Dubai, Cairo, and Saudi Wood Shows: An interview with Mr. Walid Farghal
Design Middle East
by staffwriter
2d ago
In this interview, Mr. Walid Farghal, Director General at Annual Investment Meeting, highlights on the Wood Shows taking place in Dubai, Cairo, and Saudi Arabia. He gives an overview on the woodworking market, how the industry advanced recently, and much more. Can you provide an overview of the Dubai, Cairo, and Saudi Wood Shows and their significance in the woodworking industry? Dubai Wood Show, Cairo Wood Show, and Saudi Wood Show are pivotal events in the woodworking industry, serving as essential platforms for manufacturers, suppliers, and decision-makers to exhibit wood and woodworking ..read more
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ALEC launches ‘Mustaqbal’ program for next-generation Emirati construction leaders
Design Middle East
by staffwriter
2d ago
In support of the UAE government’s vision of increasing opportunities for Emiratis to actively contribute to and lead the advancement of the country’s booming private sector, ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC (ALEC), a leading construction and related businesses company in the GCC and Africa, has announced the launch of ‘Mustaqbal’. Mustaqbal is a mentorship program that is dedicated to elevating technical and leadership skills among young Emirati professionals in the construction sector.  “ALEC prides itself on its development & leadership programs and we are delighted to have Mu ..read more
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Top office fit-out trends in 2024
Design Middle East
by Roma Arora
4d ago
As a workplace design expert, MillerKnoll discusses the top six emerging themes that will shape office environments this year. The last few years have seen a major shift in how businesses approach their office spaces. With more emphasis on aesthetics, functionality, and employee well-being, 2024 will showcase some of the most exciting trends for future-ready workplaces centred on connection, well-being, and change. Based on decades of experience, MillerKnoll identifies shifting objectives that enable firms to embrace conscious design that is responsive to modern demands. Eco-driven designs ..read more
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A sensory journey infused with traditional Chinese flavours!
Design Middle East
by Roma Arora
6d ago
Diana Rysbaeva, owner of SHI Restaurant, shares her F&B journey, including her goals, challenges, and expectations for 2024 and beyond. Tell us about your journey. How did it all start? I’m delighted to take you on the incredible journey that led to the establishment of SHI Restaurant on Bluewater Island and the exciting venture, MOLI by SHI. As a mother of three and a businesswoman since my late teens, my journey is one of passion, dreams, and seizing opportunities. Dubai, a city I’ve cherished for a decade, became the stage for a transformative idea during the challenging days of th ..read more
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XBD Collective contributes to Rixos Residences
Design Middle East
by staffwriter
1w ago
XBD Collective, a multi-award-winning design and architecture firm with offices in Dubai, London, and Kochi, proudly announces its role as the interior designer for the successful launch of Rixos Residences in Downtown Dubai. Situated in the iconic skyline of Downtown Dubai, this 76-storey project is a testament to design excellence, drawing inspiration from Ottoman and Middle Eastern cultures with a fashionable twist. Featuring 260 residences in total, the offering includes 1-to-4-bedroom apartments as well as lavish 4-bedroom and 5-bedroom duplex penthouses. Rixos Residences redefines conte ..read more
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Homes r Us Unveils Ramadan 2024 Collection
Design Middle East
by staffwriter
1w ago
As the Holy Month of Ramadan approaches, Homes r Us, the leading home décor and furniture brand, unveiled its highly anticipated Ramadan 2024 collection. With a commitment to fostering togetherness and reflection, Homes r Us has designed a catalogue filled with tips to help customers create warm and inviting spaces where meaningful moments can be shared with loved ones. Ramadan is both a time for celebration, and introspection – bringing together families and friends, and offering a time to reflect on the year gone by. This year’s Ramadan collection serves as the ultimate guide for a cosy and ..read more
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Shortlist Revealed: Design Middle East Awards KSA 2024
Design Middle East
by Roma Arora
1w ago
We’d like to start by thanking everyone for nominating for the Design Middle East Awards KSA 2024. A big shout out to our loyal Gold Sponsors— Havelock One, Numai, Lutron, Oikos, and Sedus. Please reserve your table for the gala dinner on March 4 at Voco Riyadh, as there are only a limited number of seats available. For table booking enquiries, please contact: Joaquim D’Costa jo@bncpublisging.net +971 50 4402706 For editorial enquiries, please contact: Roma Arora roma@bncpublishing.net Below is the shortlist: PROJECT AWARDS BEST FUTURE PROJECTESSO FOODHALL- BRAND CREATIVE HAMAT HQ- LXA THE POI ..read more
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#CreativeVoices stars Hadia Hanan, Associate at Aedas
Design Middle East
by Roma Arora
1w ago
We have a brand new video for our viewers. The #CreativeVoices is a video campaign that highlights industry leaders from design, architecture, landscape, developers, fit-out, suppliers, and retailers who are making a difference in the pitch. Hadia Hanan, Associate at Aedas, discusses her career journey, intriguing projects, attention on functionality and creativity, the rise of artificial intelligence, inspiration, and advice for young women joining the industry. Video produced by: Alexander Bungas Check out the video here ..read more
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Aedas-designed Huanggang skyscraper redefines the Shenzhen urban landscape
Design Middle East
by staffwriter
1w ago
Acting as the southern gateway to China and important node of GBA, Shenzhen is a modern metropolis located immediately north of Hong Kong, bearing significance in steering the economic growth of both cities and creating a transportation hub that connects the communities. Standing at 247m tall, the Huanggang Port Headquarters is set to be the new landmark for the Shenzhen Technology and Innovation Park and Shenzhen Hong Kong Cooperation Zone.  Drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape and reflecting the regional characteristics, the design is based on the imagery of stacking ston ..read more
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Lutron joins hands as the Gold Sponsor for the Design Middle East Awards KSA 2024
Design Middle East
by Roma Arora
1w ago
We are pleased to announce that Lutron is the Gold Sponsor for the Design Middle East Awards KSA 2024, which will be held on March 4 at Voco Riyadh. Lutron is a technology-centered and people-driven company. As a private corporation guided by its founder’s simple but profound five principles, Lutron has a long history of significant growth and smart innovations. The Lutron story began in the late 1950s in Joel Spira’s makeshift lab in New York City. A young physicist fascinated by the aesthetic manipulation of light, Spira commandeered the spare bedroom in the apartment he shared with his wife ..read more
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