Interior Designers

Interview: Fadi Sarieddine

Just four years shy of the Lebanese civil war, architect and designer Fadi Sarieddine was born in 1972, setting his childhood and teenage years during Lebanon’s most tumultuous times. And it was during the ‘anarchy of war’, as he puts it, that Sarieddine … More

Joakim de Rham of Swiss Bureau tells us how far he’s come since moving to Dubai

Having grown up in Switzerland, Joakim de Rham was raised in a family passionate about architecture and construction. With a father who worked as an architect, de Rham and his brothers were provided with a foundation in the fields of art, architecture and … More

The irony of sustainability by Indu Varanasi

There has been a lot said about sustainability; it is the catch phase and in-thing. Sometimes, it seems fashionable too. Everywhere from my neighborhood café to my ready-made apparel store is now ‘sustainable’. And yet, why is it that we consume more energy … More

Anarchitect with a difference

Anarchitect co-owner and director, Jonathan Ashmore, tells Rima Alsammarae how he came to find his new award-winning design and architecture practice. Having grown up in Sheffield, England, Jonathan Ashmore notes that he always had a passion for architecture and the effect that different … More

Rim Guirari : The global citizen

As an interior designer at Creneau International, Rim Guirari has worked on a number of familiar projects across the region. And with a background that spans across borders, she has proven her innate talent for delivering varying styles and aesthetics. At 27 years … More

Pallavi Dean speaks of moving forward

Pallavi Dean, design director, Pallavi Dean Interiors, tells Rima Alsammarae her secrets of success for the firm’s recent growth Pallavi Dean Interiors is a Dubai-based, boutique interior design firm that’s known for delivering tasteful interiors throughout the region. Established by design heavy-weight Pallavi … More

Interior Designer of the Year: Interview with Diane Thorsen, Perkins + Will

As design director of Perkins + Will, one of the region’s most successful design firms, Diane Thorsen has a lot on her plate and she seems to be managing it all quite effortlessly. Since realising the power of art as a child, it … More

Burj Al Arab designer Khuan Chew talks about moving on from iconic project

It would seem that famed interior designer Khuan Chew has had an uninterrupted string of successful projects not only in the Middle East, but in other regions as well. While the path she started on as a child was bumpy, it remained steady … More

The rug artist

Having grown up during the Iraq-Iran War, Vaheed Taheri knew there was a better life waiting for him elsewhere. With a family whose artistic heritage lay in rug designing, the Iranian artist knew that one day he would have a prosperous business, and … More

The design team

Having met at the American University of Sharjah, Emirati citizens Maryam Alsuwaidi and Sulaiman Althehli’s tale of career and companionship is an inspiring story. Althehli comes from a family heavily involved in business and knew that he always wanted to start his own … More

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