We encourage creative thinking, and actively support initiatives that award creativity, such as Urban Commissions.
The annual design competition is organized by Dubai Design Week and supported by A.R.M. Holding for the benefit of the region’s design community. Each year, architects, designers and creatives based in the region are asked to submit proposals for urban-conscious products and installations to be unveiled during Dubai Design Week (DXBDW). While the theme varies year-on-year, a focus on sustainability, adaptability and innovation remains central.
In 2020, we funded the winning project, Basta by Emirati designer Reema Almheiri and Saudi designer Lujain Alatiq, to be manufactured in the UAE and completed for staging at the DDW Market.