More than 150 people helped to celebrate the launch of Commercial Interior Design’s coffee table book 100 Objects of Desire.
The event was held to honour all things inspirational at the Ayyam Gallery, Al Quoz, Dubai.
Guests included Cormac Lynch and Christina Morgan of GAJ interior design, Ellen Bishop, of Bishop Design Associates, Mick Kent, Kinnersley Kent Design, Karen Hay of Stickman and Jayne Washbourne of Ishtar decor.
There was also support from Roca, The Total Office, Indigo, B5 The Art of Living, Bang & Olufsen, Modula Conceptio and Sinmar Al Sayed who produced a piece for Internal Line Interior Design, who all brought their own object of desire to display at the event.
“The event was so popular that CID plans to launch another Objects of Desire volume II coffee table book next year with a similar event to this one,” said Jenny Eagle, editor, Commercial Interior Design.
“I got some brilliant feedback from designers on the night and I encourage everyone to get involved with our newly launched website, facebook and twitter account, not forgetting the CID Awards in October where entries are now open to submit nominations.”
Some of the items from the book will now be used in a special edition of July’s Commercial Interior Design magazine, with a two page picture spread of people who came to the event, as well as appearing on the website designMENA.
The book features everything from lamps to lighting installations, book shelves to billiard tables, furniture to floors, and the spaces interior designers create and these will be used in an insert in the magazine.
The prize draw was won by Michael Partsch, managing director, Baumeister & Partsch, who took away a Bang & Olufsen cordless telephone.