On occasion of Downtown Design Dubai, cc-tapis joins Iwan Maktabi at the Women in Design exhibition.



Throughout the month of November, the Iwan Maktabi Lab will honor women in design with an exhibition showcasing a curated selection of cc-tapis collections by some of the world’s most avant-garde designers.

Women who are shaping the world of interiors by merging traditional craftsmanship and cultural production techniques with contemporary ideas.



Patricia Urquiola, Mae Engelgeer, Faye Toogood, Sabine Marcelis, Cristina Celestino and Bethan Laura Wood’s latest works designed for cc-tapis will be on display throughout the month of November, allowing guests from all over the world to see, touch, and experience each piece. 

Alongside cc-tapis’ collections, a conversation about research and ideas, between designers Bethan Laura Wood, Nadine Kanso and Rumi Dalle moderated by Alya AlShaibani, Manager of the Women’s Pavilion and Country Manager at Expo 2020 Dubai.




Hj. Hussein Maktabi, patriarch of the Maktabi family in Lebanon, immigrated from Isphahan to Beirut in 1926. Like his father before him, his passion was collecting fine oriental carpets. His arrival in Lebanon represented a new source of knowledge and expertise about this treasured art form. Since that time, Hj. Hussein and his sons have undoubtedly become premier purveyors of antique and decorative carpets in the Middle East.

They spread their services from Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to the Gulf area and from Zurich in Switzerland to the rest of Europe.  With the support of his father Abbas Maktabi, Mohamed Maktabi opened Iwan Maktabi Gallery in 1995. Iwan Maktabi proved to be the go-to address for rare carpets and textile art in the region. Based on three generations of expertise, and a rich family private collection of collectible carpets, Iwan Maktabi added to the depth of people’s appreciation for carpets in Lebanon and the region.



Women in Design
07.11.2021 – 30.11.2021
10 AM – 7 PM

Alserkal Avenue
Warehouse 32

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