Emaar exhibits Burj Dubai at Armani/Teatro in Milan
Emaar Properties PJSC recently took part in Wallpaper’s Global Edit 10th anniversary exhibition along with Giorgio Armani, renowned architect Zaha Hadid and a host of design talent from 10 countries worldwide.

The exhibition ran alongside the famous international furniture fair Salone de Mobile that is held in Milan annually and is one of the most significant events on the interior design and furniture calendar. As developers of the iconic Burj Dubai, the tallest tower on completion in 2008, Emaar created an installation within the Armani/Teatro that exhibited a 3 metre model of the tower and described the tower’s architectural design.

Exhibiting alongside the Armani/Casa, the home interiors collection designed by Giorgio Armani, its hotels and resorts partner, Emaar took the opportunity to promote one of the world’s first Armani hotels which will be housed in the record breaking tower. The Armani Hotel Dubai will set new standards of luxury in the region and will be synonymous with the ultimate lifestyle experience. In addition to the hotel, there will be 144 luxury residences also designed by Giorgio Armani, featuring a dedicated line from his Armani/Casa home furnishings collection.

Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, while attending the event said: “Wallpaper’s Global Edit exhibition offers the perfect setting to display the Burj Dubai tower not only as history in the making, but to show the design of the Burj Dubai and the historical and cultural influences that have been combined with cutting edge technology to achieve a high performance building which will set new standards for the industry worldwide and which will become the model for the future of the city of Dubai.”

“We are pleased to work together with Giorgio Armani at prestigious events like Global Edit and look forward to our growing relationship as we progress with the roll-out of our unique worldwide collection of luxury hotels and resorts,” Alabbar added.

With the help of the internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid, Wallpaper’s Global Edit event transformed Armani’s famous Teatro into an extraordinary exhibition; mixing original design talent from 10 countries – including Austria, the Benelux countries, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Scandinavia, South Korea, Spain and Turkey. Wallpaper’s editors took the best undiscovered design talent from each region and provided it with its own space or forum within the exhibition. The overall look of the exhibition was tied together cohesively by Zaha Hadid’s startling futuristic installation.
Milan: A Fresh Look at Furniture
The Salone Internazionale del Mobile trade show highlights emerging design trends. This year's event was bigger than ever

Each year in early April, designers and retail buyers from around the world convene in Milan for one of the design world's biggest trade shows, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. The designers' mission is to show, and the buyers' mission is to seek, what's new and innovative for each room in the home or office. The fair, first launched 45 years ago, is a peek into the future of design -- the furnishing equivalent of New York's Fashion Week or the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

This year's installment of the Salone, held from Apr. 5-10, was larger than ever with 2,550 exhibitors, up from 2,100 last year. The roster featured a slew of fresh new talent, as well as forward-thinking technology from big brands such as Siemens (SI). Added to the mix were inventive experiments by famous designers who usually work in non-furniture arenas, like Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake. Of course, the latest sleek offerings from fashionable furniture labels like Italy's own Kartell were also on view. More than 670 nations were represented.
Rebel angels of the hearth
At last week's Salone del Mobile in Milan, event organisers launched an exhibition, Il diavolo del focolare (The devil of hearth and home), which focuses on female artists' interpretations of domesticity - from Tracey Emin quilts to a Chiho Aoshima installation, Sam Taylor-Wood photographs to a welcome mat made of nails from Mona Hartoum. The show doesn't begin to do justice to its vast and controversial subject. But it's interesting in that it officially recognises - albeit belatedly - a significant shift: the arrival of women in their modern guise.

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