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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Understanding Feng Shui with Valentina Cereda

23 Jul , 2018  

We talk to Valentina Cereda about her newfound passion for Feng Shui, what it’s all about, and how she plans on using it to improve your next home or office.

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Is It Time to Reinvent Five Star?

10 Apr , 2018  

In the first delivery of a series of design conversations, Marcos Cain questions the validity of the Five Star hospitality rating system and explores its relevance, especially within a local context.

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Lima, Dubai, by Michaelis Boyd Associates, Compass Project Management and A&T Group Interiors

ARTICLE: Trends

What’s Hot Right Now in Hospitality Design

13 Mar , 2018  

Zeitgeist, on trend, up to the minute, fashionable, hip, new. However you describe it, there are defining characteristics of any particular period and we wanted to know what’s happening currently in hospitality design.

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Lighting

ARTICLE: Trends

Bright Ideas: What Does the Lighting Industry Look Like Today?

20 Feb , 2018  

We asked prominent lighting industry leaders including Lasvit, OSRAM, No Grey Area (NGA) and GAJ for their take and insights on the progress of the industry.

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Retail Design

ARTICLE: Trends

Using UX to Design a Better Retail Experience

14 Nov , 2017  

While there are several areas of focus in the retail design space, we’ve taken a closer look at the more common and relatable themes that parallel UX methodologies to retail design.

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Workplace Typologies

10 Oct , 2017  

Primo Orpilla, co-founder of Studio O+A, was present at Worktech Dubai 2017 to share his thoughts and ideas on the latest trends and technologies gaining traction in the West Coast region.

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ARTICLE: Trends

Wellness & Biophilic Design

24 Sep , 2017  

This Worktech, experts tell us how to bring the outdoors inside the workspace, and how Wellbeing, Wellness & Biophilic Design is becoming a #1 priority.

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The Future of Workspaces

ARTICLE: Trends

The Future of Workspaces

19 Sep , 2017  

With Worktech Dubai 2017 just around the corner, we reach out to thought leaders and get their thoughts on what the future of workspaces will look like.

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ARTICLE: Trends

Insta-worthy Interior Design

7 Aug , 2017  

There is a highly influential class of clientele in town – the Social Media Aficionados: Instagrammers, Snapchatters, Facebookers and ready for action.

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An Insider’s Take on Workspace Trends in 2017

15 Jul , 2017  

We talk to leading designers to get their thoughts on what workspace trends are trending in the corporate domain this year.

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Healthcare Interior Design

ARTICLE: Trends

Designing to Heal – The Future of Healthcare Interior Design in the Middle East

19 Jun , 2017  

We talk to leading design firms, those specializing in the design of modern healthcare facilities, to understand the shifts in healthcare interior design.

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Interior Design Misconceptions Feature Image

ARTICLE: Trends

Five Misconceptions about Interior Design

17 May , 2017  

Clearing the air of some common misconceptions people have about interior design, and delivering the truth behind them, with inputs from seasoned designers.

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Intersect-by-Lexus-Dubai- Restaurant Design Blo

ARTICLE: Trends

Restaurant Design – Ingredients for the Perfect Dining Experience

9 Apr , 2017  

Decoding restaurant design. We take a look at how interior design enables restaurants to provide phenomenal and award-winning dining experiences.

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Start Up Workspace Interior Design

ARTICLE: Trends

Designing a Start-Up Workspace? Here’s what you should know

26 Mar , 2017  

Interior Design for Start-Up – How young firms can, and should, use interior design to create exciting workspaces that attract and retain talent.

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How is Technology affecting Design?

6 Mar , 2017  

It’s an exciting time to be alive! Technology is fast changing the way we live and work. Let’s take a look at how its affecting the Design industry.

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Blog - Current State of Design Industry - Design District UAE

ARTICLE: Trends

Current State of the Design Industry in the UAE

17 Feb , 2017  

‘Diverse, emerging, exciting,’ are just a few words used to describe the current state of the design industry in the UAE – Laila, Dan & Mariam

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Blog - Ergonomics - Steelcase Brody

ARTICLE: Trends

Can Ergonomics be Sexy?

16 Jan , 2017  

Whilst ergonomics at work is about movement while keeping health in mind, how about taking it to the next level by adding style into the equation?

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ARTICLE: Trends

Of Organic Staircases…

11 Dec , 2016  

Our breath was taken away with the fantastic detail and high level of craftsmanship of a tornado shaped, seemingly support-less staircase installed in a prominent business district tower and designed by architect Oded Halaf.

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Love That Design - The Smile

ARTICLE: Trends

Sustainable Smile

30 Nov , 2016  

This spectacular, curved, tubular timber structure measures 3.5m high, 4.5m wide and 34m long and is effectively a beam curving up at both ends. Showcasing the structural and spatial potential of cross-laminated American tulipwood and designed by Alison Brooks Architects the concept is the first ever ‘mega-tube’ made with construction-sized panels CLT. In a testament to sustainable design, ‘The Smile’ uses American Tulipwood in it’s CLT which is one of the most abundant American Hardwoods. As such natural forest growth replaces the tulipwood used to manufacture ‘The Smile’ in under five minutes!

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