Interior Designers

Hotels and hospitality: Designing for the mid-range market

While huge projects, such as a hotel with an artificial rainforest, grab the market’s attention there is a growing emphasis in Dubai … 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: 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

Interview: David T’Kint, design director and partner at HBA Dubai

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic talks to David T’Kint, Partner at HBA Dubai, about the importance of maintaining his passion for design while managing others. You can be the most creative designer, but if a client doesn’t understand an idea you are trying to sell, you’re … More

Interview: Martin Brudnizki turns attention to the Middle East

Drawing on his experience of designing some of the most refined and elegant restaurants worldwide, from Soho Beach House in Miami to Le Caprice in New York and Scott’s in Mayfair, London-based designer Martin Brudnizki is now turning his attention to projects across … More

Allen key to unlock the Middle East market

Stuart Allen, founder of Allen Architecture Interiors Design, recalls the memories of working on high-end projects in NYC and London and shares the challenges of setting up business in the UAE from a hotel room. British Airways’ new lounge at Dubai airport, General … More

Designer Gavin Munro makes furniture by molding growing trees into chairs

CID talks to Gavin Munro, a British furniture designer who grows young trees into chairs. Throughout history, many great inventions were doubted, dismissed and ridiculed at their time –and for Gavin Munro, a British designer and carpenter, it is no different. On his … More

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