Interior Designers

The Adventurist

Chelsea-made designer Katharine Pooley talks to CID this month and tells us why she chose Doha for her entrance into the Middle East market The self-described ‘utter-explorer’ has most certainly had her fair share of travelling. Having visited more than a whopping 100 … More

The design nomad

From Beirut to Casablanca and Dubai, Fady Chams and his company Prospect Design International have left their mark on a number of global hotspots. Born in Lebanon, Fady Chams was raised in Saudi Arabia due to his father’s profession in the construction industry. … More

The Light Maker

CID finds out how Croatian lighting designer Dean Skira came into his field of work and formed the company Skira The first time we met Croatian lighting designer, Dean Skira, was at the first edition of the DesignMENA Summit in early December 2013. … More

Steel Rebel

Albanian artist and product designer Helidon Xhixha talks to CID about his passion for steel sculpting and freedom of expression. Helidon Xhixha, an Albanian artist currently based in Italy, begins: “My father was the starting point of my career.” Though he is currently … More

In the spotlight

Karen Michelle Evans, managing associate at HBA International, tells CID what led her to becoming Interior Designer of the Year I always wanted to make things. So my whole career started from that when I was very young,” Michelle Evans starts out. In … More

One in a milieu

Designing a space comes easily for French-American designer, Bruno Guelaff, who seems to have stumbled upon his calling a few years back. With his Dubai-based studio well into the works, we can now look forward to more commercial and residential projects from the … More

Fierce Fem

Carla Conte, creative director of Dubai-based Brand Creative, sits down with CID and discusses how to get inside a power shopper’s mind. Though in its infancy, Brand Creative has already racked up quite an impressive oeuvre. Led by married duo Carla Conte and … More

Crossing borders

Universal appreciation is a rare thing, but when it comes to Danish underdog Morten Georgsen, Designer at BoConcept and founder of Valencia-based Futhark Designs, it’s more of a common pattern. The Danish furniture maker has come a long way from his birthplace Odense, … More

Foster + Partners appoints new head of interior design

Foster + Partners has hired Lee Hallman, previously Head of Design at Candy & Candy, and two of his former design directors, to lead the practice’s Interiors Group. While interior design has always been a vital part of the design process, the practice … More

Exit through the terminal

When CID met Andrew Linwood, Head of Design at Areen Hospitality, the man seemed to naturally emanate a candid charm. It seems that Andrew Linwood always had his feet firmly planted on ground, no matter what direction he was heading off to. Having … More

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