Aidan Imanova


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Top 10 finalists for Audi Innovation Award

Jordanian designer Sahar Madanat is the first place winner for the inaugural Audi Innovation Award for her dining set design that allows one-handed users to support cutting their food. The results were announced today at the 2017 Design Days Dubai. Second and third … More

Catboy and Lorra announced as quiz masters for designMENA Quiz Night event

Radio personality Catboy will host the first ever designMENA Quiz Night that will take place on May 1o 2017 at Industrial Avenue, The Westin hotel in Dubai. Catboy currently hosts the weekly Dubai Quiz event alongside partner Lorra, who will also join him … More

Dubai-based designers Draw Link Group to expand into Greece

Dubai-based architecture and design firm Draw Link Group has announced plans to expand into the European market with the launch of operations in Athens, Greece. The newly established Greece office is part of its expansion strategy with plans to pave way into new … More

Bluewaters project in Dubai is over 75 per cent complete

Developer Meraas has announced that construction at Bluewaters in Dubai is over 75 per cent complete, transitioning from structural work to facades. Facade work has undergone on all 10 apartment buildings and 17 townhouses, which offer panoramic views of The Palm, The Beach … More

Qatar has a more guided development plan than Dubai, says Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas spoke about OMA’s work in Qatar during his open air public lecture in Dubai last week, when the firm inaugurated its first building in the UAE. “Qatar is very different from Dubai in a sense that there is much less tolerance … More

Interior design and architect teams join designMENA Quiz Night

Interior design and architecture teams have signed up to take part in the inaugural designMENA Quiz Night, which doubles as a networking event as well as a chance to create some healthy competition in the industry. So far, AAID, House of Design by … More

UAE’s first Memorial Park features Idris Khan-designed aliminium memorial sculpture

The UAE’s first Memorial Park celebrating martyred soldiers has been unveiled in Abu Dhabi, with the overall design created by engineering firm AECOM. The Memorial Park is symbolically located between Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces. … More

In pictures: Images of I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art showcases complex geometries

New York-based photographer Yeugi ‘Jazzy’ Li has releases a series of images of I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art which opened in Doha, Qatar in 2008. The photographs depict the intricate geometry of the building’s architecture and interiors. The museum is situated on … More

Amina Al Rustamani named president of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, group CEO of TECOM Group has been appointed as president of the newly announced Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), the first design university in the Middle East region. The board of directors have also been announced, including … More

Design Days Dubai: Brodie Neill’s UAE debut combines digital fluidity and manufacturing

Australian-born designer Brodie Neill showcased limited edition works as well as production pieces at the Britain Takes Shape exhibition during Design Days Dubai. His most well-known E-turn limited edition piece was shown at the fair in a new mirror polished stainless steel version … More

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