At first glance, the undulating fibreglass wall in Dubai’s Switch restaurant doesn’t really resemble a desert. To us, it looks like something from a science fiction movie. But the inspiration behind Karim Rashid’s striking surface is the dune-filled landscape of Arabia. The restaurant is located in the unlikely venue of Dubai Mall. “Just because the mall has banal interiors, it does not mean that the public does not want interesting, inspiring shops and restaurants,” said Rashid. The man may have a point.