Interior Designers

Interview with Helen El Mettouri: Keeping it candid

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic speaks to Helen El Mettouri, regional director at Keane, about the importance of being recognised not only for award-winning designs but projects that work operationally and commercially.  Interior design carries the responsibility of creating environments that can welcome, inspire and captivate … More

Going Rogue: Interview with Paul Bishop

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic speaks to Paul Bishop about his evolution as a designer and why he decided to rebrand his studio. A new vision, a new chapter and a new – somewhat controversial – name. After 12 years of running his own business, Dubai-based … More

Interview: Studio EM on running the business as a family

British interior architect Emma Stinson is the creative force behind Dubai-based Studio EM, which she co-founded back in 2011 with her husband Kristian who manages the business operations. In the past five years, the studio has gone from their spare room to now … More

The rise and rise of Agata Kurzela

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic talks to CID’s Interior Designer of the Year, Agata Kurzela about her successes to date and her ambitions for the future. With more than a decade of work in master planning, architecture and interior design, Polish-born Agata Kurzela has been delivering … More

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … More

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