Art Dubai :: The dXb Store
Art Dubai 2013 presents the third edition of dXb Store, a pop-up initiative that
showcases the innovative work of UAE-based creatives and brings a boutique
selection of fashion and design objects to the fair.
The dXb Store was launched in 2011 as a not-for-profit space to promote UAE-based
artists and designers by providing them with a platform to showcase and sell their
creations including limited-edition objects, artists’ multiples, jewelry, portable furniture,
stationary and clothes. All dXb Store products are conceived and produced in the UAE.
dXb is presented at Dubai Culture’s SIKKA, Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, March
14-24; Design Days Dubai, Downtown Dubai, March 18-21; and Art Dubai, Madinat
Jumeirah, March 20-23, 2013.
This year, dXb seeks to feature not only the works of established names, but to further
discover and encourage new and aspiring talent on the local scene. First time dxb
participants include: Emirati designers and sisters Rasha and Rawaan Alkhatib, who
are presenting lasercut jewellery and a series of boldly printed scarves, respectively; Ola
Dajani, a Dubai-based doll designer whose hand crafted figures represent leading
international and regional artists; SOUGHA, a social enterprise initiative and launched
by the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, which seeks to preserve Emirati
heritage by nurturing skilled local crafts men and women across the UAE; and Egyptian
architect Yousra Shaher, with modular shelving units developed in her Dubai-based
interior and product design firm ys-studio.
dXb veterans returning in 2013 include graphic illustrator Khalid Mezaina, jewellery
designer Nadine Kanso and fashion designer Nisreen Krimed.