Marina Petrovic


Our private escapes

Last year, while we were looking into various trends that will influence design schemes in 2016, maintaining privacy seemed to be one of the key factors to keep in mind when designing interiors for both residential and commercial projects. In an era of … More

“We must continue to work towards a cleaner and greener future” says Saeed Al Abbar

The UAE’s efforts to promote sustainable development have been dynamic, but we must continue to work towards a cleaner and greener future. The UAE is a regional pioneer when it comes to embracing sustainable development as a national priority. During recent years, the … More

Ensuring fire-rated materials are used in construction is vital, says Gyproc

With Dubai’s New Year celebrations overshadowed by another skyscraper fire, the focus has inevitably turned to the role of the external cladding in spreading the fire so quickly across the building. But the problem can go much deeper than just external cladding panels … More

Marina Petrovic


Your business, your rules

Last month Commercial Interior Design hosted a round table along with Middle East Architect magazine, tackling some of the main challenges of setting up your own interior design/architecture firm in the region. We dived deeply into this subject together with five established designers … More

Reporting from the Front – the 15th Biennale di Architettura

  Cristiano Luchetti who is Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture, Art and Design, American University of Sharjah gives his thoughts on the Venice Biennale First the numbers. 88 participants from 37 different countries, 62 national participations, and infinite collateral events. Thousands … More

How conceptual design adds value to the commercial market by Esra Lemmens

Esra Lemmens, designer and author of the book “conceptual commercialism – commercial conceptualism” delves into the dynamics of creativity and commerce. Modern commercial design includes conceptual work as well as projects – an interesting phenomenon that triggers social, economic, educational and cultural questions. … More

Marcos Cain of stickman design writes about creating experiential outdoor journey

As a designer, if you’re lucky, you get a dream assignment, possessing the right combination of location, budget and energised clients to pour your ideas and ambitions into. For me that project was Zaya Nurai Island Resort, a fertile slice of tropical heaven … More

Joakim de Rham of Swiss Bureau offers tips on creating productive work spaces

Joakim de Rham, CEO and Co-Founder of Swiss Bureau Interior Design, shares his insights on the essential office design trends to look for in the near future. For the past 13 years, Swiss Bureau has participated in commercial projects throughout the region. While … More

Marina Petrovic


Would they call me a diva if I were a guy?

Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid passed away suddenly at the end of March 2016, leaving behind a legacy of revolutionary buildings, products, interiors and furniture. CID asked Cristiano Luchetti, assistant professor, College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah, to … More

Marina Petrovic


Maliha Nishat, CID Interior Designer of the Year 2015 explains what winning meant to her

To win an award as prestigious as the CID Award for Interior Designer of the Year meant everything to me. The moment when my name was announced was by far the most surreal moment of my life. I had to literally pinch myself … More

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