Mirzam programme during Assembly

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Chocolate Factory Visit: Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum X Mirzam

25 October  19:00 - 21:00

For the first edition of the Mirzam Design Series, our chocolate makers have worked in collaboration with Emirati multimedia artist and photographer Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, to create a limited edition chocolate bar and wrapper for Dubai Design Week 2016. For this collaboration, Sheikha Wafa’s creativity has been taken beyond the studio, to create both a unique recipe and use it as the inspiration for developing the paper wrapper. The recipe created features toasted and lightly broken sesame seeds, then infused with orange oil, which have been presented in 65% single origin dark chocolate from Ghana. Watch these chocolate bars being made in our museum style Factory, and experience each step of the production process before each bar is wrapped by hand in Sheikha Wafa’s signature geometric mashrabiya style designs.


Mirzam: Monsters & Maps Collection

Opening Day: 23 October 10:00  - 19:00 

Dates: 24 - 29 October 10:00 – 19:00


In the days of maritime spice route, Arab traders sailed the Orient gathering cinnamon, nutmeg and other exotic goods to sell in European cities. On the voyages, the sailors fought off enormous birds of prey and deadly monsters of the deep to be able to collect the goods, or so they would have the buyers believe! The process of exploring this history to provide the inspiration for our the launch collection packaging designs, has resulted in a flamboyant series of illustrations, featuring celestial galaxy’s, historical monsters and maps. Visit the Factory in Alserkal Avenue to explore an exhibition of the journey we took of the design process, from function to form and beyond. Daily talks and tours – please check our website for times and registration.


Contemporary Handmade

Opening Day: 23 October 10:00  - 19:00 

Dates: 24 - 29 October 10:00 – 19:00

Mirzam will open their doors to the design community and general public, with an exhibit entitled Contemporary Handmade. More than simply a chocolate factory, Mirzam is a place to gather, share and be inspired. Designed to awaken all of your senses, Mirzam is the place to appreciate fine design and real chocolate.  If you love truly handmade chocolate, and beautifully hand crafted design, Mirzam is the place to visit during Dubai Design Week 2016. Envoy houses the best of contemporary European high design lighting and furniture to add radiance to any space. During Design Week, Envoy will present a curated exhibition, which includes hand blown glass lighting from Brokis, and exclusive furniture from Assemblyroom, Functionals and M114. In collaboration with Mirzam, Envoy will create an experience for design enthusiasts who appreciate the uniqueness of handcraftsmanship.