Al Ula Design Award is back with its second edition, recognising exception design inspired by the heritage, landscapes, and artistic legacies of AlUla. The open call invites established and emerging designer to propose retail items in various categories including jewellery, footwear, clothing, home accessories, and leather goods, among others. The deadline for design submissions is 12 April 2023.
“AlUla Design Award is the intersection between heritage and contemporary creative culture, providing local and international talents with the opportunity to interact with AlUla and translate it to their designs,” said Nora AlDabal, executive director of Arts AlUla at the Royal Commission for AlUla.
Submissions will be evaluated by a jury panel of recognised leaders from the world of design, and the shortlisted design concepts will progress to a prototyping round. The winning proposals will be commissioned, supported in their production and promoted within AlUla and its network regional and international activities.
The Award is in partnership with Paris Design Week (PDW), where the shortlisted designers will have the opportunity to showcase their prototypes in an exhibition in September 2023 – where the winners will also be announced.
The six winners of the first edition were Reem Bashawri, Nour Shourbagy, Tarek ElKassouf, Mohamad Baalbaki x AlJoharah AlRasheed, Rukun x Harry Dobbs, and Niko Kapa.
You can enter your designs and learn more about the Award here.