet making, evoking a nostalgic sense of the familiar while simultaneously distorting these antiquated forms with his fresh approach to materials and technique.Vincent Dubourg
He poetically fuses the crafts of glass blowing, wood-bending and metal-casting to deconstruct our perceptions of simple forms and breathe new life into the past. CWG has proudly presented Dubourg in London since its inception, with exhibitions including Design Povera 2007 and ‘Inside’ in 2011.Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta
And Lonneke Gordijn & Ralph Nauta will be presenting at Design Days Dubai 2013 the breathtaking Fragile Future Chandelier 3.6.Fragile Future Chandelier 3.6. by Lonneke Gordijn & Ralph Nauta
Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta combine the dynamism of design with the power of narrative. The duo’s skills are complimentary; Nauta’s precise knowledge of craft, materials and production techniques; Gordijn’s intuitive awareness of concept and composition. The resulting works are blend of enchanting fantasy and potent reality. They question the relationship between nature, technology and humankind.
Atelier Van Lieshout, Sebastian Brajkovic, Andrea Branzi, H & F Campana, Wendell Castle, Ingrid Donat, Johanna Grawunder, Mathieu Lehanneur, Frederik Molenschot, Nendo, Random International, Pablo Reinoso, Robert Stadler and Charlos Trevelyan are all the artists exhibiting at Carpernters Workshop Gallery.