With retail playing an integral role in elevating Dubai on the global stage, leading retail architecture firm, Design International launched their own international journey in a hard back edition of “Motion Buildings, Meeting Places” at their office in the Design District in the presence of clients, media and local dignitaries.
The book highlights key take home design messages by the partners at Design International who take us back down memory lane when Design International began and how over the years the founding partners have transformed the standard design of shopping malls and buildings into functional and yet unique immersive environments.
Paul Molle talks about the value of differences and how different cultural and artistic influences during his travels shaped the way he looks at evolving retail spaces. In the following chapter, Lucio Guerra talks about his creative journey and designing and constructing buildings as solid as rocks but at the same time as flexible and fluid as water.
Chapter four sees Davide Padoa talking about creativity and design culture and how he ventured into the world of architecture and design, from working in a design firm and teaching architecture in University in Jakarta.
The Partners have worked in different parts of the world with a work ethic that is founded on international experience and local knowledge and hence Design International today has a diverse team looking after projects in multiple countries.
The book highlights the vision of Design international with their portfolio of projects. The book particularly aims to inspire young students, architects and ambitious designers into following their passion and creativity for future success.
Originally founded in Toronto, Canada in 1965, Design International is now headquartered in London, with offices in Milan, Shanghai and Dubai. It works across six integrated divisions: Architecture, Master planning, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Landscape Design, and Graphic Design.
By, Shereen Shabnam, Editor In Chief, Executive Women