Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!

It’s the last day of 2019. And what a year it’s been! We changed our logo, introduced video content, travelled across continents in search of new design trends, and launched .STUDIO, a pro software for the industry. Read more about it here.

Before we step into 2020, we look back at the projects that had us truly inspired, and clearly our audiences as well, looking at spike in traffic on our site.

Here are the top projects and stories of 2019…

Top 5 Stories

WILD: Design Meets Design Showcase

The latest WILD event, the Design Meets Design Showcase, was about diversity. With speakers from all walks and spheres of life sharing their thoughts on inclusivity, empowerment and design, we all left feeling that much stronger, and daring to be wild…

LTD Talks: How Agile is My Workplace?

Love That Design hosted an industry roundtable at the Cosentino showroom in Dubai’s Design District, inviting local and international experts from the A+D sector. The topic of discussion was  the latest shift in workplaces from traditional, fixed desk layouts, to more fluid, mobile and agile offices, and whether or not this style of working actually ‘works’ for everyone.

NeoCon 2019: Trend Spotting

Chicago’s historical Merchandise Mart, the stately, 25-floor, art deco structure in the heart of downtown, has played host to NeoCon every June since 1969. This year, 500 companies showcased thousands of products to celebrate NeoCon’s 51st year.

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019

The entire design world from the far reaches of the globe stands in unison when it comes to partaking in this international design fair. For the 2019 edition, our team headed straight to the heart of the action in Milan, ready to be inspired and have our minds blown away…

Interior Design 101!

The OFIS Design Octagon was where we witnessed the thrill, adrenaline, stress and competitive streak of design students from various institutions collaborating with major design firms to create the ultimate modern office and win the coveted prize.

Top 10 Projects

Casamia Showroom, Dubai

The one-stop shop is made up of two floors with partitioned zones or room sets with distinct design styles, including a spa, hammam, barber’s shop and even a massage parlour.

One Oak 5A2 Apartment, Beirut

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

Akira Back Restaurant, Dubai

Situated on the fifth floor of the W Hotel, Akira Back Restaurant offers panoramic views of the sea.

Yemeksepeti Park Headquarters, Istanbul

Located in Istanbul’s business district of Levent, Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects collaborated with SPM Project Management to build this five storey high headquarter, where each floor has a colour theme based on the company logo.

Wavehouse, Dubai

Bishop Design were commissioned the Wavehouse, an entertainment hub in the Atlantis The Palm hotel, that catered specifically to families. The brief was to create a venue where a collection of spaces would seamlessly connect into each other, and offer a mix of dining and entertainment.

Al Shindagha Museum, Dubai

Located within the ever evolving Shindagha District, this new addition to Dubai’s renowned Cultural Quarter, designed by GSM Project, gives visitors valuable insight into Emirati culture, social rituals and heritage.

Axiom Headquarters, Dubai Silicon Oasis

Designed and executed by MMA, with contracting work by China Railway 18th Bureau Group, the main design directive for Axiom Telecom offices in Dubai Silicon Oasis was to create an iconic headquarter that represented the brand’s identity. And this has been achieved with remarkable finesse.

Qahwet Murjan, La Mer

Designed by Blue Camel, Qahwet Murjan at La Mer, is the perfect place for reviving the artistic soul.

Fine Hygienic Holding, Dubai

Designed by VS Design Studio, the Fine Hygienic Holding office refurbishment concept was based on the need to motivate employees through an innovation driven space, that addressed the well being of its people.

Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası New Headquarters, Istanbul

Located in the Ümraniye of Istanbul, this thirty-three storey headquarter building was designed by AS/OS Architecture and Design Management, with contracting work by Oğuz Bayazıt Architecture.

With preparations in full swing for Expo 2020, we cannot wait to unearth the design delights that are sure to emerge from the various pavillions. And as usual, for 2020, we promise to bring you more design inspiration than you can shake a stick at!

Here’s to a fabulous year ahead!

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Date added:

29 December, 2019

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