Downtown Design was held at Downtown, Dubai near the iconic Burj Khalifa from the 28th October 2014 to the 31st October 2014.
There were various designers at the exhibition, from the Gulf region and from other parts of the world as well.
One of them was Preciosa from Czech Republic, who have been in the industry since the 1700s.
They are famous for their exquisite designs using glass and light, originally with chandeliers.
They have designs in at least three renowned landmarks in the UAE.
They are responsible for the futuristic LED light structure that blankets the Yas Hotel at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
The extraordinary design fit right in as the Yas Hotel is right next to the Yas Marina Circuit, another acclaimed landmark in the country.
On the man made island, Palm Jumeirah, Preciosa designed the lighting fixtures of the One and Only Hotel, from the lobby all the way to the hotel rooms.
The lighting fixtures all over the hotel are a mixture of Arabian and classical style, a reflection of what Dubai is, a blend of cultures in one city.
Near the tallest tower in the world, Address Hotel Downtown in Dubai is also designed by Preciosa with 32 types of original lighting fixtures from crystal curtains to vases.
The lighting fixtures are the dominant architecture in the hotel, famously known for the loosely suspended style.
In the exhibition, Preciosa brought two of their glass cutters to do a demonstration of their most distinguished product, glass cutting.
When asked if glass cutting is difficult, Radek Spejchal, one of the glass cutters stated that it is not just about skills but more on passion.
He said that glass cutting is like painting, an expressive art where passion is seen through the finished product.
During the exhibition, Preciosa encouraged the public to try glass cutting with the help of their glass cutters and it turned out to be a big hit.
The intricate designs Preciosa produces are exceptional which is why it is not a surprise that they have been in the industry for a very long time now.
Dubai, UAE is an international hub and is rapidly growing with business flourishing to this region.
The high demand of quality in this region will see Preciosa shine even more with future projects in the Gulf region.
The flawless artistic style Preciosa are famous for fits right in Dubai, a jeweled oasis within the desert sands.
*This article was written last year for one of my projects.