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Bahrain to host lifestyle design event

Manama, November 18, 2013

More than 60 designers and organisations will be taking part in the upcoming Bahrain International Design Week (BIDW), which will have a focus on lifestyle.

The inaugural event, from December 1 to 7, will be held under the patronage of Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Hassan Fahkro, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

Plans for the event were unveiled yesterday at a Press conference at The Domain Bahrain.

All in One Services managing director, BIDW founder and organiser Ali Hamad Abul said the exhibition will put Bahrain on the design map, as well as support designers locally and regionally.

"We have tailored this exhibition to focus on lifestyle. It will have three segments - personal, home and services."

Fashion, jewellery, accessories, architecture and interior design will be featured.

Capital Govenor Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa said the event is a great opportunity for Bahrainis. "It will make Bahrain a hub for creativity and design, and foster young talent."

United Nations Information Centre director Nejib Friji told the GDN this event was important for Bahrain's development.

"It will allow youngsters and small and medium enterprises to explore the field of design, in all its aspects, landscaping, Information Technology and architecture."

Top designers and speakers will be flying in from Italy to conduct workshops, panel discussions and take part in the exhibition. BIDW will consist of four days of panel discussions and a three-day exhibition at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. – TradeArabia News Service




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