As we close yet another year…

25 Dec , 2018  

As Love That Design completes its second year, we take a moment to reflect on our achievements, struggles, highs and lows. And vote our favourite projects! (One for each month of 2018).

PROJECT: Restaurant

Loca Restaurant & Bar, Abu Dhabi

23 Dec , 2018  

Their tagline, ‘Are you Loca?’ begs the question, Wouldn’t you be ‘loca’ to not like these interiors?

PROJECT: Aviation/Travel

Expedia Group Office, Dubai

20 Dec , 2018  

Designed by Scott Brownrigg and developed by KPS, the interiors of the Expedia Group Office in Dubai are steeped in Arabian cultural references.


The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

19 Dec , 2018  

Inspired by a travellers’ journey through the desert, Kristina Zanic Consultants chose to base the refurbishment design theme for this project around the Arabian culture, but with a touch of luxury.

PROJECT: Real Estate

IMKAN Properties Head Office, Abu Dhabi

18 Dec , 2018  

Designed by ATS in collaboration with Bluehaus Group, the IMKAN headquarters in Abu Dhabi portray an urban industrial landscape, whilst simultaneously retaining existing elements in the same visual vein.

ARTICLE: Biophilic Hub

Happy By Design

18 Dec , 2018  

Is it possible to design a space that genuinely fosters productivity and wellbeing? Research indicates that it certainly is. We look at how biophilic design in the workplace can create a happier and more productive environment.


St. Tropez, France

16 Dec , 2018  

Overlooking the beach of Plage de Pampelonne, this residence is a modern interpretation of St Tropez living, and SAOTA collaborated with Libre Architecture Concept for the design and construction.

PROJECT: Entertainment/Event Management

VOX Cinema, City Centre Mirdiff

13 Dec , 2018  

The first-of-its-kind in the Middle East, IMAX Sapphire by VOX Cinema is an immersive viewing experience with spacious VIP seats. Fitted out by ATS, the cinema interiors appear dipped in a blue hue, through lighting and leather seats in the same colour palette.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Tero, Brussels

12 Dec , 2018  

Inspired by seasons and earthly elements, Creneau International designed and built the Tero restaurant in Brussels. The four seasons are entwined around a central column that houses a wine cellar, and as guests walk past the structure of slats, the imagery on them changes to reflect the various seasons.

ARTICLE: In Review

In Review… Orangebox’s Eva

11 Dec , 2018  

David Lessard and Valentina Cereda joined us for an interesting afternoon at the Orangebox Smartworking Showroom in d3. The star of the gathering was Orangebox’s very light, nimble and intuitive task chair, Eva, and by the end of our review session, both designers became fans of this sleek, sustainable package.

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel Refurbishment

11 Dec , 2018  

Jumeirah Beach Hotel reopened its doors with a new look and stunning design. Khansaheb Interiors, along with Engineer’s Office, refurbished the space to reflect an aquatic theme.


Colebrook Bosson Saunders Now On Love That Design

9 Dec , 2018  

Colebrook Bosson Saunders (CBS), a UK based designer, manufacturer, and distributor of award winning ergonomic products for technology, has teamed up with Love That Design. And we couldn’t be more proud!

PROJECT: Retail Store/Shop

Virgin Megastore, Flagship Store, Dubai Mall

7 Dec , 2018  

Schwitzke & Partner re-designed the Flagship outlet of Virgin Megastore at The Dubai Mall in collaboration with Fine Edge Decor. The store design emphasizes the diversity of products as each department is characterized with individual materials and architectural elements.

ARTICLE: Competitions, Events

The Results are in! Check out who won at Surge 2018…

6 Dec , 2018  

After a tough bidding war on, and much deliberation by the judges, the numbers were finally announced at Surge’s Design, Dine, Make a Difference Gala last night.

PROJECT: Residential

FutureHAUS Dubai – Winner of the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018

5 Dec , 2018  

The FutureHAUS Dubai is a housing research prototype developed for the Solar Decathlon Middle East Competition hosted by DEWA. The innovative home won first place overall in DEWA’s solar Decathlon Middle East Competition including first place in the subcontest for Best Architecture.

PROJECT: Restaurant

24TH St. Asian Street Food, Dusit Thani, Dubai

5 Dec , 2018  

Designed by Creneau International in collaboration with Bond Interiors, 24TH St. is an Asian eatery inspired by traditional Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Indian street food culture.

ARTICLE: In Conversation With

In Conversation With… Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub

4 Dec , 2018  

Designer duo Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub have been sought after by world-renowned brands, from Mercedes-Benz to Fritz-Hansen. We caught up with them in Cologne at Orgatec 2018 to chat about their initial years, design styles, influences and inspirations.

PROJECT: Film/Media/Publishing

Publicis Media, Internet City, Dubai

4 Dec , 2018  

Designed by Allen Architecture Interiors Design (AAID), the Publicis Media offices have an open plan concept with a free flowing layout.


Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel, Morocco

2 Dec , 2018  

Located in the district of Malabata baie, Casablanca, this hotel offers beautiful panoramic views of the Mediterranean on one side, and the Acharf neighbourhood on the other, which is reminiscent of a traditional Moroccan village.

PROJECT: Lifestyle

The Nail Spa, Motor City

29 Nov , 2018  

Designed by Bishop Designs in collaboration with Compass Project Management and GDM Interiors, the common elements in all locations and interiors are brand colours, ambience and subtle 3D wall panelling.


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