09 February 2014

I AM DESIGN | The First Annual Saudi Design Week

We are very happy and proud of the art & design movements that are going on  in Saudi at the moment, starting with Saudi Art Week which took place in Jeddah and Saudi Design Week which will start tonight in Riyadh at 6:00pm. We at Lamodarabia are wishing Saudi Design Week and all the organizers, sponsors and speakers the best of luck!

The first edition of Saudi Design Week will take shape as a boutique fair with venues all over the city of Riyadh. SDW will host a series of events across the capital, which will sweep multiple disciplines from decorative art, design, art, photography, typography, and fashion. SDW will also host the first Design Forum, which will bring together luminaries from the fields of fashion,, design, art, and business to discuss, explore and debate some of the most pressing issues facing the design field in the region today. The forum will act as a center stage for a series of stimulating speeches, panel discussions, presentations and Q&A sessions to generate an enriching dialogue and set the tone for future editions of SDW.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (January 20, 2014) – Saudi Design Week’s inaugural edition, created and organized by Oasis magazine premier arts & culture magazine from Saudi Arabia in partnership with the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies an independent, not-for-profit institution financed by the King Faisal Foundation, will host a fair that is devoted to the world of art and design, with a special regional flavor. 

With a series of open events that extend beyond one main venue  and will enliven different areas of the city center, Saudi Design Week will gather under a single roof both masters of design as well as emerging talents, both local and international.

About SDW Noura BouzoCo-Founder and Organizer said “It is not about being the most extravagant regional gathering of design, but about starting a solid conversation that will initiate advancement within the creative community. Let us start talking about design, in all its fields, and allowing the fair to grow organically to gradually encompass elements and discussions that have been lacking in our region. To reinforce these discussions with action, is our vision, until we see a full picture of a creative community that is supported and thriving,”

Making up the very essence of the premier edition of SDW is the Design Forum, a not to be missed platform for exploration, discussion, and debate. Gracing the Forum are keynote speakers across a variety of disciplines, which promotes a holistic approach to design. Speakers at the Forum include HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, Cyril Zammit, Carla Saliba Badeeh Abla, Abdulnasser Gharem, Dr. Maha Senan, Faisal Malki and many more.

Saudi Design Week will kick off tonight at Lamart Gallery6:00pmKSA.
For more information about the events and conferences please visit: www.SaudiDesignWeek.com

Thank you to "Oasis Magazine" for providing us with the news
Photos: courtesy of Saudi Design Week
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