Terminal G a curated carpet collection inspired and designed by creatives from the Arabian Gulf and the latest from cc-tapis with a worldwide exclusive reveal by Duccio Maria Gambi

Iwan Maktabi, the leading destination for antique carpets and textile, as well as modern and designer carpets, is partaking in this year’s edition of Dubai Design Week this November with two stirring concepts; regional and international; “Terminal G” at Dubai Design week in D3 Building 9, an unprecedented concept featuring a curated carpet collection  by GCC creatives, and the latest from cc-tapis at Downtown Design, an international brand exclusively represented by Iwan Maktabi in the Middle East, featuring an exclusive worldwide reveal by Duccio Maria Gambi.


Terminal G- Dubai Design Week D3 Building 9 (8-13 Nov)

Iwan Maktabi commissioned Design Curator and Creative Director Samer Yamani to build the narrative of a design collection that represents the Gulf region’s culture through contemporary lens. This mission is driven by Iwan Maktabi’s commitment to evolving the scene of contemporary and design carpet and setting new standards bringing innovation to the conventional.

G for Gulf, “Terminal G” is the first of its kind curated collection of carpets by creative designers from five countries of the Gulf region: Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. A unique presentation of contemporary Khaliji culture through the eyes of its creatives using the art of weaving as a medium of expression. Inspired the Arabian Gulf, the collection tackles topics that have not been represented in a contemporary way such as traveling rituals, local topography, the relationship of a city and its dwellers, nostalgia, tradition and much more where each designer is given a technique, visual guide, and a topic to conceptualize.

“Terminal G” incapsulates the works of the following regional creatives.

Afra and Sheikha Bin Dhaher from the UAE presenting “Taghrouda” at DDW

Architects Independent from Qatar

Aseel Al Yaqoub from Kuwait presenting “Water Memory” at DDW

Bahraini-Danish from Bahrain

Ibrahim Al-Jaidah from Qatar

Sultan Bin Fahad from KSA presenting the “Delights” collection at DDW

“Terminal G” makes its debut with the works of Afra and Sheikha Bin Dhaher from the UAE presenting the “Taghrouda” collection, Aseel AlYaqoub from Kuwait presenting the “Water Memory” collection Sultan Bin Fahad from KSA presenting the “Delights” collection.

cc-tapis - Downtown Design (9-12 Nov)

For this year’s edition of Downtown Design, Iwan Maktabi presents the universe of cc-tapis, with new creative collaborations with some of the leading designers of today. Creative collisions elevating the object with new creative influences.

Names include Bethan Laura Wood, Odd Matter, Patricia Urquiola, Mae Engelgeer, and a special focus on Duccio Maria Gambi. 

 Italian designer Duccio Maria Gambi will present his Tempore collection at the fair. A collection which analyzes the relationship between natural and artificial. In addition to that, Iwan Maktabi will offer an exclusive world-premiere of a never-seen before piece, designed by Gambi for cc-tapis: COURSE.

 Iwan Maktabi opt to stay true to cc-tapis’ immersive experience bringing to Dubai the stand that was presented at Salone Del Mobile earlier that year.

The stand is designed by Barcelona based architecture studio Arquitectura G. It is an immersive installation defned by some of cc-tapis’ more iconic rugs.

Iwan Maktabi is the exclusive representative of cc-tapis in the Middle-East.