CID Awards 2017: Pallavi Dean Interiors wins Interior Boutique Design Firm of the Year

Pallavi Dean Interiors has picked up the prize for Interior Boutique Design Firm of the Year at the 2017 Commercial Interior Design Awards.

From projects like the androgynous Mrs B salon and Sheera centre to Edelman HQ, Pallavi Dean Interiors’ team continues delivering bold and inspiring designs for commercial, residential, F&B and public sector projects.

When scoring the submissions, the judges were looking at the submissions with the best description of company values, design principles as well as taking into account the number of successfully completed projects. One judge noted that Pallavi Dean Interiors ticked all these boxes perfectly.

Another judge commended the design studio for putting its people first, regardless of position. They also felt the winner’s portfolio has progressed throughout the years, ranging from high-end to budget-savvy projects.

“What sets us apart is our work culture. We believe if you create an environment where designers have flexibility, they will create their most artistic work,” said Pallavi Dean, design director at PDI.

“Ours is a flat organization with no set work hours – don’t get me wrong, we care about deliverable, deadlines but happy designers and satisfied clients are central to our design philosophy. We always refer to our all girls designer team as our work family – this is genuine – no divas or queen bees in our practice!”

Commenting on projects, Dean said: “Our anchor project is the Delano on Palm Jumeirah. This got us noticed both internationally with operators like Morgans Hotel Group and Hilton and closer to home with Paramount and developers like Rak Properties and Ellington. We were elevated from a freelance/ start-up practice to a company that was delivering 300 key hotels on the palm with an office in the heart of Dubai’s creative center – d3dubai.”

The award was presented by Ali Maarrawi, managing director from OFIS.

Keane was highly commended for its exceptional concepts and design approach, as described by the judges.

View all the winners from the 2017 CID Awards here. 

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