Marina Petrovic


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Farewell letter from the editor: CID is more than the sum of its parts

It is with some sadness that I write these lines as it is the last CID editor’s letter that I shall pen. As many of you know, I am leaving for a fresh challenge after a thoroughly enjoyable period editing Commercial Interior Design … More

Surge for Water: UAE’s interior designers unite to tackle water crisis

Unified under a concept of ‘Reimagine Lighting’, 11 UAE-based interior design houses will reveal their bespoke, sustainable creations in support of Surge for Water, a global non-profit organisation fighting for access to clean water across three continents and 11 countries. Surge has challenged … More

Last chance to take our design copyright protection survey

Welcome to our survey on design copyright protection. It will take just 5-10 minutes to complete and will allow us to gauge the opinions and experience of the region’s design community on the issue of the infringement of intellectual property rights and design … More

Video: 10 questions for the team behind Pallavi Dean Interiors

designMENA meets the team behind Pallavi Dean Interiors. Delivering designs across commercial, residential, hospitality and public sectors, the small but efficient team led by Pallavi Dean, Christina Morgan and Agatha Kurzela, recently picked up the prize for Interior Boutique Design Firm of the Year … More

#RisingStars: Meet Dilara Ajun of ATI Consultants Architect Engineers

Turkish-born interior designer Dilara Ajun may be considered as a young designer due to her age, but as the head of the interior design department at Dubai-based ATI Consultants Architect Engineers, she has already managed to build an impressive portfolio of completed projects. … More

Jeremy Bull creates sea-inspired interiors for Sean Connolly restaurant at Dubai Opera

After an inaugural season with limited F&B options, the Dubai Opera now has a restaurant befitting of its prestigious setting, helmed by Yorkshire-born, Australia-based chef Sean Connolly. Located on the top floor of the iconic dhow-shaped opera house, an open-plan style restaurant features … More

#RisingStars: Meet Nikita Chellani from Draw Link Group

Nikita Chellani currently works as a junior interior designer at the Draw Link Group’s Dubai office. Her first experience with the world of design was an internship at WA International in the summer of 2009 while still in high school. “At the age … More

Case study: Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Dubai designed by WA International

Commercial Interior Design exclusively previews Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Business Bay. The hotel boasts 298 guestrooms, including 65 suites each with Burj Khalifa or Dubai Water Canal views. The design, led by Dubai-based interior design firm WA International, entices with its modern, but distinctly local interiors … More

#RisingStars: Meet Adriana Graur from Perkins+Will

Without creativity, we would have nothing today, firmly believes Adriana Graur, a talented young designer, currently working her way up at Perkins+Will Dubai office. Graur was highly commended by the judging panel at the 2017 CID Awards for her positive approach. “Creative people … More

#RisingStars: Meet Gillian Blair from Godwin Austen Johnson

“The best advice I have been given in my career is to be inspired by a concept, and use the interior to tell the story; to look for inspiration not in existing interiors, but in moments and experiences,” says Gillian Blair, a Scottish-born … More

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