Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Between 2006 and 2008, there was a major boom that transformed Dubai into one of the most interesting cities from an architectural and urbanistic point of view. Also, Dubai has one of the most recognized interior design industries in the world where super-tall buildings meet a craving desire for luxury interiors. In such a lively context as this, CovetED selected the top 20 interior designers from Dubai that bring even more glamour and grandeur to this wonderful city with their luxury design projects!
1 – 4Space Interior Design
Armed with a profound understanding of the unique challenges of luxury design within Dubai, 4Space strives to meet them with the unparalleled knowledge and skills of a multi-talented team of professionals. Led by major partners Amjad Hourieh and Firas Alsahin, this firm has become one of the region’s most respected, with more than 15 years of industry experience – in retail, hospitality and commercial spaces, or residential and living spaces.
2 – Aedas Interiors
Aedas Interiors is an international firm that brings out the best of two different worlds – architecture and interior design. Part of the Aedas Group, Aedas Interiors focuses on offering a comprehensive range of interior design services that go from corporate to residential and hospitality. The firm’s numbers are impressive since it has been awarded several times, been featured in various projects around the world and counts 1,400 creative minds that create world-class design solutions with a deep social and cultural understanding of the communities they design for.
3 – ANARCHITECT
ANARCHITECT is a multiple award-winning Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design practice based in Dubai and London that specializes in delivering bespoke projects for design-driven private and corporate clients globally. Their diverse portfolio of built work spans residential, leisure, hospitality, workplace and culture throughout the Middle-East, Europe, Asia and Africa. Founded in 2013, the practice manifests architecture across diverse scales of design with superlative craft, detail and materiality.
4 – Artizan Interior Design
Artizan Interior Design is a firm from Dubai that embodies the true spirit of design excellence. Known for its commercial and hospitality projects, Artizan brings together the research and implementation of technological advancement while meeting the deadlines to deliver an efficient service to a growing global market. This being said, prepare yourself for beautiful ambiences and inspiring settings.
5 – Belhasa Interiors
Belhasa Interiors is a leading, sustainability-principled and versatile interior design studio based in Dubai. Part of one of the largest and most diversified holding groups in the region, Belhasa Interiors has leveraged its vast in-house resources to lead the design and execution of over 50 high-profile residential, commercial and governmental clients and over 200 projects region-wide such as The Chocolate Bar in Mercato Mall, Studio 8 at Dubai Mall Fashion Avenue, Moneykicks headquarters and booths at SoleDXB, the Ministry of Justice Innovation Center and Ras Al Khaimah Police Station.
6 – Bishop Design
Founded by Paul Bishop in 2004, Bishop Design LLC has continuously completed projects spread across the entire MENA region and the world. It is through the studio’s execution of well-planned design solutions, extensive expertise of product knowledge and costs along with the dedicated coordination and supervision, that their portfolio holds hundreds of successfully executed worldwide projects.
7 – Bluehaus Group
Bluehaus Group is a leading design consultancy firm holding multi-disciplined Architectural Design, Interior Design and Engineering Design consultancy skills that delivers experience and innovation to partners and customers. With 15 years of experience, the renowned consultancy firm has grown steadily through a repeat business strategic model by building lasting relationships with renowned global and local organizations and their brands across the Middle East, Africa and the wider globe.
8 – Cherwell
Bespoke design products and furnishings are what make an interior design project unique. This is what Cherwell, a highly-active company in the design district of Dubai, does best. Its design team specializes in designing the spaces and creating custom-made furnishings for residential contexts. Cherwell makes bespoke furniture for every room of the home or office, but they are renowned for their beautiful kitchens, dressing rooms and specialist joinery.
9 – Diane Thorsen/Perkins + Will
Leading the creative design direction and managing the design process at Perkins + Will, Diane Thorsen remains the creative force behind the studio’s Dubai office, which she established in 2010 together with Steven Charlton. Her designs for the international workplace, hospitality and mixed-use developments, display attention to detail, a love of local art and quality of craftsmanship. Her award-winning work and design approach is informed by sustainability, holistic, innovative project delivery and user-centric design and research.
