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The Best of Middle East & Africas (Hospitality)

The International Hotel & Property Awards 2021:

Designsmith Make The Shortlist

The Bowl One restaurant in Dubai International Finance Centre offers healthy food from organic produce and sustainable processes, and it is this that formed the seed for the design concept. The client also wanted the space to be an extension of her spunky, entrepreneurial spirit, and so Designsmith stepped in to create interiors that were contemporary yet timeless with modern details.

Shortlisted for Restaurant – Africas & Middle East, and Restaurant – Global

Designer in Profile: Vera Dieckmann of  XO Atelier

2020 Winner of Restaurant – Global

How would you describe your personal interior design style?

My interior design style can be defined as modern and minimalistic with sleek, elegant elements.

I love it when a design appears structured and linear, with geometrical elements, but from another perspective gives you a completely different experience…

Look Back At 2018

The overall brief was to design the most exquisite cocktail bar unlike anything seen before in Dubai. A massive golden sculpture reminiscent of a golden nugget hangs above the bar. The shimmering textured walls, combination of bronze and gold metals, lighting effects and even dark parquet flooring with gold dust ingrained are all part of modern interpretation of Arabic luxury inspired by the riches and surrounding landscapes of Dubai, a place to showcase some of the world’s most exquisite cocktails.

Gold on 27 – Burj Al Arab by Keane Brands
2018 BAR/CLUB/LOUNGE – GLOBAL WINNER

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