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Design Doha

Opening on February 24th, Design Doha is a landmark biennial dedicated to creative innovation. We are here to foster the design culture of the MENA region, and create a space of design excellence in Qatar.

Doors Open to The public on 24 February 2024 - Starting 6:00 PM
Design Doha's Calendar

Our Exhibitions

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Arab Design Now

Arab Design Now presents a survey of local and regional design talent across disciplines, from architectural and material innovations to contemporary crafts, furniture, fashion, graphic, and object design.
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Weaving Poems

Weaving Poems

Discover the remarkable talent of Afghani textile designer Maryam Omar, who has been commissioned to create a mesmerizing series of abstract carpets inspired by the rich oral tradition of women's poetry.
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Colors of the City

Unveil Doha's architectural evolution at Colors of the City: A Century of Architecture in Doha, a dual-themed exhibition presenting global influences in the capital of Qatar.
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100-Best-Arabic-Posters

100/100 HUNDRED BEST ARABIC POSTERS - ROUND 4

Celebrating Arabic Graphic Design brilliance, 100/100 HUNDRED BEST ARABIC POSTERS showcases posters from 23 countries at the American University in Cairo. An initiative inspiring connections among talents, it's now debuting in Qatar.
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Crafting Uzbekistan: Tradition in Threads

Crafting Uzbekistan: Tradition in Threads

This immersive showcase promises to transport visitors through time, revealing the enduring allure of Uzbek craftsmanship while celebrating its harmonious integration into contemporary artistry
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CRAFT AND SYMBOL

SYMBOL AND CRAFT: THE EVOLUTION OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN IN TURKEY

This exhibition highlights the historical context of design in Turkey, noting a shift from a rejection of the past, traditions and craft, to an acceptance and integration of local cultural elements in design.
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Iwan Maktabi

Forgotten Spaces

Discover the allure of hidden tales and the mystique of overlooked places in a captivating tribute to the enigmatic corners, shadowy ledges, and often forgotten spaces that resonate with whispered stories within every room.
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Design Doha Prize

Open to all practitioners based in the MENA region, the Design Doha Prize aims to promote the talent and creativity of MENA designers by offering a monetary prize, mentorship, exposure, logistical support, and insurance support

Invited Exhibitions

Kuwait Design Hub: An Eco-Cultural Tapestry

Kuwait Design Hub: An Eco-Cultural Tapestry

Kuwait Design Hub is a dynamic showcase of innovative works by Kuwait-based designers who intricately weave sustainable practices with the rich tapestry of contemporary Arab identity, creating a unique platform that highlights the fusion of environmental consciousness and cultural heritage in modern design.
The world as we know it is changing

THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT IS CHANGING

This installation invites visitors to be seated in the dark room surrounded by four loudspeakers in which they can experience a ”Deep Listening” of recording made across different ecosystems.
MOTTO

BUNCH OF MOTTOS

Bunch of Mottos is an interactive light installation that takes advantage of the flexibility of M-otto, a modular plastic system that can be utilized to create complex forms without using any connecting device.
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INFINITE STITCHES: WEAVING A DANCE BETWEEN TRADITION AND TREND

Exploring the fusion of traditional GCC textiles and embroideries with contemporary fashion.
Cultural Kinship

CULTURAL KINSHIP

A celebration of Qatar’s multicultural ethos—a space where designers, artists, and Qatar’s community can come together to appreciate the beauty of cultural diversity, understand how design can be a catalyst for building bridges, and create a vibrant, inclusive future for all.
Sonic Fields

SONIC FIELDS

The project aims to blend a generative soundscape with code-crafted visuals, creating an immersive sensory experience.
Embrace Blue

EMBRACE BLUE

Embrace Blue aims to seamlessly blend traditional Qatari architecture with a modern contemporary twist in the realm of furniture and furnishings. The collection draws inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of Qatar, particularly emphasizing the intricate details found in local architecture.
Bench

MOMENTAL CONTEMPLATION

The bench, an elemental feature to an urban landscape, invites passerby to a momentary halt. The large charred wood is a symbolic manifestation of introspection, stands as a metaphorical wheel stopper, urging individuals to pause and consider their life's velocity.
Anatomy of a Majlis

ANATOMY OF A MAJLIS

Anatomy of a Majlis encourages visitors to explore the various roles of the majlis: Does it merely provide entertainment, or does it also offer a haven for privacy? How does it serve as a platform for meaningful conversations, and in what ways can it facilitate deeper engagement in today's context?
Jalset Sawa

JALSET SAWA BOOTH

A marvel of 3D printing, Jalset Sawa echoes the undulating sand dunes of Doha, seamlessly blending design with the landscape.
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ROOM OF AZERBAIJAN

The exhibition explores the visual identity of Azerbaijan by bringing together tradition and modernity. Each item is handcrafted by local craftsmen — painters, sculptors, and artisans who draw inspiration from ancient techniques and cultural heritage.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Supported by

Official Media Partners

INSURANCE PARTNER

INAUGURAL PARTNER

OFFICIAL LOGISTICS PARTNER

DESIGN DOHA PRIZE PARTNER