Dispatch from Jordan: 10 Highlights from Amman Design Week
Jordan’s capital city hosted its inaugural design week this month with an impressive showcase of work by designers from across the Middle East. Set up by directors Abeer Seikaly and Rana Beiruti, and curated by architect Sahel Al Hiyari and architect and curator Dina Haddadin, Amman Design Week celebrates local design talent, crafts, and materials. “Jordan is pregnant with design talent,” enthuses Seikaly, “but we want to create a more conscious design community here. The Design Week is a way of connecting everybody together, it’s a platform for creating that dialogue.”
Spread across three main exhibition spaces as well as a number of smaller gallery spaces across the city, we scouted the showcase’s venues to bring you the best in show.