10 – Falcon Interior Decoration
Falcon Interior Decoration is a leading Interior Design and Fit-out Contracting company based in Dubai with an exceptional reputation for providing innovative, quality and extraordinary designs and services across all interior design and fit-out solutions such as commercial, hospitality, residential and joinery. They provide complete turnkey solutions providing hassle-free services to clients from planning and designing to project execution and authority approvals. They can handle every single aspect of any interior fit-out project so that you don’t need to run around to find different materials or suppliers of various products you want in your project.
11 – HBA
HBA, or Hirsch Bedner and Associates, is one of the leading design firms in the luxury hospitality industry. They create the signature looks of today’s luxury brands, independent contemporary boutique hotels, urban resort spas, world-class residences, restaurants and casinos. HBA’s international presence, depth of experience and detailed industry knowledge enables its designers to identify interior design trends at their source, make definitive predictions about new directions and innovations, and influenced sign standards at a global level. They are located across the globe, which includes the exciting grounds of Dubai.
12 – IDC Insignia
IDC Insignia, responsible for a series of projects in the Middle East and Europe for private, commercial, corporate and product design, offers tailor-made bespoke design solutions, consultancy services and furniture supply. The firm makes sure that all their products own a distinguished signature of luxury glam and sparkle, whether it concerns furniture, finishes or fabrics.
13 – Justin Wells
Justin Wells is a registered architect with in excess of 20 years of experience in award-winning projects across all sectors of architecture and interior design in the Middle East, South-East Asia and Australia. His efforts in building relationships with clients, authorities and professional colleagues over 20 years, have ensured that he has been able to draw upon a vast diversity of Architectural and ID typologies for his career to date. His penchant for Leisure Architecture, Hotels, F&B, Residential and Interior Design has seen expansive travel over a lifetime to provide an understanding of global trends and retrospective influences.
14 – Luxury Antonovich
Luxury Antonovich Design is a luxury interior design and interior architecture studio in Dubai. Using brilliant taste and a touch of luxury, they are experts in interior fit-out works, joinery, furniture and furnishing, and provide turnkey projects to prime residential, commercial sectors, palaces and high-profile residences.
15 – Nikki Bisiker/Da Fonseca Design
Da Fonseca Design is run by its founder and lead designer, Nikki Bisiker Da Fonseca. This design studio is supported by a core team of experienced and talented Interior and Architectural professionals dedicated to offering the highest quality design solutions. One of the things you will notice just by looking at any project by Da Fonseca Design is the use of nothing but the best materials and finishes on their projects. Everything looks exactly how it is supposed to be, and there is always a sense of organized luxury.
16 – Pallavi Dean
Pallavi Dean is one of the UAE’s most promising interior designers. As an Associate with Godwin Austen Johnson in Dubai, she’s has worked on a range of high-profile commercial and hospitality projects across the region. Her work was recognized in 2010 when she won the CID Middle East Young Interior Designer of the Year Award. Pallavi is an active member of the UAE design community, writing for industry publications, organizing events and mentoring students.
17 – Sneha Divias Atelier
Born in Portugal, Sneha Divias holds a Master Degree in Architecture from the Lusiada University of Porto and specialized in Interior Design at New York University. Having worked on projects globally with renowned architecture and design consultants in Lisbon and Dubai prior to founding the Atelier, Sneha Divias helms the firm with true entrepreneurial vision. Within a short span of branching out on her own, Divias has quickly established herself as a designer with one of the most diverse portfolios of built projects.
18 – VSHD Design
The award-winning VSHD Design studio was founded by interior architect and managing director Rania Hamed. VSHD Design has carried out projects all over the world from Europe to the United States, as well as in the Middle East. In her elegant and refined interiors, the designer brings together contemporary design and resolutely classic and minimalist contexts.
19 – XBD Collective
Architecture and interior design have never been far from each other and, with XBD Collective, that bond gets even stronger. XBD Collective is a multi-disciplinary organization that provides unique solutions for residential, commercial and hospitality projects with an unmistakable, exclusive touch. Brought to you by Ellen Søhoel, Lee Nellis and a wonderful team of experienced professionals, this firm makes it beautiful both in and outdoors.
20 – Zen Interiors
At Zen Interiors, they believe that clients deserve the smartest solutions. When it comes to creating stunning spaces, they offer an unbeatable combination of flexibility, durability and affordability. They are passionate about superior products and professional services and aim to deliver perfect results – each time, and for every client. Just as they cater to specific styles, tastes, budgets and deadlines, you can count on their expertise and experience at all stages, from concept to creation and completion.
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