Topic: furniture design

Foster + Partners designs a chair for people working in busy public spaces

Amid the debate on the benefits and disadvantages of open-plan versus closed offices, Foster + Partners has designed a chair with a high-back, cocoon-inspired design, which provides privacy to people working in busy public spaces. Produced by Italian brand Poltrona Frau, the Cove … More

Video: Patricia Urquiola on Cassina and embracing change in design

Spanish architect, designer, and art director of Italian brand Cassina, speaks to designMENA about the evolution of Cassina as a brand, and how design should embrace change. Scroll down to view video interview  “It is an honour for me to be connected to … More

Lebanese designer Richard Yasmine to showcase two collections during Milan Design Fair 2018

Lebanese interior architect and furniture designer Richard Yasmine will be showcasing two collections during Milan Design Week, both stemming from a message to spread love and bring awareness about heritage and the natural environment. The first collection is called Hawa Beirut – an … More

Words like technology and sustainability are being used in limited ways says Patricia Urquiola

People are limiting the value of words like “technology” and “sustainability” within the design industry, said Spanish-born architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola. In an interview with designMENA, Urquiola countered the idea that technology negatively affects the sentiment of craftsmanship, adding that the problem lies in … More

Ammar Kalo’s recycled rubber tables for Fikra Campus are sliced in half to reveal white oak interior

Designer Ammar Kalo has created a series of four tables for Sharjah-based Fikra Campus, featuring a contrast of natural and man-made materials, each designed for a specific use within the commissioned space. The tables are wrapped in a recycled rubber crumb and appear … More

Poltrona Frau Group ME’s new showroom in Dubai showcases contemporary Italian design

Poltrona Frau Group ME has relocated its Dubai showroom from Downtown Design, opening in a two-storey building on Jumeirah Road – characterised by an array of contrasting materials such as marble, stone, and metal that reflect the landscape of the Middle East. The … More

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

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