Design

Day 5 in our week-long series with Mosaique’s Lama Qaddumi-Shahin

In the fifth installment of our exclusive series of business advice from Lama, she reveals how she chose Mosaique’s first range of products, and if she had to learn from mistakes along the way…     All items from Mosaique, Nation Towers, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi Due to my professional training in interior design, I […]

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Design

Day 4: A week with Mosaique’s Lama Qaddumi-Shahin

  Today Lama answers an important question from one of readers: “How did you plan to compete with the big retail chains in the malls?” – Jemma White, from Dubai. We never started out to compete with the big retail chains; I saw a growing demand in the market for unusual, eclectic pieces and I […]

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Design

Day 3: A week with Mosaique’s Lama Qaddumi-Shahin

Today Lama highlights key qualities vital for entrepreneurs launching a business this year…   Hard work and persistence are key in any endeavor you start out to do. However, in 2016, with the increased awareness and competition in the market, it is important to ascertain your key strengths and capitalise on those as you set yourself apart […]

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Design, Home Decor

Day 1: A week with Mosaique’s Lama Qaddumi-Shahin

Mosaique has become one of Abu Dhabi’s best boutiques for carefully curated home accessories and gifts. Every day this week interior designer and founder Lama Qaddumi-Shahin gives other retail entrepreneurs advice on starting up a business and building a brand, drawing upon her own insights, experiences and business model. In the first of the series, […]

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News

Dubai’s latest award-winning design concept

On the lookout for the “next big thing” in furniture design emerging from the Emirates, DesignFix caught up with Mishaal Marchant, whose Weave lounge chair recently won the Contemporary Furniture Design competition at the Index International Design Exhibition 2016.  “At the core, a design should be seen as a solution, and a solution is beautiful if it’s […]

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News

Meet Tashkeel’s new designers for 2016/17

The news: The prestigious art and design organisation Tashkeel has selected four creatives who will spend the next nine months working to develop their own products for the 2016/17 Tanween Design Programme. The distinguished select committee included Tashkeel founder and director Lateefa bint Maktoum, co-producer of research initiative

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Home Decor

Spotlight on Tuareg Carpets

We’ve been noticing a trend recently of Tuareg carpets. That is, if traditional carpets that have been made for generations can be referred to as a “trend.” Named after the Tuareg people, nomads that inhabit Saharan North Africa, the hand-woven rugs are made of dwarf palm tree fibers, camel hair and leather strips and were […]

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News

Sneak Peek: Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

Earlier this month, DesignFix got a sneak peek at the new Anantara Resort in Salalah, Oman. The property is set to open this September. For centuries, Salalah was an important port city for trade in frankincense and silk. The new hotel has been built just adjacent the Al Baleed archaeological resort, the remains of an 8th […]

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Design, News

Design Mission Italia

With prestigious buyers such as Studio HBA, Perkins & Will, Damac, Nakheel and Meydan, and big names in manufacturing like Atlas Concorde, Kartell, Rubelli and Zucchetti, Milan’s latest industry event, Design Mission Italia, connected the finest brands from the IMEA region with leading Italian suppliers across the home decor and design sectors. It’s aim to “bring Italian design to […]

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Entertain

Create beautiful table settings for Iftar

During the Holy Month of Ramadan we’re spending a lot more quality time with friends and family, cooking together and inviting our loved ones over for nutritious meals to break the fast with. At DesignFix, we turned to Jordanian company Silsal Design House for a contemporary Arabesque dinnerware set to lay the table for this […]

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