Straight from the designer 

We asked different interior designers from across the globe their opinion on different topics & over the course of the months, they will provide a unique insight into their design perspectives. Here are some of the interior designers that will be featured: 

Lamia Benhida
Interior Designer
Lamia began her career with art preparatory school in Paris which lead her to “Ecole des Beaux-arts de Lyon” where she experimented many artistic materials and explored different ways of being creative. 3 years later, she graduated from Paris Itecom Arts & Design school, in interior design and scenography specialty.

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Paul Bishop
Interior Designer 
Paul is the Founder of Bishop Design LLC. He oversees all of the Hospitality, Retail and Commercial Projects & the day to day running of the Design Studio. Paul has found his unique Interior Design creations being constructed all over the Middle East and has continued to do so since starting Bishop Design LLC. 

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Pooja Solanki
Interior Designer 
Pooja Solanki is an interior designer turned lifestyle blogger living in Dubai. After a successful career in interior designing and working as senior designer and consultant, she founded p.s interiors in 2010 to provide high-end design, development and aesthetically pleasing services to discerning clients. 

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Sneha Divias
Director - Architect 
Sneha specialized in Interior Design at New York University and worked at Atelier Nini Andrade Silva in Lisbon and LW Design in Dubai. Sneha has worked on renowned projects such as the Taj Hotel Business Bay, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi and Raffles Shenzhen and boutique hotel projects Hotel Figueira in Lisbon, Bog Hotel in Bogota and Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal.
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Pallavi Dean
Design Director
Pallavi is the founder and creative force behind Pallavi Dean Interiors, described by Architectural digest "One of the hottest boutique design companies in the UAE”. The firm has an international portfolio spanning three continents, flagship projects include the new Delano in Dubai, Paramount Hotels and Resorts in Doha.

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Maja Kozel
Principal Designer 
Maja is the passionate and quirky principal designer at Maja Kozel Designs - a UAE-based spatial design studio. Maja has a degree in spatial design from the prestigious Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam the Netherlands. Since 2008 Dubai has been Maja’s home and she worked at P&T Architects and Engineer, Gemaco Interiors and Outcast Interiors. 

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Esra Lemmens
Elevation Expert
Esra Lemmens is an Elevation Expert at her namesake, The Esra Lemmens Agency. Lemmens is a designer, Art director, author, lecturer but moreover a business professional. After receiving degrees in Fine Arts and Design, she focused on developing her career path while collaborating with other designers. She has focused on a growing phenomenon in the design world, distilling her own philosophy, which came to life in her book titled ‘Conceptual Commercialism Commercial Conceptualism’. 

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