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Bottega Veneta organizes a cultural exchange with The Square Dubai

The Italian luxury brand traveled to Dubai for three nights full of food, poetry, storytelling and more.

The Italian luxury brand traveled to Dubai for three nights full of food, poetry, storytelling and more.

Under the new creative direction of Mathieu Blazy, Bottega Veneta traveled to Dubai for a three-night event dubbed ‘The Square Dubai’. Inspired by the Arabic term ‘majlis’ – meaning gathering and togetherness – the multi-day event featured poetry, storytelling, cooking, music and more.

Designed by Lebanese architect and musician Carl Gerges, the event space sported Bottega Veneta’s signature green hue in the form of lush seating and minimal decor. From April 12-14, personalities such as Shaima Al Tamimi (Yemeni visual storyteller from East Africa), Asma Al Badawi (Sudanese-British spoken word poet), ‘Mustafa the Poet’ (poet and songwriter Canadian) and Samer Doumet (Lebanese singer, songwriter and music publisher) offered his talents and cultural experiences within the context of Bottega Veneta’s rich heritage.

    Asma Elbadawi
    Carl Gerges

Unlike a merchandise-focused pop-up space, The Square Dubai offers an engaging dialogue about the intersection of arts, fashion, music and global communities. Now, Bottega Veneta plans to continue The Square series with cultural exchanges that will take place in Tokyo, Shanghai and Sao Paulo.

    Samer Doumet
    Mustafa the poet
    Shaima Al Tamimi

Credits: Images courtesy of Bottega Veneta.

Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes