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July 2011

Bagno Design opens new showroom in Abu Dhabi
RAK Ceramics opens 3,800 square foot showroom in Sharjah
MKV Design refurbishes the historic Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern
APID launches product design competition at Festival of Interior Design
Video: Assembly of crescent on world’s largest clock tower in Makkah
UK accounts for 25% of RAK Ceramics global bathware sales
GCC interior design spend to exceed $56.9bn in 2011
In Pictures: The Pink Swan Project
Agatha wins at WAN Lighting awards 2011
UAE among the top expensive places to live in the Middle East
Sandcrawler receives the International Architecture Award for 2011
Wadi Rum resort in Jordan wins award
RAK Ceramics named UAE Superbrand for 2011
Zumtobel lighting at Zaha Hadid exhibition
Aldar receives Estidama approval for three projects
International designer brands at INDEX K&B
Beirut Terraces releases iPad app
Dubai has most hotels under construction in the world
In Pictures: Star Wars invades Dubai
In Pictures: GE Lighting event
GE Lighting opens dedicated distribution centre in the Middle East
Shubbak Festival in London to celebrate Arabic culture
Light Middle East to focus on role of green technology
RAK Ceramics and International Ceramic City join hands
In Pictures: Nothing cardboard office interiors
Eco-friendly bathware saves 33% more water
Greenline Interiors wins four projects in KSA
In Pictures: The Tree Hotel
Pharrell Williams to open eco-treehouse resource centre

June 2011

RAK Ceramics to showcase products at the Marseille Fair 2011
Spas and saunas by KLAFS
Golden table by Roberto Coin available in Dubai
Deadline for WAN Interior+Furniture design award nears
Autodesk available on Apple OS in the UAE
Oman EcoHouse design competition launched
Constructakons shows construction vehicles in new light
Video games to help with architecture and interior design
Heriot-Watt Dubai launches interior design course
Designers for Young Creative Entrepreneur Award wanted
Designer bus shelters now in Italy
In Pictures: The transparent concept airplane
Domotex to take advantage of $500bn construction spend in Middle East
World’s largest lighting installation by LG
RAK Ceramics develops products with European design houses
Jacob Sardini to host interior design masterclasses
In Pictures: Objects of Desire launch party
Philippe Starck-designed luxury apartments in India wins award
FRIENDS star would have been an interior designer if not an actor
Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre awards launched
Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi shortlisted for the WAN Hotel of the Year 2011
APID encourages UAE-wide participation in the first FoID
Raw materials put through strict checks by RAK Ceramics
American hardwood chosen for V&A London Design Festival 2011
Burj Khalifa’s Sky Lobbies now open to the public
Winner of LG Conceptualife 2011 lands internship with Dubai-based X-Architects
Video: Steve Jobs to build spaceship-like campus for Apple in Cupertino
Video: Harry and Camila, Babylon vases designers, Dedon
THE FITOUT wins two projects in Abu Dhabi worth over AED 14 million
In Pictures: Once Upon a Tile
Video: Abu Dhabi 2011 film goes viral
Lighting Association confirms involvement with INDEX Lighting 2011
Dubai-based THE FITOUT completes Turkmenistan’s president’s palace
Jotun Paints re-launches improved Woodshield range of wood coating
First Estidama Five Pearl rating given to Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre
First international event in Netherlands for design and lifestyle bloggers
A fusion design at the Six Senses spa at Hotel Missoni Kuwait
Laura Ashley opens new store in Dubai Mall
RAK Ceramics marks 20th anniversary with discounts for customers
Inaugural Dubai Design Summit to be held in 2012
World Interiors Day celebrates green design by students in UAE

May 2011

Student competition at Light Middle East to promote innovation and eco-consciousness
In Pictures: LEGO Burj Khalifa
RAK Ceramics to present at 2011 Project Lebanon
In Pictures: Clerkenwell Design Week
Finasi launches the Armani/Dada Checkers kitchen in Dubai
Zen Interiors launches Galeri collection
Jacob Sardini and APID to celebrate World Interiors Day with student designs
Global economy affecting design and architecture in the Middle East
Panasonic Marketing Middle East to be USGBC LEED certified
Wood Architectural Works interior design showroom opens at The Pearl-Qatar
UAE-based Greenline Yacht Interiors wins at World SuperYacht Awards in London
Designer uses 65,000 rubber bands and takes 336 hours to build exclusive chair
Hotel designs need to change, says industry chief
Research project to create world’s first Gulf Encyclopedia for Sustainable Urbanism
GCC interior fit-out sector to grow 40% in 2011
The Total Office opens new LEED-rated showroom in Dubai
Qatar Green Building Council to host USGBC LEED workshop
The Office Exhibition 2011 inaugurated by UAE Minister of Education
Innovative kitchen and bathroom products at INDEX Dubai
Retail interior and fit-out over $640 million in the GCC IN 2011
Young Collectors auction to take place in Dubai

April 2011

Technology and design at Milan Design Week 2011
Flooring industry showing positive trends
Handle maker Olivari celebrates turning a century
CIFF – Office Show 2011 looks at green design
In Pictures: S*uce Bench community project
Dorma launches Interior Division in Dubai
Christie MicroTiles receives Eco Design honours

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