Topic: Design

A look inside the Middle East’s first design hotel Form

The newly opened Form Hotel, designed by Paris-based Architecture Studio merges local materials and art deco forms to create a minimal design aesthetic. The boutique property is also the first hotel in the Middle East to be included in the Design Hotel portfolio … More

Interview with Khalid Shafar on championing Emirati design

As I drive deep into the belly of Ras Al Khor industrial area, and pass through the dusty lanes dotted with automobile garages, fabrication plants and furniture workshops, hidden behind the big container trucks plying the narrow roads, it occurs to me that … More

Maja Kozel shares her five favourite design products and what makes them special

Founder of Maja Kozel Design, designer Maja Kozel shares her five favourite products and what makes them special.  SPACE FRAMES by Studio Mieke Meijer Studio Miekemeijer has always pushed boundaries when it comes to working with different materials. Space Frames caught my eyes … More

Naqsh Collective to exhibit stone tables inspired by Palestinian embroidery during Venice Design 2018

Amman-based design duo Naqsh Collective will debut its work in Venice as part of the 2018 edition of Venice Design, showcasing two stone tables that pay homage to traditional Palestinian embroidery. Run by sister team Nisreen and Nermeen Abudail, the designers have referenced … More

Preciosa’s installation during Milan Design Week allowed visitors to breathe light into space

Czech luxury lighting firm Preciosa created an interactive installation during Milan Design Week that reacted to to the “effortless act” of breathing, which brought lighting to life. Comprising of 1,000 crystal bubbles, the room-sized ‘Breath of Light’ installation married the firm’s artisanal approach … More

Salone del Mobile 2018: New collection by Pedrali is displayed as if “preparing to go on stage”

Italian brand Pedrali’s latest collections were showcased during Salone del Mobile 2018 in a theatrical setting, where furniture pieces were treated as actors prior to stepping onto the stage. Designed by Milanese architecture studio Calvi Brambilla, the stand acts as both a museum … More

Lebanese designer Samer Alameen invites visitors into his eclectic home during Milan Design Week

Lebanese designer Samer Alameen opened his private residence to the public during Milan Design Week as part of an exhibition titled ‘Inhouse – Not an Exhibition’ which allowed visitors to enter his private world- and design collection. In a real-life context, Alameen presents … More

India Mahdavi designs rug collection for Golran inspired by Persian gardens

Parisian architect and designer India Mahdavi has designed a collection of rugs for luxurious carpet brand Golran, inspired by ancient Persian gardens. Drawing on Golran history, which began in 1898 in Mashad, Iran, as well as her own eclectic design language, Mahdavi created … More

Manama-based Bahraini Danish showcases marble furniture for “anti-brief” exhibition during Milan Design Week

Manama-based design collective Bahraini Danish were one of the international designers selected to showcase their work as part of the Unsighted exhibition that took place during Milan Design Week. Exhibited inside a 19th century palazzo in the heart of the city’s historical capital, … More

Milan Design Week and Salone is becoming less about the products and more about experience says Benjamin Hubert

English designer Benjamin Hubert, who heads design agency Layer in East London, said Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile is becoming less about the products and more about the experience. Hubert told designMENA that the world’s biggest design event that takes place … More

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