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Join us on Wednesday 23rd of March at 8.00 PM (RSVP to email@example.com) for a great opportunity to hear Architect James Law talk about his work and visions:
"Imagine we can design buildings that are flexible, smart, built in factories, or even fly? As a result make our urbanscape reach new levels of intelligence and sustainability. This is the fifth dimension in design that we aim to achieve in order to alleviate suffering and open new opportunities for everyone."
Part of ikonhouse’s opening at Alserkal Avenue celebrations, a pop-up presentation titled Craftsmanship in Danish Design will showcase the best of Denmark with the exceptional presence of some who actually make these designs: craftsmen and designers.
Please join ikonhouse’s first Design Teepee During Galleries Night in our new location in Alserkal Avenue.
Find yourself in our design camp with all that is authentic, classic and iconic.
See you at the Teepee!
Architect Janus Rostock, Regional Design Director of ATKINS, will be talking about The Dubai Opera House - the centrepiece of The Opera District in Downtown Dubai that is set to be the the new cultural platform of performing arts and entertainment in the Middle East. The Dubai Opera House is set to open in 2016.
“In the 21st Century, buildings will be different from 20th Century”, says Arch. James Law Cybertecture International, “They are no longer about concrete, steel and glass, but also the new intangible materials of technology, multimedia, intelligence and interactivity. Only recognizing this will bring a new form of architecture to light, namely a Cybertecture.”
The Workspace of Tomorrow will allow visitors to see a new arrangement for office spaces that make working more comfortable, collaborative and engaging. It promises environments which improve productivity, and encourage innovation. Our unique concept is to create spaces where technology, form and function come together to enable seamless experiences. We encourage designing with the end-user in mind, enhancing individual experiences heightening positivity, innovation and creativity.
Our stand is located on ZX100, Za'abeel Hall 3 near the entrance.
Mr. Philippe Blanchard will address technology and its evolution, showcasing how Dubai Expo2020 wants to maximize the information and communication technologies to offer seamless operations, ensure consistency and robustness of developments, and maximize the different stakeholders experiences.
Mr. Pierre Jeunesse will share insights on the creative process in designing state-of-the-art switches made with the renown uncompromised German craftsmanship by Berker.
Mr. Anders Larsen from ikonhouse will then show us the back-end system and demonstrate the equipment in use with the objective to help you design spaces with automation in mind from the start.
At our upcoming ikonhouse Design Talk, Mr. Uffe Stendahl will talk to us about what sound is and how to manage it when creating productive workspaces or cosi homes. He will share with us techniques to design interiors with acoustics in mind.
Many Abstracta acoustic solutions can be seen and experienced at our new ikonhouse office setup in Dubai.
The Ultimate City
Preview - November 12th 2014 from 7-9pm at ikonhouse.
Ronald Dupont is master of the urban landscape. With unique style he captures the very essence of the sprawling metropolis that makes up the backdrop of modern life in the city.
‘The Ultimate City’ is a snap shot of Dubai in 2014. Portraits of a city in the making. These canvasses document the building of an iconic city and the peoplebehind it, the myriad of nationalities that go into making present day Dubai.These arresting works on first appearance have a photographic quality, at a second glance one is aware that these are oil paintings created with extraordinary skill. The artist uses acutely selected detail to capture the moment. The combination of traditional painting,contemporary style and subject matter is Ronald Dupont's signature at which he excels.Ronald Dupont was born in 1961 in Belgium where he still lives and works today.His work features in numerous private, public and corporate collections.He has exhibited worldwide for the last 20 years. including Galerie Artima, Gallery Roy Sfeir (Paris), Stephanie Hoppen (London), Absolute Art Gallery, Contrast Gallery (Belgium) Leonhards Gallery (Antwerp),Waltman Ortega Gallery, Miami (USA) Art New York, Art Fair Palm Springs, and Simma Gallery (Beirut).This is his first solo exhibition in Dubai.
