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International Design Forum photos

Bye bye Dubai: here are some photos we took at the International Design Forum, which ended last Tuesday.

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Top image: Oliviero Toscani, Shonquis Moreno, Shweta Parida, Marcel Wanders, Richard Hutten, Michael Young, Yoko Choy. Above: the opening plenary session.

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Above: Nadim Karam with Dubai dignitaries. Below: Rem Koolhaas

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The forum, held in a conference centre shaped like a stone fort at the Madinat Jumeirah resort in Dubai, involved architects including Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Khoury and Nadim Karam; and designers including Marcel Wanders, Karim Rashid and Michael Young.

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Above: Sheikh Majed Al Sabah, founder of Villa Moda. Below: Oliviero Toscani

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Below: people listening to Oliviero Toscani

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At the forum, commitments were made to establish a school of creativity in the Middle East; set up an Arab design association; and turn Dubai into a design capital.

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Above: "DJ Kreemy". Below: Alia Bin Kherbash and friends

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The IDF has posted summaries of the talks and debates held over the three days on its website.

>> more coverage on our IDF blog

>> see all our posts on the International Design Forum

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Above: the Madinat Jumeirah resort with the Burj Al Arab hotel beyond. Below: the beach at Madinat Jumeirah.

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Below: the conference venue

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Below: Nadim Karam

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Below: Stefano Boeri

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Below: Paola Antonelli and Richard Hutten

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Below: Mitra Khoubrou and Marcel Wanders (isn't he getting to look like Bill Clinton?)

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Below: Richard Hutten, Michael Young and Karim Rashid

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Below: Oliviero Toscani and Marcel Wanders

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