Ajlan Gharem named as Jameel Prize winner

Ajlan Gharem has been announced as the winner of the sixth edition of the Jameel Prize, the £25,000 award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Gharem was chosen by the prize’s jury for his architectural installation Paradise […]


Dyson Award national winners announced

Over 2,000 young inventors entered the James Dyson Award this year, and the jury has nominated a winner and two runners up in each off the 28 participating regions. For the UAE, that means more kudos for the Shield project […]


Herman Miller has seven predictions for the future of work

Office furniture behemoth Herman Miller – which recently launched a Post-Pandemic Office Collection (their title) – has been thinking about how designers and their customers might see the office of the future (now there’s a phrase we thought we’d last […]

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Fun times in Ajman

It’s starting to look as though an arts festival of some kind is a must-have for the image-conscious emirate – even the smallest. Ajman Tourism Development Department is to run the Al Murabbaa Arts Festival for ten days from the […]


DFF’s smart toys competition has a winner

Dubai Future Foundation’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE (C4IR UAE) has named LuxAI the winner of its Smart Toys Competition. LuxAI, a spinoff from the University of Luxembourg, has a kid-sized bot named QTrobot that initially allows children […]


Now open: the House of Wisdom

The House of Wisdom, a library and cultural centre that is being pitched as the catalyst for a new cultural quarter for Sharjah, has opened to the public. Foster + Partners designed the 12,000m2 building, and it looks very good […]


The IRL return of Downtown Design

The organisers of Downtown Design have confirmed dates and location for its 2021 edition. As expected, the major B2B element of Dubai Design Week will be returning to its purpose-built venue at the d3 Waterfront; the November slot is retained, […]


Student Design Challenge winners

Herman Miller has announced the three winners of its Resilient Student Design Challenge 2020, a competition for design undergrads it runs with the Interior Design Department at AUD. The brief was to design an efficient, versatile workstation for designers, architects […]