PROJECT: Education

Sheraa Entrepreneurship Hub, University of Sharjah

31 Jan , 2019  

Designed by Roar (Pallavi Dean Interiors), with fitout by Optimize LLC, the second installment of the Sheraa Entrepreneurship Hub once again bridges the gap between academia and the business world.

PROJECT: Hotel

Al Bait Hotel, Sharjah

29 Jan , 2019  

Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) was tasked with the redevelopment of five historical buildings in Sharjah, with the aim of respecting the heritage area and surrounding structures, while maintaining the traditional, urban fabric of old Sharjah city.

ARTICLE: In Review

In Review… Technogym’s Kinesis Personal

29 Jan , 2019  

As a departure from our normal product review routine, we teamed up with the brains and brawns behind Technogym, to review the innovative Kinesis Personal with designers Ellen Søhoel and Julijana Mitic, both ‘heavyweights’ in their field.

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PROJECT: Manufacturing

Aksa Acrylic Headquarters, Turkey

29 Jan , 2019  

Located in the business district of Yalova, Turkey, the Aksa Acrylic headquarters sport a unique, green certified building with interiors conceptualised and designed by Escape From Sofa, and contracting work by Akgirişim Contracting Consulting & Environmental Technologies Inc.

PROJECT: Residential

Residential Apartment in Acharfieh, Beirut

27 Jan , 2019  

This residential apartment in Acharfieh, Beirut, was crafted to fit the tastes and comfort of its owners. Designed by Ramy Boutros, the interiors of the apartment are modern with warm greys and neutral tones creating the base palette.

PROJECT: Government/Semi-Government

DEWA Auditorium, Dubai

24 Jan , 2019  

Designed by IRD Design with fitout works executed by Ghantoot Group, the balcony levels of the auditorium were modified with beam clearances; where concrete structures were changed to steel structures to ensure sight lines were maintained.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Quartier Chic, Beirut

23 Jan , 2019  

Designed by Gatserelia Design, the restaurant is located in a main locale of Beirut, which is a hub for prêt-à-porter boutiques and renowned eateries, making it the perfect place for Quartier Chic. The interiors of the restaurant exude a playful ambience with a feminine touch.

PROJECT: Consulting/Business Services

TECOM, Dubai Knowledge Park Management Office

22 Jan , 2019  

When TECOM decided to renovate their Management offices in Dubai Knowledge Park, Swiss Bureau Interior Design were commissioned to design a contemporary office that was reflective of the future vision of the TECOM group.

PROJECT: Residential

Nurol Life, Istanbul

20 Jan , 2019  

Designed by Escape From Sofa, the interiors of this residence in Istanbul take a modern approach to a vintage theme. The spaces are styled in neutral colours, along with biophilic elements, enhancing the overall aesthetics.

ARTICLE: Inside the Mind Of

Inside The Mind Of… Rabih Geha

19 Jan , 2019  

We got up close and personal with Beirut-based designer/architect, Rabih Geha, at Dubai Design Week and caught a glimpse inside his unique, storytelling mind.

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ARTICLE: Now On

Kaprel Now On Love That Design

17 Jan , 2019  

We are proud to welcome on board, our very first UAE-based company, Kaprel, that offers truly global standards in partition systems to the region and beyond.

PROJECT: Barber Shop

The Refinery, Nairobi

16 Jan , 2019  

The concept behind Refinery was to create a one of a kind, men’s grooming salon – a first for the region. Designed by Studio EM with the fitout executed by Stonehenge, the aim was to create a retro barbershop that offered all the pampering elements amidst a cosy albeit masculine space.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Two at Symphony, Dubai Mall

16 Jan , 2019  

Two at Symphony is the F&B extension of luxury fashion boutique, Symphony, created by two Emirati sisters, transitioning spatially from a boutique store to a casual yet contemporary cafe.

ARTICLE: In Review

In Review… Wilkhahn’s AT chair

15 Jan , 2019  

Designers Hilda Impey and Shawna Mcfee spent an afternoon with us at the Wilkhahn showroom, exploring and understanding the workings of AT, their latest task chair. And we were lucky enough to have AT designer Aiko Telgen on Skype, who took us through the chair’s inspirational, developmental journey.

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PROJECT: Technology

Holcom Headquarter, Beirut

15 Jan , 2019  

The Holcom Headquarters project brings together two brands belonging to the Lombardini22 Group: L22, in charge of the architectural design and art direction, and DEGW, a leader in the workplace sector with consultancy and design services.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Pierre’s Bistro & Bar, Dubai Festival City, Dubai

13 Jan , 2019  

When Kristina Zanic Consultants were briefed with the design concept for Pierre’s Bar and Bistro, it was to create a dining experience that would be casual yet classy, with hints of of tropical features.

PROJECT: Residential

Kemer Country, Istanbul

10 Jan , 2019  

Designed by Escape from Sofa, the interiors of this home in Istanbul are nothing short of stunning with great attention given to detail.

PROJECT: Restaurant

Hardee’s, Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue

9 Jan , 2019  

H2R Design was tasked to create the interiors of Hardee’s restaurant in The Dubai Mall’s new Fashion Avenue extension. The goal was to create an elevated, modern and versatile setting that would attract a wide demographic of diners.

PROJECT: Bank/Financial/Investments

DBS Bank, DIFC, Dubai

8 Jan , 2019  

The first Singapore based bank to open its offices in DIFC, DBS Bank was designed by KPS with the fitout also spearheaded by KPS.

ARTICLE: In Conversation With

In Conversation With…. Keiji Takeuchi

6 Jan , 2019  

Keiji Takeuchi is a designer who derives his inspiration from purpose. We had the chance to talk to this unique global design talent at the Herman Miller offices in Dubai, where he walked us through his thought process, and how simplicity defines his style.

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