A no-miss opportunity to learn about original design and home automation technologies. Join us at Downtown Design in Dubai next week from Tuesday 28 October to Friday 31 October for a unique to the region and exceptional exhibition!
Downtown Design is an international design trade fair of select quality brands exhibiting products, trends and concepts never-before seen in the region. Passionate about quality and authenticity, the team behind Downtown Design aim to communicate the importance of original design.
Our popular ikonhouse Design Talk series is starting again with Mr. Alaa Dalghan, a regular speaker at Smart Cities talks like the yearly Dubai Smart Government and City Conference (sharing solutions for Smart Buildings, Connected Communities, Digital Cities). He will take us through the enigmatic world of Applied Integrated Technology in architecture through urban spaces.
This talk will give us insights on what Smart Cities are all about, how they serve convenience in providing services as well as drive sustainability from efficient energy consumption. It will give architects and interior designers some practical clues through existing cases to share ideas on how to design with technology in mind from the start.
The exhibition will run until 29.10.2014
A native of Brittany,France and its wild coasts, Magali Couffon de Trevros grew up on boats and oceans thanks to an adventurous and passionate sailor father. Since then she has lived in Africa and Europe, and has always been passionate about photographing people, cultures, fashion and nature. For the last 20 years she has been living in India and with this collection of new work Coasts,Elsewhere she has returned to her childhood roots exploring the coasts, seas and fishermen of India.
Join us for behind-the-scenes stories from the designer responsible for the integration of the Bang & Olufsen sound system into BMW car interiors
Poul Henningsen is famous for creating lamps where the shades is used to avoid glare but at the same time contributed to optimise the amount of functional light in a room and according to PH this could be achieved by working with different type of materials.
Come and hear the fascinating stories told by Ulla Riemer about Poul Henningsen's lighting principles, his life, work and designs.
Come and hear Joakim Lassen tell the fascinating story about a classic design icon renowned for its simplicity and functionality which still today is relevant, innovative, creative and versatile.
The Montana range also includes design classics from well-known Danish designer Verner Panton who's legacy and partnership with Montana clearly shows in what they do today, for instance the wire-cube shelving system.
Stephen Rew is a British artist based in London. In 2008 Stephen completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Illustration. During this period he spent time stalking and studying wildlife in the remote regions of India and Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal. His long-term objectives to combine artistic practices with a love and respect for wildlife began to emerge.
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the renowned Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner’s birth. To celebrate the occasion Wegner will be the subject for a forthcoming Design Talk at ikonhouse.
Come and hear Concept Developer of Acoustics from Bang & Olufsen
Kresten Bjørn Krab-Bjerre talk about the design legacy of Bang & Olufsen and how this translates into the latest products. A talk about craftsmanship and being true to materials. The importance of reproducing sound as the artist intended and finally about speakers with a presence.
Original and properly crafted design icons
Classics of Danish Design, The Egg chair from Fritz Hansen and the Wishbone chair from Carl Hansen, will be assembled by artisanal craftsmen during a live installation in Downtown Design. With the purpose of educating visitors about the intricate process involved in material selection and the detailed work that takes place in the factories in Denmark, Downtown Design and Ikonhouse have set up 'Craftsmanship at The Workshop' – a live installation for craftsmen to work.
The series of monthly Design Talks at ikonhouse continues. Christopher Sorensen, Strategic Innovation and Technology at Masdar City is guest speaker at ikonhouse on Wednesday 25th of September.
An evening with Bang & Olufsen designer Oliver Wallington
Oliver Wallington former Concept Developer at Bang & Olufsen and now developer of interactive toys for LEGO is guest speaker at ikonhouse on Sunday 2nd of June At ikonhouse we have a passion for craftsmanship. We celebrate the finest materials whether it be furniture, lighting, audio visual or home automation technology.
ikonhouse is hosting an evening dedicated to one of the world’s most outstanding designers, a man who truly mastered the details and whose design is synonymous with discretion and elegance.