A creative space to innovate, contemplate and understand all aspects of materials

  What is  

Colab is the first purpose-built material library in the UAE. We aim to elevate design across the region by offering a platform to showcase the latest materials and design trends from across the globe whilst highlighting excellence in regional design.


The venue serves as a gallery, events, activation space, and networking hub in its bid to bring the entire creative community together.


Want to know more? To find out more about Colab and how we can help you, contact us, or drop into our library.

Retail Unit 2, Building 1B

Dubai Design District

P.O.Box 212494

Dubai, UAE

T: +9714-5847275

E: info@colab.ae

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Soowon Chae combined Ochre, gelatin, glycerin, and water and developed a sustainable and biodegradable material 


A research project investigating the recovery of waste materials that are produced during steel manufacture