PROJECT: Healthcare

AstraZeneca Office, Nairobi

20 Sep , 2018  

For AstraZeneca’s Nairobi offices, designer Eryll J Sharma chose human cells, DNA and the letters ‘A’ & ‘Z’ from AstraZeneca as the main focus of inspiration. The fitout was executed by Stonehenge.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Zale Beach Club – Kempinksi Al Mouj, Muscat

19 Sep , 2018  

Designer, Sarah Hamid of HBA envisioned The Zale Beach Club at the Kempinksi Al Mouj to showcase an interior reminiscent of Zanzibari heritage and the Omani seafaring legacy. The fitout was by S&T and the project managed by WSP.

ARTICLE: Inside the Mind Of

Inside The Mind Of… Carol Finnie

18 Sep , 2018  

Carol Finnie exudes a vibrant energy and zest for life – she is a hotel designer who loves travel (she has lived and worked in nearly every continent), is a self-proclaimed petrol head who dune bashes in her free time, and was actually once in a rock band! Here is what we learned about her…

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PROJECT: Technology

GE Offices – Dubai Internet City

18 Sep , 2018  

GE’s offices in Dubai Internet City exude a somewhat futuristic vibe as you enter. The fitout was by ATS and the project management was undertaken by Turner & Townsend.

PROJECT: Apartment

Banyan Tree Residences – Show House, Dubai

16 Sep , 2018  

Sneha Divias Atelier styled the Banyan Tree residences – Show House and Sales Center, collaborating with UAE-based developer Sweid and Sweid. The interiors showcase the designer’s signature combination of sharp outlines with muted, soft tones.

PROJECT: Restaurant

VIT, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

13 Sep , 2018  

VIT, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a collaboration between LXA and HMS Host International, the design emulates a greenhouse-like, self-supporting structure with accent colours of leafy green and citrus yellow that play up the health and vitality angle.

PROJECT: Retail

Fashion Avenue Expansion – The Dubai Mall, Dubai

12 Sep , 2018  

The Fashion Avenue Expansion – The Dubai Mall was a collaboration between Emaar, DP Architects, WSP and Kinnersley Kent Design’s studios in Dubai and London. The interior design of this extension breathes understated glamour, featuring quality materials and refined details.

ARTICLE: Trends

State of the Industry – Plastics

11 Sep , 2018  

What’s the Contract Furniture Industry doing in the fight against Plastics? Read on to see how leading manufacturers are combating this menace

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PROJECT: Film/Media/Publishing

Edelman Office Redesign, Dubai

11 Sep , 2018  

Pallavi Dean Interiors handed over its second major Middle East office for global communications firm Edelman. Located in the ONE JLT building, the concept was to create Cultural Villages – separate ‘cities within a city’.

PROJECT: Villa

House Invermark, Cape Town

9 Sep , 2018  

Located in the leafy suburb of Higgovale, House Invermark, Cape Town was originally designed, in 1969, by respected South African architect Gilbert Colyn for himself. In 2013, architect Stefan Antoni, director at SAOTA, enhanced the overall composition to make it modern and contemporary.

PROJECT: Consulting/Business Services

Serviced Offices – One Business Centre, Dubai

6 Sep , 2018  

Innov8 Interiors took on the task of the entire design and build of the Serviced Offices – One Business Centre, Dubai. Natural red brick combined with warm timber, concrete flooring and exposed ceilings compliment the design intent.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Jones the Grocer, Shanghai

5 Sep , 2018  

Designed to be approachable, friendly and welcoming, the new Jones the Grocer, Shanghai opened its first outlet outside the region in China. Designed by LXA and contracted to Jingtai Group, the interiors deliver something contemporary and unique.

ARTICLE: Guest Writer

Cost Accountability in Design

4 Sep , 2018  

“Nothing comes for free. Everything has a price” – Designer Indu Varanasi comments on the lack of budgets in the interiors world, and its subsequent negative effects on design processes and results.

PROJECT: Bank/Financial/Investments

Agricultural Bank of China, Dubai

4 Sep , 2018  

An airy, green planet effect pervades the interiors of the Agricultural Bank of China, Dubai. Interior Designers, AK Design, in conjunction with contractors ATS and project managers, CBRE, have created spaces that are uncluttered and free-flowing.

PROJECT: Villa

Nomad House, Dubai

2 Sep , 2018  

Nomad House, a villa situated in the older residential area of Dubai, blends Canadian and Moroccan tribal influences into a stylish, contemporary family space. Designed by Brand Creative, the fit-out was executed by Newline Interiors.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Atmosfire Barbeque Pit, Dubai

30 Aug , 2018  

With Atmosfire Barbeque Pit, Dubai, 4Space Interior Design created a classic yet trending restaurant concept – a central open barbecue fire pit with six different grills from around the world. The interiors are retro and meld the broken and the dated with the uber new.

PROJECT: Hotel

Al Manara Luxury Collection Hotel, Aqaba

29 Aug , 2018  

The Al Manara Luxury Collection Hotel, Aqaba is nestled along the manmade Saraya Lagoon. MMAC Associates, the talent behind the interiors used a design process symbolic of layering in a painting with a strong emphasis on the stonework.

PROJECT: Packaging

Ispak Flexible Packaging Administrative Office, Izmit

28 Aug , 2018  

The vibrant headquarters of Ispak Flexible Packaging Administrative Office, Izmit, was undertaken by mimaristudio, The design focuses on employee comfort and embodies the innovative and colourful image of the firm.

ARTICLE: Inside the Mind Of

Inside The Mind Of… Karen Konsal

28 Aug , 2018  

Director at LXA, Karen Konsal worked in both the UK and US, but didn’t pursue a career in interior design till her move to Dubai. She tells us how she initially settled here for some extra sunshine, met her husband on her first design job, and stayed to become a formidable force in the regional interiors sector.

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PROJECT: Villa

Kloof Road House, Johannesburg

26 Aug , 2018  

Kloof Road House in Johannesburg is the latest addition to Nico van der Meulen Architects’ portfolio of work. Steel and glass are the prominent materials used in the house and have been uniquely integrated into the design.

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