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The rise and rise of Agata Kurzela

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic talks to CID’s Interior Designer of the Year, Agata Kurzela about her successes to date and her ambitions for the future. With more than a decade of work in master planning, architecture and interior design, Polish-born Agata Kurzela has been delivering … More

Interview with Isabel Pintado: Balancing work, design and family life

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic talks to Isabel Pintado, managing director of Wilson Associates Middle East about the importance of managing talent and work life balance. With 20 years in the design industry and more than a decade of working in the Middle East for award-winning … More

Interview: Viktor Udzenija on creating a strong design community

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic and Nick Ames talk to, architect and designer about the importance of creating a strong design community in the region After graduating top of his class at the prestigious Technical University of Munich in Germany, Croatian-born architect and designer Viktor Udzenija … More

Lighting can transform a building says Regina Santos, GAJ

Lighting design forms the “fourth dimension of architecture” according to Regina Santos, newly recruited to the team at Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) in Dubai. Initially an architecture student Santos is now a specialist in lighting and has a full involvement in each project … More

Yahya Kaddoura of Atkins discusses multicultural architecture

The interaction between different nationalities and cultures and how it is reflected in the design of Dubai is one of the passions which fuels the work of Yahya Kaddoura. Born in the city, but of Palestinian nationality, the young architect with Atkins has … More

Interview: Tarik Zaharna, T.ZED Architects

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic talks to Tarik Zaharna, Founder of T.ZED Architects, about his passion for developing new and dynamic Middle Eastern contemporary architecture. Developing what could become a new and dynamic architectural movement in the Middle East, Tarik Zaharna, founder and director of Dubai-based … More

Interview: Kevin McLachlan, GAJ

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic talks to Kevin McLachlan, head of interior design at GAJ, about managing creativity, global projects and building a team. Kevin McLachlan has a worldwide reputation for restaurant, hotel and leisure interiors, but his first passion was in another area of design … More

INDEX and workspace at INDEX return to Dubai

INDEX and workspace at INDEX will take place this year from 23-26 May 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Welcoming more than 30,000 architecture, design, interiors and retail professionals over four days, the shows will offer the ultimate in industry networking – … More

Salman Jawed on promoting Pakistani design

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic talks to Salman Jawed, Co-Founder of Karachi-based Colasce Studio about the importance of collaboration and how to elevate his country’s creative industry to an international level. Understanding that today’s design challenges often require a blend of expertise and experience, Coalesce brings … More

Interview: The wonderful world of Marcel Wanders

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic talks to Dutch Designer Marcel Wanders about his upcoming projects in the region and the importance of staying different. Always give people more than they expect is a phrase that most appropriately sums up the 25-year-long design philosophy of the provocative … More

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