You may have heard Kia, our head interior designer, is starting to take on Interior Design projects in Dubai for selected clients. Interior Design in Dubai is constantly changing, with new developments such as Dubai Hills emerging we are finding that more and more homeowners are looking for designers to create their perfect home.
As we take on more projects in Dubai, especially for clients who have properties internationally, we are finding that clients have a more sophisticated design aesthetic. They aren't looking for bling and they aren't looking for something that everyone else has and although Dubai has a huge selection of suppliers open to it from both Eastern and Western cultures it has been crucially missing one thing: a design centre. Most major cities in the US and Europe have trade design centres that allow designers access to hundreds if not thousands of products for their clients in one easy to reach location.
Art Centre in Al Barsha will "host brands ranging from medium-end to high-end, covering more than 100 retail stores such as lighting, accessories, home-appliances, kitchens, bathrooms, offices, flooring, textiles, decoration materials and furniture.". A statement from the developers, MMS Gulf, have said that the centre will "host brands ranging from medium-end to high-end, covering more than 100 retail stores such as: lighting, accessories, home-appliances, kitchens, bathrooms, offices, flooring, textiles, decoration materials and furniture". If this is anything like Chelsea Harbour here in the UK it will be an amazing resource for us taking on our Dubai based projects.
I look forward to hearing more about this at October's Design Shows that we are eagerly anticipating more local and international design studios taking up residence in this beautiful new project.