Industrial Designers

In the world of Graindorge

This month, CID talks to one of France’s leading industrial designers Benjamin Graindorge about his inherent love for science and his plans to visit dubai Largely recognised as one of France’s most reputable young designers, Benjamin Graindorge doesn’t seem to have reached his … More

The Godfather

Brian Johnson, managing partner at Godwin Austen Johnson architecture firm, tells CID Of his decades-long journey in the land of sand. For designers and architects, Dubai in the 1970s was like a blank canvas: it was a vast and open desertscape ideal for … More

Tapped in

Delta Faucet is a well known US tap manufacturer. It has been trading in Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years and recently opened a Dubai office. Judd Lord is the director of industrial design Founded by the Masco Corporation in 1954, with … More

Flower power

Grohe designer Paul Flowers launches a spa range in Beirut and talks about a student design competition where the winner gets to spend a year at its HeadQuarters in Germany Paul Flowers graduated from The University of Northumbria in Newcastle, UK, with a … More

Heart of glass

Renowned glass artist sets up workshop in Ras Al Khaimah as company embarks on the development of an art hub UAE: A group of international investors, headed by Amédée Santalo, is seeking to make Ras Al Khaimah central to a global network of … More

5 minutes with… Chiara Moreschi

Chiara Moreschi, graduated in industrial design at the Milan Politecnico Design school in 2005, and in 2008 she opened her own design studio. She also teaches a master course in product design at the Istituto Marangoni, Milan. Among her designs are the Cipì … More

Furniture to ‘fly’ for

Relicta Design makes products out of aircraft carcasses coming from bone yards across the globe. It now plans to launch its collection in the Middle East. Jenny Eagle investigates Relicta Design (from the Latin residue/carcass) makes office furniture from derelict aeroplane parts. The … More

Keeping it Simple

UAE: Turkish designer, Bersun Erturk, won the Festival of Interior Design (FOID) Product Design competition, with his LOCT coffee table fetching AED5,000 in auction at its gala dinner, The Address Hotel. The winning product was bought by Lesly Lobo, managing director, Woodfloors ME. … More

Taking the Design Road

UAE: The first Design Road was held at Tashkeel, Dubai, recently with international designers heading workshops and seminars to interact with local creative professionals. All workshops were carried out in collaboration with Elisava Design School, Barcelona, and Kingston University, London. International and local … More

Heartfelt artwork

In the past, art was used as decoration on walls and sculptures were merely accessories. Now, artwork is being specified as the focal point to the interior design concept. Progressively, artists are being sought after to craft installations, sculptures and paintings to transform … More

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