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A new organic material that uses the energy of the body’s movement, a luxury yacht that cleans the ocean, a new construction technique inspired by silkworms … here are three of the top 50 innovations that have been presented to Global Grand Show at Dubai’s Design District.

global-grad-show-listingThis is a unique exhibition because, for the first time, both innovative and revolutionary ideas have been presented from universities around the world.

Dubai presents itself as one of the most vibrant and multicultural city of the Middle East, single platform for designers and creatives.

Schermata 2015-11-16 alle 13.43.08Divided into six categories (Construction, Health, Home, Memory, Play and Work), young designers showed different projects, sensitive to environment and everyday problems.

guanto di potenzaAmong the most interesting ideas in the category dedicated to construction and building, a glove that can be used to hand carve hard materials such as stone and wood was presented by RCA Morten Grønning Nielsen.

Great interest also for the temporary Pavilion, a dome created with silk fibers woven from a robot mechanical arm, created by MIT.

padiglione baco da setaMeg Czaja from Pratt Institute in New York has signed the stool Oblivion, swinging deliberately to help anyone who has a temper … agitated!

sgabello oblioWhere’s the #design going?

We are monitoring the academic researches, exploring new materials and future technologies. The Global Grand Show has been able to show an overview of the international design thinking today!

Here are the Universities that have participated in the Global Grand Show


Eindhoven University of Technology • ECAL (Lausanne)• Hong Kong PolyU (Hong Kong) • KAIST (Daejeon) • KMD Keio (Kanagawa) • MIT (Cambridge, MA) • National University Singapore (Singapore) • Pratt (New York)• Royal College of Art (London) • Tsinghua (Beijing)

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