The Design Community Once Again Celebrates Local Talent At INDEX Design Awards 202216 Jun. 2022
MENA region design innovators and standout projects honoured as winners revealed in 15 hotly contested categories, with a phenomenal number of entries for 2022.
The winners of the 2022 INDEX Design Awards, representing 15 hotly contested categories, were fêted at a who’s who industry ceremony, held last night (15th June 2022) at the Ritz-Carlton, DIFC in Dubai. Hundreds of talented design professionals and teams from around the region entered this year’s awards, making it an almost impossible task for the judges to decide who would be the winning entries.
“This year’s awards entries have been some of the best we have seen, and it is great to see the industry thriving. Having this opportunity to bring together once again over 400 people from the design community in the spirit of celebration is a significant moment for the dmg events team and the regional interiors industry,” said Laura Collinder, Head of Awards Sponsorship, INDEX Design Awards.
Open to interior design, architecture and fit-out companies as well as thought-shaping industry leaders, the annual INDEX Design Awards honours both successes in project innovation and the exceptional people behind some of the region’s most creative designs and projects.
This year’s judging panel brought some of the leading industry experts with Esra Lemmens, Design Strategist & Founder, The Esra Lemmens Agency, Maud Capet, Design Director, ema. interior design, and Nadine Kahil, Cultural Commentator & Interior Journalist making the initial shortlist selection, with all eight judges then scoring each entry individually and anonymously before collectively choosing the category winners.
INDEX DESIGN AWARDS 2022 WINNERS:
F&B Design: 4Space Design, PAPA Dubai
Hotel Design: RSP, Rove Hotel at EXPO 2020
Residential Design: SIE Consultants, Coastal Villas
Retail Design: Kart Group, MRM Store
Office Design: 4Space Design, 4Space Design Office
Fit-out Project: ALEC FITOUT, Mobility Pavilion at EXPO 2020
Healthcare & Wellness Design: Brand Creative, Izil Spa
Lighting Design: Light Func, ND50
Refurbishment Project: Creating Homes Interiors & Contracting, Mediterranean Villa in Jumeirah Islands
Rising Star: Laura Lee, DLR Group Middle East
Concept Design: Kristina Zanic Consultants, JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge
Fit-out Contractor: ALEC FITOUT
Interior Design Company: Kristina Zanic Design Consultants
Boutique Interior Design: Brand Creative
Interior Design Leader: Chris Barnes, Broadway Interiors
The complete line-up of 2022 judges included Christos Passas, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects, Diane Thorsen, Principal - Hospitality and Residential Design Director, Gensler, Indu Varanasi, Founder & Director, IRD Design, Joakim de Rham, Co-founder & CEO, Swiss Bureau Interior Design & Build, Kevin Mclachlan, CCO / Founder, Nomadk, Khuan Chew, Founder & Principal Designer, KCA International, Laura Bielecki, Group Design Director, Ellington Properties, Pooja Shah-Mulani, Design Director, LW Design.
The event was supported by VitrA Bathrooms, Platinum Sponsor, Presto, Gold Sponsor, Trend Group, Gold Sponsor, Casa Milano, Gold Sponsor, Jaquar Group, Gold Sponsor, Huda Lighting, Silver Sponsor, NGC Nafees, Silver Sponsor, Cosentino, Bronze Sponsor, Duravit, Bronze Sponsor, Al Subaiha Furniture, Bronze Sponsor and Emkay Interiors, Fit-Out Partner.