Topic: furniture design

AAU Anastas collaborates with Palestinian artisans for new chair collection

Palestinian architecture duo AAU Anastas, led by Elias and Yousef Anastas, have designed a chair collection that focuses on the nature of furniture production, focusing on the skill set and craft. The collection is currently up for sale until the end of February … More

Aljoud Lootah designs new collection inspired by ‘areesh’ palm frond structures

Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah has unveiled a new collection inspired by the traditional palm frond (or palm leaf) structures found across the Middle East. Entitled ‘Al Areesh’ (referencing the Arabic name of the structure), the collection comprises a set of furniture and lighting … More

Super Studio brings new brands to the region

Dubai-based furniture and lighting distributor Super Studio has recently managed to secure several new brands for the UAE and GCC region from Europe and North America, which will be available in Super Studio’s new showroom in Dubai Design District. These include a British … 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

Digital handmade: Jordanian design studio In Doi presents a collection of digitally fabricated home accessories

In Doi, a creative product design studio based in Jordan presented during Amman Design Week their latest collection of home accessories, combining traditional Jordanian craftsmanship with cutting-edge fabrication processes. In Doi’s founders Laith Al Essi and Tahrid-Alina Al Smairat, a husband and wife team, … More

Saudi designer Ayah Al Bitar unveils new Y Collection at Saudi Design Week

Saudi designer Ayah Al Bitar has unveiled her latest collection, the Y Collection, at this year’s Saudi Design Week, inspired by the letter Y from her brand name, AYA The Art of Living, with the aim of celebrating the brand and logo. Al … More

Top new products for hospitality projects

Commercial Interior Design rounds up some of the latest product launches for the hospitality projects. This month, we have looked at some of the latest trends in hotel design, from outdoor furniture to “Instagram-able spaces”. Read the full feature here.  Justin Wells of … More

18 Middle East-based designers showcase tradition-inspired works during London Design Festival

An exhibition entitled Middle East: Design Now! opened during London Design Festival, showcasing works by 18 designers from across the MENA region including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. The exhibition was represented by Dubai Design District (d3) and co-curated … More

Products of the month: September

Commercial Interior Design rounds up its top products for September 2017.    

Emirati designer Khalid Shafar launches two new pieces for his Dubai-inspired Illusion collection

Emirati designer Khalid Shafar has released an evolution of his Illusion collection, inspired by Dubai at night, which he describes as “a city made of vibrant criss-crossing lights”. The collection features seating objects rendered in rope-woven lines that reflect a sense of movement … More

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