ARTICLE: Inside the Mind Of
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…
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.