The forum was held at the W Hotel and was buzzing in capacity with designers, architects and industry professionals all discussing the latest projects and products to the MENA region. These were some of the key discussions from the day.Read More
Next week our design director Amyas Wade will be speaking at INDEX Design 2018 in Dubai, on Wednesday 28th March.
Amyas will be part of an expert panel discussing market trends. The talks is entitled “1/JBR… Boxpark… Rove… is Dubai undergoing a fundamental shift in the type of design aesthetic and environment that sells?”
INDEX Design 2018 will be on from Monday 26th March to Thursday 29th March 2018 in the Sheikh Saeed Halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and will bring together leading retailers, interior designers and architects.
Amyas’ talk will be on from 12:30-13:30. We hope you can join us.
We are pleased to say that Bandol has made the finals at the Pinterest UK Interior Awards for Best Restaurant Design.
Pinterest invited us to put the project forward as it has been trending so much on the social network. It’s exciting to have our project recognised for inspiring others.
See our Pinterest boards and the inspiration behind the project: pinterest.co.uk/kinnersleykentdesign
We’re pleased to say that ABC Verdun, the new store we designed for Lebanon’s oldest department store, has been shortlisted for a prestigious INDEX Architecture & Design Award in the Best Retail Design Category.
This follows recent press coverage of the department store by Archilovers in Italy, Architizer in USA, LoveThatDesign.com in UAE, Retail Design World in UK and Retail Design Blog. The project will also appear in this month's issue of A1 Retail Magazine.
The INDEX award winners will be announced on Tuesday 27th March at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Please wish us luck!
We're excited to announce that The Fold’s flagship store has opened at 28 Cadogan Place, London.
The Fold is a contemporary new label that champions and inspires the modern, professional woman. Initially an online only brand, the new flagship offers The Fold another way to serve and connect with its loyal customer base.
We worked with The Fold to create something that is much more than just a shop. The flagship is a true home for the brand; a hard-working, stylish and multi-functional space with the look and feel of a members’ club.
We turned the idea of a ‘store’ on its head. The flagship does what the clothes do, taking the customer from 9am to 9pm. By day, the store serves as a shopping space and gallery, and transforms by night into an events space to host The Fold’s regular calendar of talks and networking events.
The flagship embodies the spirit of the clothes, with clean contemporary lines and a strong sense of individuality. Throughout, our all female project team championed British, female-led design, sourcing bespoke materials and artworks from up-and-coming designer-makers. These appear alongside iconic designs and unique furniture and lighting designed by our team, such as the sculptural folded brass pendant lights and sideboard.
More images to come – watch this space.
The new Aloft hotel we designed in Al Ain, UAE, has been attracting a lot of positive attention in the press recently.
To meet cultural expectations in the region, we adapted Aloft's US concept and developed new experiences to meet the UAE's 4-star standard. New concepts we designed include all-day-dining concept Olive Tree; new VIP suites, and The Rooftop – the only rooftop pool bar in Al Ain.
Loving Dubai have described the hotel as “The best thing to happen to Al Ain this year”, while Ahlan magazine said “The rooftop pool area will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a hip hotel in LA”.
The project has been covered by a number of publications across five countries. These include Archilovers, Architizer, A1 Retail Magazine, DesignMENA, Dubai Forum, Retail Design Blog, SPACE Magazine, LoveThatDesign.com and AecCafe.com.
Our partner Jill Higgins has joined the judging panel for the Retail Design Student Awards.
Participating colleges include Ravensbourne, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Westminster, Manchester Metropolitan University and London Metropolitan University. The students will tackle live briefs from KFC, Kingfisher and Red or Dead, supported by retail design industry leaders.
All the shortlisted entries will be displayed at Retail Design Expo 2018 at Olympia London this May. The winners will be announced on day one, on Wednesday the 2nd of May.
Good luck to all the students taking part!