This year, Products of Design was invited to participate in the Global Grad Show—one of the highlights of Dubai Design Week. The brainchild of writer, curator, and designer Brendan McGetrick, over 200 projects were chosen for of the exhibition, coming from 91 design schools from around the world. 6 SVA projects (and their student creators!) flew to Dubai, accompanied by department chair Allan Chochinov, to exhibit work that spoke to the three themes of the event: Empower, Connect, and Sustain.
During the week-long event, Products of Design students got to meet colleagues, faculty advisors, and exhibition jurors, where Berk Ilhan’s Smile Mirror was selected as one of The Top 10 projects in the entire exhibition. Here are the people and the projects selected.
The students also got to visit many areas in and around Dubai, enjoying their stay immensely. The exhibition garnered lots of exposure, including this article on Coolhunting (featuring Roya Ramizani’s Exponent Keyboard), and Architectural Digest (which featured the Smile Mirror). You can also find many more images on Twitter @globalgradshow. Check out a few snapshots below!
And finally, a bonus track made by Berk!