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Light artist Nathaniel Rackowe’s exhibition is inspired by the gritty urban landscape of Beirut

Letitia Art Gallery’s new solo exhibition by British light artist Nathaniel Rackowe takes the city of Beirut as a point of departure in order to investigate the ever-changing nature of cites, and their continual destruction and renewal. Titled The Shape of a City, … More

Omar Nakkash’s new design studio strives to create concept-rich experiential spaces

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is not just an idiom in the case of Omar Nakkash. He is the son of Wajih Nakkash, a formidable name in the regional design industry, who started the eponymously named Nakkash Gallery to sell … More

HBA Dubai’s Zabeel House Mini is a fusion of edgy urban design and local context

HBA Dubai-designed Zabeel House Mini in the city’s Al Seef cultural district puts a new spin on city-centered boutique hotels. David T’Kint, partner at well-known interior architecture firm HBA Dubai says that the objective is to tell compelling stories through its design. The … More

Frank McGoldrick to spearhead Aedas’ Middle East and Europe operations

Aedas has announced that its global design principal, Frank McGoldrick, will lead the renowned architecture firm’s operations in the Middle East and Europe with immediate effect. Bringing with him over 29 years of experience, McGoldrick is a registered architect in the UK and … More

C’est ici, a boutique interior design and décor firm launches in Dubai

Boutique interior design and décor firm, C’est ici, founded by designers Tatiana Jaramillo and Monica Durou has just started to expand into the commercial interior space. They believe that there are great opportunities and demand for the firm’s services within this sector. “We believe … More

Designers need to innovate rather than stick to a signature style, says Pia Sen of LW Design

Having lived in Dubai for the past 30 years, with a two-year stint in London along the way, Pia Sen, 58, is a well-known personality in the regional industry. Since 2001, Sen has worked as an associate at LW Design, which won the … More

Fit-out brings a challenging paradigm to interior design

Construction activities in the GCC seem to have gained momentum this year with several new retail, hospitality and leisure properties having been launched recently. In addition to a host of luxury hotel projects, there has also been an increase in the mid-segment hotels, … More

Video: Tim Martin of Perkins+Will discusses the versatile and social nature of airport passenger terminal design

In a video interview with designMENA, Tim Martin, director of aviation and transport at Perkins+Will architecture firm talks about the intuitive and adaptable facets of airport interior design. Martin opines that airports are multi-faceted places, where passengers want to have a hassle free … More

SVENM wins competition to redesign Al Ghurair University in Dubai

SVENM Architecture and Design, a consultancy specialising in architectural concepts, design detailing and build, has won the competition to re-design and provide full retrofit services for Dubai’s Al Ghurair University in Academic City. The design practice was selected by the university’s board on … More

Design firm Unit thirty6 launches in Abu Dhabi to offer an entire gamut of interior design services

Interior designers Reem Abou Khalil (right) and Ornella Khattar (left), both 26, have teamed up to launch a new practice in Abu Dhabi, called Unit thirty6. Having completed their bachelor of fine arts in interior design at the American University of Dubai, both … More

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