Topic: Design

Swiss Bureau creates new space for Dubai financial services group Amana Capital

A move to new premises is an opportunity for a company to transform its corporate culture, and allow the interior design of the new workplace to reflect this change. Amana Capital is a financial services group that specialises in providing brokerage services in … More

Carpet collection by Nada Debs for FBMI explores the realities of love

Lebanese designer Nada Debs has designed a series of rugs that bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary design through the theme of love. Watch video below.  The ‘You & I’ collection, commissioned by the Fatma Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Initiative (FMBI), was … More

Video: Fredrikson Stallard speaks to designMENA about designing giant sun-like installation for Dubai

British design-duo Fredrikson Stallard had erected a giant sun-like installation in the middle of Dubai Design District (d3) during this year’s Dubai Design Week. Entitled Prologue, the outdoor installation was first created in 2014. Each Prologue is defined by its location through choice … More

Winners revealed for Surge for Water design competition

Eleven high-profile UAE-based designers revealed their bespoke lighting creations at Surge for Water’s annual gala last month. Surge for Water, a global non-profit organisation working for access to clean water across 11 countries, challenged the designers to create sustainable lighting installations to raise awareness … More

How Sole DXB upped its architecture game

designMENA looks at how design and architecture took centre stage at the 2017 Sole DXB. Tokyo’s urban fabric and design language was a key theme at this year’s Sole DXB, an event that celebrates footwear, fashion, culture, art and design, set within the Dubai … More

New products on the market: December

Commercial Interior Design magazine rounds up its top products for December 2017. Arrangements by Michael Anastassiades On the occasion of Dubai Design Week, London-based designer Michael Anastassiades presented his latest lighting collection titled Arrangements for international manufacturing brand Flos. An exclusive lighting collection, which … More

Initiative offers free rent to young designers to add vibrancy to Downtown Beirut

Beirut’s young designers are taking over part of the city’s main souk to show off their creativity and restore a culture which took root before the devastating Lebanese Civil War, which raged from 1975 to 1990. Khan Al Joukh is the name of … More

Not having a hotel background has shaped Bulgari resort’s design language

The absence of a hotel background has helped shape Bulgari Resorts around the world as design and architecture-led properties, said Silvio Ursini, executive vice president of Bulgari, in charge of Bulgari Hotels & Resorts worldwide. “We don’t come from a hotel background which is … More

Intellectual property in design: are you protected in the Middle East?

Commercial Interior Design (CID) magazine and designMENA brought together members of the Middle East’s design sector supply chain, along with an intellectual property expert, to discuss the ways in which designers can protect themselves from copyright infringement and industrial design theft. Dubai’s maturing … More

Ultra Violet is Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year

Colour company Pantone has named a Ultra Voilet as colour of the year for 2018. The bright purple hue was described by Pantone as a “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade”.   “The selection of Ultra Violet speaks to our shared desire … More

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