Qatar Museum’s new M7 to boost local fashion and design industry – Doha News


The 29,000 square meter facility will serve as a catalyst for the creativity of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Qatar’s fashion and design industry is set to flourish with the latest opening in the country of a five-story facility dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Established under the leadership of Qatar Museums President Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, M7 aims to enable all designers to explore, develop and successfully collaborate with companies to improve growing creative minds of the country.

With the opening on November 5, the building is expected to serve as a catalyst for community creativity.

“At M7, we are committed to empowering designers and creatives to explore, collaborate and develop successful businesses,” said Maha al-Sulaiti, Director of M7.

“Through comprehensive programs, M7 provides aspiring creative entrepreneurs with the skills and know-how to achieve their business ambitions. It is indeed an exciting and inspiring time for Qatari designers and M7 is honored to support and nurture the local creative ecosystem.

The state-of-the-art 29,000m² facility in downtown Msheireb will provide all the tools and expertise designers need to turn their concepts into reality before they are brought to market – meeting the ever-changing demands of the industry of the country’s fashion.

Stunning design

M7’s interior spaces, designed by John McAslan + Partners, are uniquely organized around a skylight-lit atrium, in which light filters through a patterned screen inspired by traditional Qatari architecture.

The building will host world-class exhibitions, educational programs and public debates for all those who wish to explore their creativity and artistic visions.

“Because Qatar’s future depends on cultivating the creative potential of all of its citizens, Qatar Museums has developed M7 to raise awareness of the vast influence of fashion and design as an industry and to provide much needed support. to Qatar’s booming creative sector. , from design to production line, ”Sheikha Al Mayassa said in a statement.

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A plethora of offerings will also be available through its resident partners as part of QM’s efforts to help build a strong creative ecosystem in Qatar.

Workshops and training opportunities will also be offered in the establishment, in addition to incubation spaces such as a public café on the ground floor, a concept store, a co-working space, a multimedia gallery. and two exhibition galleries of around 900 m² each, QM mentioned.

To top it off, Christian Dior Designer of Dreams is slated to be the inaugural exhibit and will open on November 6 as part of the annual Qatar Creates cultural initiative.

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The exhibition is dedicated to showcasing Dior’s unique heritage and will be open to the public on M7 until March 30, 2022.

To provide a unique and unique experience, the exhibition has been tailored specifically for Qatar, with a collection from the private collection belonging to Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.

“There couldn’t be a better time to open M7 and present Christian Dior Designer of Dreams, its first major exhibition, as Qatar Creates begins its celebration of fashion and design,” added Sheikha Al Mayassa.

“We have the opportunity to introduce our young and emerging designers to some of the best professionals in the industry who will be in Doha to share their contributions and find out the best that Qatar has to offer.”

In collaboration with renowned partners, M7 will also host masterclasses by industry leaders, skills development workshops, one-on-one mentoring and school programs.


Joseph E. Golightly