Dubai Design District

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts set to officially open its first permanent campus in the Middle East at Dubai Design District

26 March 2024
Press Release


Encouraged by the success of its traveling school sessions organized in 2017 and 2019 in the Middle East, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts is set to officially inaugurate its first Middle East campus this April in strategic partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), a global creative ecosystem part of TECOM Group PJSC.

Curated by the world-renowned designer, interior architect, and scenographer Constance Guisset, the new site of L’ÉCOLE (in building 10 at d3) will commence its program of courses for jewelry enthusiasts and novices starting this April. Focused on the history of jewelry, the world of gemstones, and the craftsmanship of jewelry-making techniques, these classes are hands-on and led by passionate art historians, gemologists, jewelers, and artisans. In addition to its courses, L’ÉCOLE offers various activities to acquaint the public with all facets of jewelry culture, including exhibitions, books, children’s workshops, videos, podcasts, and in-person and online discussions.

The highly anticipated Course and Workshop Registration is officially LIVE! Get ready to ignite your passion for learning and creativity. Elevate your skills, enrich your knowledge, and embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery. Visit L’ÉCOLE Middle East’s website now for more details

“We are thrilled to see the new permanent campus of L'ÉCOLE opening in such a vibrant neighborhood in Dubai. Everything was made to create a welcoming space for visitors to discover the world of jewelry through our diverse activities, from courses and talks to exhibitions and children’s workshops.” Lise Macdonald, President of L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

"L’ÉCOLE Middle East is a new adventure full of surprises. It will intertwine its French roots with the Middle Eastern cultural landscape. Our program of activities, from courses to talks and exhibitions, will give many opportunities for cross-cultural exchanges in a region where everything is possible. This venture highlights our dedication to education and generosity empowerment. Proceeds from our courses and talks will be donated to charity to support education for youth, emphasizing our commitment to enriching lives and nurturing a community of learning and giving." Sophie Claudel, Director of L'ÉCOLE Middle East 

“Nurturing skills across the diverse creative fields and fostering an engaged, collaborative community are the bedrock of a dynamic, resilient creative economy,” said Khadija Al Bastaki, Senior Vice President of Dubai Design District (d3) – part of TECOM Group. “Institutions like L’ÉCOLE combine those pillars into one, offering enthusiasts an opportunity to express themselves creatively while empowering others to learn new skills under expert guidance. Its campus in our global community will raise the level of discourse around diverse design disciplines and, through its programme and exhibitions, inspire new waves of artists, designers, innovators and entrepreneurs, emphasizing Dubai’s status as a leading creative capital.”