DESIGNEAST celebrates creativity from the Global South

Established in 2023, DESIGNEAST is a platform advocating for and promoting artists, designers, craftspeople and creatives from the Middle East, India, Africa, South East Asia and South America

  • COVID QUILT

    I Had Other Plans is Nayla Al Mulla's personal diary of her covid experience. Each hand machine stitched square represents a day in her life in what was the most unifying human experience of our time.

  • ATELIER TALASIN

    Reviving the ancient Berber Knot and hand-dying with local henna plants, this unique collective has brought together a female collective of Moroccan weavers with industry experts and textile lovers from around the globe.

  • JAIPUR RUGS COLLABORATION

    DESIGNEAST paired 5 artists from the Middle East with 5 designers from Jaipur to create 5 unique textile wallhangings that showcase a democratic approach to artisanship and creative collaboration, first showcased in Dubai in 2024.