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In pictures: The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah designed by Piero Lissoni

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah has recently opened its doors within the Al Zorah master development, which has been planned by Solidere International and is a joint venture with the Government of Ajman. Across one million square metres of rich wetland, Al … More

Patrick Bean, design director at Lacasa on defining hotel experience

Whether or not we want to accept it, interior design is becoming a fashion industry. Gone are the days when everybody expected a hotel to have a 10-15 years lifespan, and the refurbishment market in the region is now flourishing because everyone is … More

CID Awards 2017: Anarchitect wins best outdoor design awards for El Chiringuito Ibiza.Dubai

Interior architect and founder of Dubai-based studio Anarchitect, Jonathan Ashmore, picked up the award in Best Outdoor Design category, which was reintroduced this year, for his work on El Chiringuito Ibiza.Dubai. Anarchitect’s focus was to create a space that felt like the Mediterranean … More

CID Awards 2017: Paul Bishop wins best bar & club award for BOA lounge in Dubai

The winner of this year’s Bars & Clubs award, BOA Lounge & Club, designed by Bishop Design, was hailed for its extravagance. Located on the rooftop of The W Hotel, Al Habtoor City, the judges described the night club as “theatrical, glamourous and … More

CID Awards 2017: Shyju Sukumaran wins Behind the Scenes award

The winner of this year’s Behind the Scenes award, Shyju Sukumaran from Lulie Fisher Design Studio was singled out by the judges for starting off as a CAD engineer and working his way up to lead the entire team. Described as a ‘true … More

CID Awards 2017: Lulie Fisher Design Studio wins Best Interior Design Concept of the Year award

Lulie Fisher Design Studio has won the Best Interior Design Concept of the Year award for its work on Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi. Fisher and her team repurposed the existing gallery spaces and sales centre into a social, cultural and educational … More

CID Awards 2017: Sneha Divias wins Interior Designer of the Year award

Dubai-based interior designer Sneha Divias was voted 2017 Interior Designer of the Year, competing against top seven designers in the region who made the cut for this year’s CID Awards. Born and raised in Portugal, Divias holds a Master Degree in architecture from … More

CID Awards 2017: LW Design wins Interior Design Firm of the Year award

LW Design team picked up this year’s award for the Interior Design Firm of the Year, having previously won this prestigious accolade in 2012 and 2014. With offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo and London, the design company employs more than 140 … More

Yachar Bouhaya and Sophia Sebti combine wood, stone, and greenery to create Zen-inspired interiors for Lily’s Cuisine in Casablanca

Facing the Atlantic Ocean, the restaurant formerly known as La Mer was regarded as a gastronomic institution in Casablanca. Moroccan-based architect and interior designer, Yachar Bouhaya, has teamed up with Sophia Sebti Architects to convert the iconic outlet into a high-end Asian restaurant, … More

Are we trying too hard to dazzle Millenials?

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, Millennial travellers are fundamentally influencing hospitality interiors and pushing the boundaries of what a typical guest experience should feel like. With picture-perfect travel as a brief, interior designers are now challenged to create spaces that … More

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