Weekly design calendar: Index Dubai

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The Independent Online

The Index design fair kicks off in Dubai this week-end. Coming up: the Singapore Design festival, Interior Lifestyle in Tokyo, and the opening of the world's tallest building.

Index Dubai

November 14-17


Hosted at the Dubai World Trade Center, the fair is the region's leading interiors exhibition and trade show, showcasing the latest design trends and products.


Singapore Design Festival

November 20-30


Themed "Design 2050: Possibilities for Tomorrow," the event - running November 20-30 - will for the first time open to the public via citywide Design Trails. The third Singapore Design festival will also be a special one because this year, it is hosting the ICSID World Design Congress. 


Burj Dubai opens

December 2


The world's tallest building, the 800-meter-high Burj Dubai tower, will open its doors next to the Dubai Mall.


Interior Lifestyle

December 2-4


This trade-only fair is one of the main trend indicators for the Japanese high-end design industry, attracting more than 600 exhibitors from 30 countries.


American Institute of Architects Gold Medal winner announced

December 4

New York/USA

The institute's highest honor - and one of the country's most prestigious architecture awards together with the Pritzker Prize - will be handed out on December 4. Previous winners include Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, and Frank Gehry.