Marina Petrovic


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Pininfarina makes its Middle Eastern debut

The legendary Italian design house, Pininfarina, debuts in the Middle East with the interior design of the Innovation Centre in the Sustainable City in Dubai. The first Pininfarina large-scale project in Dubai represents a modern application of social, economic and environmental sustainability developed … More

In pictures: Ever Life Design launches Dot collection

During the 2017 edition of ISH Frankfurt fair, Ever Life Design presented Dot, a new collection of bathroom accessories, which are based on the concept “design for all”. Created by Monica Graffeo, a collection is suitable to be used both in narrow spaces … More

Outdoor design: Kamelia Zaal on using desert plants for landscaping

designMENA speaks to landscape designer Kamelia Zaal and architect Tarik Zaharna about the latest trends in outdoor design and also explores different and more sustainable concepts, such as native landscaping. Government initiatives, such as the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda and Abu Dhabi’s … More

Stickman designs ‘Bedouin meets Bohemian’ hotel in Fujairah

The Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, developed by UAE-based Mina Al Fajer Real Estate, was first announced in 2010, and since then has had its opening date pushed back. Last year, it opted on the side of caution, aiming for an April 2017 opening. … More

Design Day Dubai: AHEC launches “Seed to Seat” project

Seven UAE-based designers have created wooden chairs made out of American hardwoods and, according to the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), for all the hardwood used to make these pieces, it will take only 3.3 seconds to be replaced in the US forest. … More

ISH Frankfurt 2017: New products from Grohe (video)

Grohe adds intelligence as the fourth element of the smart home Under the slogan “Water. Intelligence. Enjoyment”, Grohe introduced several concepts and products that improve well-being in the home as well as a smart home innovation system that protects the home from water … More

MMAC Design creates hotel inspired by folkloric story of Sinbad

Nestled between the Al Hajjar mountain range and the Gulf of Oman, the ancient Islamic port of Sohar is steeped in history and the interior design of the recently opened Mercure hotel relies on this rich heritage. Giving it a strong sense of … More

Design Days Dubai: Aljoud Lootah presents porcelain collection

Multi-disciplinary Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah returned to Design Days Dubai with her new Tebr collection of porcelain vases, tableware and table lamps adorned with decorative motifs in 14-karat gold, which are inspired by patterns carved on an old wooden door from the Palace … More

New launches at ISH Frankfurt 2017

Under the motto “Water. Energy. Life”, more than 2,460 exhibitors at this year’s ISH Frankfurt presented the latest bathroom products, building services, energy, air-conditioning and renewable energy technology. The ISH Water area, which comprised the “Bathroom Experience” and the “World of Installation Technology”, … More

Design Days Dubai: Father-son duo introduces Orbit collection

At the inaugural edition of Design Days Dubai in 2012, Nakkash Gallery was the only locally-based exhibitor and has returned every year since with collections from international designers. This year, the father-and-son founders Wajih and Omar Nakkash presented their own-designed first collection, featuring … More

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