Topic: Design

New products in the market: tiles and surfaces

Dekton Industrial by Cosentino Dekton Industrial collection of ultra-compact surfaces created by Cosentino is comprised of three new shades, Nilium, Radium and Orix as well as the award-winning Dekton Trilium (launched commercially in 2016). Nilium, Radium and Trilium are based on the look … More

#RisingStars: Meet Dilara Ajun of ATI Consultants Architect Engineers

Turkish-born interior designer Dilara Ajun may be considered as a young designer due to her age, but as the head of the interior design department at Dubai-based ATI Consultants Architect Engineers, she has already managed to build an impressive portfolio of completed projects. … More

DIDI’s Project Design Space program aims to engage schools in the UAE’s design development

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) has launched an initiative called Project Design Space to engage high school students in developing design knowledge as an academic discipline for the future growth of the industry. Created in collaboration with Dubai Design & Fashion … More

#RisingStars: Meet Aakriti Dhaliwal from Interior Motives

Unlike many programmes around the world, Aakriti Dhaliwal’s design education at the Inchbald School of Design adapted a very hands-on approach, including working on briefs from real clients and learning to design around their needs. Dhaliwal then proceeded to switch her career focus … More

Louvre Abu Dhabi had to be designed with context in mind, said Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect behind the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, commented on the vital role context played in the architecture of the museum. Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is located in the cultural district on Saadiyat Island, is made up of … More

#RisingStars: Meet Annika Broemmer from RSP Architects Planners & Engineers

Annika Broemmer began her career at RSP Architects & Engineers, where she joined directly as a junior interior designer upon completing her studies at the American University in Dubai. While her studies provided her with a solid foundation for creative and theoretical practice, … More

#RisingStars: Meet Nikita Chellani from Draw Link Group

Nikita Chellani currently works as a junior interior designer at the Draw Link Group’s Dubai office. Her first experience with the world of design was an internship at WA International in the summer of 2009 while still in high school. “At the age … More

designMENA visits Jean Nouvel’s newly completed Louvre Abu Dhabi

designMENA visited the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi ahead of its official opening on Saturday 11 November, which will see the museum open its doors to the public for the first time. The museum complex, which is located in Abu Dhabi’s cultural district … More

The relevance of transit and destination malls in an e-commerce world

By Hugo Van Der Schaegh, general manager at ODG With e-commerce poised to hit an all-time high and reach over US$27 trillion by 2020, conventional shopping malls are feeling the heat. Their significant transformation is now important or they stand to face the … More

Case study: Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Dubai designed by WA International

Commercial Interior Design exclusively previews Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Business Bay. The hotel boasts 298 guestrooms, including 65 suites each with Burj Khalifa or Dubai Water Canal views. The design, led by Dubai-based interior design firm WA International, entices with its modern, but distinctly local interiors … More

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