Nominations have opened for the third Italian Way Product Design Award and there is a prize of $5,000 (AED18,000) for the winner.
The homegrown product designer competition challenges locally-based designers to create an original piece of furniture taking cues from Italian design.
Entrants will need to design something for a rooftop hospitality setting.
The winner will receive money for the first time, and the chance to collaborate with composite materials company Wood-Skin, which is based in Milan, Italy.
The competition is open to designers who live in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan and Lebanon.
A winner will be announced at an invitation-only awards party at Molecule in Dubai Design District on 12 November.
More details on how to enter the competition can be found here.