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Bright ideas

Michael Anastassiades’ minimalist, utilitarian lighting creations have become major talking points for the way in which they hand creativity back to their user. Recently in Dubai to present the prototypes for Arrangements, his new collection for the Italian brand Flos, the London-based designer took time out to talk inspiration, intimidation and satisfaction with our team. […]

Fine Lines

A counter to the ornamentation of Art Nouveau, the Art Deco style of architecture, design and visual arts might have managed only a brief lifespan, but its impact and influence continue to resonate a century on Emerging in the 1910s and flourishing through the 1920s, Art Deco marked the first architecture-cum-design movement of a global […]

A Work in Progress

The multifaceted Eames Demetrios, director of the Eames Office and grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, visited Dubai mid-November to give a talk at IkonHouse in Al Serkal Avenue on the theme The Value of the Original. He talked to Selections about championing his grandparents’ ideas, designs and philosophy. Anastasia Nysten: Your talk on The […]

Zambian school clinches 2017 Panerai Design Miami/Visionary Award

Collaborative venture in first-time win A collaborative project to construct a school in rural southern Africa has won the 2017 Panerai Design Miami/Visionary Award. The awards, which were established in 2014, recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of design. Supported by Officine Panerai, which was founded in Florence in 1860 […]

A monument to fashion

The new Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakesh pays tribute to one of France’s greatest designers While almost a decade has passed since the death of legendary French ‘créateur’ Yves Saint Laurent, his legacy is still being celebrated, most notably with the recent opening of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakesh. The breathtaking Moroccan […]

Young Architect and Design Program shines a spotlight on the future built environment

With Arch. Season ’17 from SVENM in Dubai Design Week warming up the city for its inaugural Architectural Biennale next year and news that the Sharjah Architecture Triennial will launch in 2019, alongside the high-profile opening of Jean Nouvel’s iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi, the UAE is buzzing with inspiration, ideas and debate on current architectural […]

What to see at Design Miami 2017

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators, and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, Florida, each December and Basel, Switzerland, each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue […]

The Genius of Jean Royère

Design expert Guillaume Cuiry remembers the man whose talent and vision transformed the palaces and hotels of the Middle East Jean Royère (1902-1981) may be known as the “Décorateur à Paris” but his oeuvre influenced many creative industries. His penchant for sensory confidence came to fruition in thousands of drawings, developing iconic pieces such as […]

Louis Moinet: Splitting Seconds

Louis Moinet watches begin with the man who invented them. Born in Bourges, France, in the late 18th century, Moinet enjoyed the fruits of his farming family before distinguishing himself as an intellectual and academic. Initially ruled less by mathematics and science than the arts, Moinet proved an accomplished sculptor, painter and horologist, eventually devoting […]

Roger Dubuis: The Skeleton’s Key

Founded as recently as 1995 by designer Carlos Dias and watchmaker Roger Dubuis, Roger Dubuis produces luxury watches and jewellery for an international market. Dubuis originally set up his own atelier in 1980 – having spent more than a decade producing complications for the Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe and Co. – whereupon he took […]