Announcement of ‘The Middle East Emergent Designer Prize 2017’ 

Van Cleef & Arpels and Tashkeel, in partnership with Design Days Dubai, are pleased to announce an open Call for Entries to emerging designers to submit design proposals for The Middle East Emergent Designer Prize 2017.

Designers should submit designs for purposeful products embodying the theme of Growth. The theme touches upon of the importance of both physical and intellectual growth; participants are asked submit designs for products that reflect growth related to the aesthetics of their culture, expressing their attitudes towards education and aspirations to grow, whilst relating to the contemporary society.

The winner will receive a total budget of AED 30,000 to produce a refined prototype that will be unveiled in November 2017. The front-runner will also be awarded a five-day trip to Paris to attend courses at L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels ( Ten finalists will be announced at Design Days Dubai 2017, and will also be granted AED 2,000 to showcase 3D prints of their work in November 2017; three semi-finalists will each receive AED 10,000 to produce mock-ups to be exhibited in November 2017.

For full details and application form, please contact :

Deadline for submissions: January 15th, 2017.