UK lighting design studio opens office in Dubai

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UK-headquartered lighting design studio, Nulty+ has inaugurated its first GCC office in Dubai, UAE.

Over the past five years, the practice has delivered projects across the retail, hospitality, commercial, and residential sectors, both in the UK and internationally.

The decision to expand into the Middle East was taken after a commercially successful 2015, according to the company.


Commenting on the GCC expansion, Paul Nulty, founder of Nulti+, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to launch into the Middle Eastern market. We are a young, dynamic and hungry practice, and I believe our offer and skillset aligns with the development of these countries.”

Mark Vowles, director at Nulty+, will take responsibility for the company’s Dubai branch.

“We’re really excited by Mark joining the team as he has the experience, charisma, talent, and commitment to head up the new office,” said Nulty. “I believe that if we can apply the same design and service philosophies we have developed in London, we will see every success within this dynamic market.”

Nulti+ boasts a selection of high-profile clients, including Hakassan, Harrods, Selfridges, News UK, Bloomingdales, Nike, and the London Underground. The design studio is already working on retail, residential, and hospitality projects in the GCC market, including three department stores, a shopping mall, a restaurant, and several private residences.

Speaking on his appointment as director at Nulty+’s Dubai office, Vowles said: “The Middle East is currently in a very buoyant growth period in terms of development and construction. With the Expo 2020 in Dubai and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the design community is a hive of activity.

“Not only are there opportunities in the primary design of the buildings such as stadia and pavilions, but they have also generated a new demand for infrastructure, hotels, restaurants, and retail opportunities. I’m in no doubt that this is the perfect time to expand the business into this region, and have every faith the studio will be a huge success,” he concluded.


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