Given the extraordinary architectural feats that the Emirates has accomplished since the discovery of oil in the mid-20th Century, it is unsurprising that interior design is fast becoming a source of interest in the region.
An interior design boutique established in 2008 in Dubai by three cousins hailing from Beirut, New York and London respectively, O’de Rose is unique in its eclecticism.
As well as creating beautiful interiors and selling a broad mix of wonderful products, O’de Rose show that there is more to the UAE than glitz and glamour.
Although not a native of the Emirates, in 1980 Wajih Nakkash of Beirut could think of no better place to set up his own firm than Dubai. In 1983 he set up a gallery to focus on distinctive lines of furniture, artwork and accessories.
Having always fostered a passion for art and design, Khalid Shafar was able to realise his dream in 2009, following a successful marketing career.
As a sofa, the 6.5 metre mattress is folded seven times to create the seat; to create the low daybed, the mattress is simply unfolded to a triple layer. With an ash wood frame and 100% cotton upholstery, this is a modern and yet traditional piece of furniture that provides both functionality and comfort.
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Born and raised in the United Arab Emirates, Moaza Matar has long held a strong passion for interior design. Matar seeks to visually integrate the interior with the exterior, whilst reflecting both the personality and individuality of the existing architecture.
Avoiding the clichéd spring-time floral look, Matar and the team instead went for a butterfly theme. Using canvas, paper laser-cut 3D butterflies, flowers and fashion from the store, Matar combined nature, art and fashion to create this stunning display.
Natoof began as the dream of Mariam Bin Natoof, a designer specialising in paper and graphic design. The company looks to blend Arabic calligraphy and English typeface to create a unique identity, integrating the two cultures into their design approaches, concepts and production