Downtown Design 2019: Talks, Workshops, Industry Insights & more…

15 Oct , 2019  

Each year, we wait in anticipation for the prestigious talks schedule at Downtown Design. Last week, the list of speakers and topics for 2019 was finally unveiled, and it is amazing! We’re talking fashion celebs (think Christian Louboutin), local design heroes, and yours truly (Love That Design).

ARTICLE: In Review

In Review: Haworth Collection presents Brunner’s Ray

14 Oct , 2019   Video

Designers Yullianna Porter and Michal Hrabovsky from JLL and Massa respectively, review the Brunner Ray chairs, part of the Haworth Collection portfolio. And flying in from Germany to introduce this latest range by celebrity designers Jehs and Laub, was Elke Renk, Area Sales Manager at Brunner.

PROJECT: Corporate

Zurich Insurance Group Offices, Dubai

14 Oct , 2019  

The colour palette for the office mainly relies on the brand colour, thus adding an element of fun and vibrancy to the space, with Lego graphics spread throughout. For the flooring, hardwood and carpets were used while the meeting rooms are decked with glass partitions and acoustic paneling.

PROJECT: Residential

One Oak 5A2 Apartment, Beirut

13 Oct , 2019  

One Oak 5A2 residential project in the heart of downtown Beirut, is an eclectic mix of modern, industrial design with splashes of colour.


BeYou Boutique, Dubai

10 Oct , 2019  

BeYou is a multi-brand concept boutique and café designed by STUDIOVN in collaboration with Janat Office Fitout. The aim was to provide a platform for talented and new designers to showcase their work as well as serve gourmet coffee.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Drift Beach Club, Dubai

9 Oct , 2019  

To create a rustic, Dhow Racing inspired Beach Club which would reflect the essence & history of the UAE’s traditional sail boat, a symbol of the past and present. An interior & exterior Beach Club that is rustic, yet sophisticated and relaxed with a modern appeal.


Announcing, the Surge Sustainability Awards 2019

8 Oct , 2019  

Sustainability is the way forward. It’s what we need now, more than ever, to ensure a better tomorrow. Surge for Water, understanding the importance of this, seeks to shine a spotlight on the region’s most holistic projects by adding a new category to their annual event – the Surge Sustainability Awards 2019.

ARTICLE: In Review

In Review: Humanscale Monitor Arm

8 Oct , 2019   Video

We brought designers Laila Al-Yousuf from SAY Studio, and Gareth Cain from AAID to Humanscale’s offices in d3 to review their new range of monitor arms. With such a collective design experience between them, both Laila and Gareth had lots to say about the range and how it fits into today’s agile office.


Light Middle East Awards 2019: The Shortlist

8 Oct , 2019  

We are now a week away from Light Middle East and its glittering Awards night, which highlights the best from the regional lighting industry. Here are the projects and product nominations that made us ‘light up’…

PROJECT: Government/Semi-Government

Government Office, Dubai

8 Oct , 2019  

Design Worldwide Partnership (DWP) were appointed to redesign two floors of this private Government Office in Dubai in collaboration with Summertown Interiors. DWP worked on the project right from the concept stage through to detailed design including the fit-out and supervision of the project.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Avli by Tashas, Dubai

6 Oct , 2019  

Situated in DIFC, Avli by Tashas is dedicated to the arts which are a strong influence in Greek culture.


K-Spa, Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Dubai

3 Oct , 2019  

And Now… Concept Creation were awarded the task of creating a unique Korean Hybrid Spa/ Salon concept at the which was multi-functional, and would become a bench mark venue for the future of Wellness Facilities.


Hyatt Regency, Ethiopia

2 Oct , 2019  

Hyatt Regency in Ethiopia is a 5 star luxury hotel with modern amenities, contemporary design that includes elements of the location.

ARTICLE: In Review

In Review: Wilkhahn’s Timetable Lift

1 Oct , 2019   Video

Today, we can work from anywhere, as long as we have our mobile phones and portable devices. Leading German manufacturer Wilkhahn have designed a table that addresses the demands of the new agile workforce with their latest product, the Timetable Lift.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar, Abu Dhabi

1 Oct , 2019  

Si Ristorante is a modern Italian restaurant inspired by the setting of Ristorante Al Vagon of Venice. Designed by KCA International in collaboration with Depa Interiors, the 156-seat cover restaurant is modern yet attempts to embrace guests with its warmth of an ethnic restaurant.

PROJECT: Restaurant

White and the Bear, Dubai

29 Sep , 2019  

Designed by Sneha Divias Atelier, the interior of White & the Bear sets it apart from other child-centric spaces.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Todd English, Dubai

26 Sep , 2019  

Keeping their contemporary and modern vibe at the centre of the designing strategy, SuperFutureDesign collaborated with Arco Interiors to create a new branch for Todd English in Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue and added distinct design elements that sync exceptionally well with the unique cuisine formula.

PROJECT: Hospitality

Kava & Chai, DIFC

25 Sep , 2019  

This specialty coffee shop, located in Dubai International Financial Center was designed by 4space Interior Design in collaboration with PNMC Technical Services. Sporting an exquisite interior which is unusual, astounding, and in complete balance, it has a striking concept and strong character that provides depth to the design.


INDEX & WORKSPACE 2019 – A Round Up

24 Sep , 2019   Video

As the Middle East Design and Hospitality Fair comes to a close, we sift through our collective research over three intensive, design fuelled days, to bring you an overview of INDEX and Workspace 2019.

PROJECT: Government/Semi-Government

Private Government Offices, Abu Dhabi

24 Sep , 2019  

Design Worldwide Partnership (DWP) designed this modern office space in collaboration with Al Tayer Stocks in Abu Dhabi. dwp’s design for this particular workplace was tailored to create vision and transparency with design.


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