Topic: Design

Interview: SuperFutureDesign* discuss the growing impact of contemporary design in the Gulf

Andrea Sensoli and Cecilia Morosi of SuperFutureDesign* studio believe that pared down splendour is beginning to make an impact in the region. In 1998, husband and wife architect-duo, Andrea Sensoli and Cecilia Morosi, founded their design practice SuperFutureDesign* (SFD*) in the quaint and … More

Kate Rube of International Well Being Institute says architecture can be used to encourage people to adopt healthier habits

Please explain your background a little bit – your work and current post with the International WELL Building Institute. I’m a member of the Market Solutions team at IWBI, which is dedicated to supporting WELL projects – helping them to navigate the certification … More

Beirut-based digital design store and gallery Adorno launches new collection

Unveiled during Beirut Design Week, the Beirut-based digital design store and gallery, Adorno, has recently launched a collection of products designed by 15 independent and emerging designers. Titled ‘The Beirut Collection’, the exhibition was held in a 1930s apartment block and includes furniture, … More

Interview: Ayah Al Bitar on creating designs that address issues in Saudi Arabia

Hailed as a young talent to watch out for in the Middle East, Ayah Al Bitar tells Commercial Interior Design that she is determined to start a dialogue through design to make a difference in the society. All eyes are on Saudi Arabia, … More

DIDI offers workshop on designing concepts of habitation on Mars

The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation has announced a three-day workshop called Living on Mars that will teach participants how to develop concepts of habitation on Mars. With the Emirates Mars Mission revealing details of the Mars 2117 plan that aims to … More

Lebanese designer Carla Baz showcases 15 different types of marble for new furniture collection during Beirut Design Week

During this year’s Beirut Design Week, French-Lebanese designer Carla Baz unveiled a furniture collection featuring lighting and furniture items using marble and resin. The collection, entitled Stratagems, was debuted at Beirut-based Joy Mardini Gallery, and includes 13 different pieces including lights, tables, and … More

Summertown Interiors designs food delivery app Deliveroo’s Dubai office

UAE fit-out contractor Summertown Interiors has recently completed British food delivery app Deliveroo’s Dubai office, located off Sheikh Zayed Road. Collaborated closely with project managers Compass Project Management and the Deliveroo office project team, Summertown Interiors delivered the design and build of the … More

Architecture + Other things to design 2018 Abwab pavilions for Dubai Design Week

UAE-based studio Architecture + Other things  has been selected as the designers of the 2018 Abwab pavilions, presented as part of Dubai Design Week, and taking place at Dubai Design District. Rather than focusing on countries as the programme has done in this past, … More

Apparatus’ ACT III collection references Iran’s cultural history and political reality

New York-based Apparatus’ latest collection, ACT III, is creative director Gabriel Hendifar’s attempt to draw a tangible connection to the distant memories of his Iranian heritage, while outlining the country’s current political obstacles. Launched during the 2018 Salone del Mobile, it is the … More

Design and build should remain independent of each other to create a better environment says Indu Varanasi

As architects and spatial designers, we have a great responsibility to ensure that the spaces we design are conducive to good living. To put things in context, we are building more than ever; resources, democracy and equality has given us the opportunity to … More

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