Interior Designers

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

Interview: Ceebo Shah and Khalid Sharan

Designers Ceebo Shah and Khalid Sharan talk to Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic about their upcoming projects and share their dream to design a first boutique hotel in Dubai Dubai-based studio Creative Clinic, led by the interior design duo Ceebo Shah and Khalid Sharan, prides itself … More

The Roomi brothers talk design, pushing boundaries and world domination

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Iraqi brothers Hasan and Husain Roomi started out building their careers by taking on a few small projects in London while they completed their studies and worked for other design companies. When they started to get … More

Interview: Fadi Sarieddine

Lebanese designer Fadi Sarieddine speaks to Rima Alsammarae about his career in design 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 … 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

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