Bishop Design Associates wins CID firm of the year

Firm praised for 'incredibly stylish' designs

Bishop Design Associates has been named Interior Design Firm of the Year
Bishop Design Associates has been named Interior Design Firm of the Year

Bishop Design Associates has been named Interior Design Firm of the Year at the third annual CID Awards, which took place at the Park Hyatt Dubai on November 15.

The Dubai-headquartered boutique design firm has this year worked on projects ranging from the Mahi Mahi and Le Classique restaurants and Dynasty Zarooni offices, to an ongoing renovation of the Fairmont Dubai.

“Bishop Design Associates is, quite simply, the creator of incredibly stylish designs,” the CID judges commented. “The company creates innovative, inspiring but practical design solutions,” they added.

Peter Bruce, managing partner, AMBB Interiors, provided the following endorsement of the winning firm: “When you walk into an office or development designed by Paul Bishop, you know instantly that an innovative professional and experienced designer has been involved.

“The understated but elegant feel of the surroundings, the attention to detail, and the choice of materials and colours all add up to a design package that the client can be proud to use as an endorsement of their business activities,” he said.

Bishop Design Associates was also highly commended in the Interior Design of the Year: Residential and Interior Design of the Year: Hospitality categories.

“We are amazed to have won. We are so happy,” said Bishop Design Associates design coordinator Linnea Forslund.

“This award is the best award you can get because it is an overall design recognition and we are really pleased.”

The CID Awards were created to celebrate innovative design in the Middle East. The 2009 judging panel consisted of John Alexander Smith, professor and Emeritus chairman of the Department of Interior Design at the American University in Dubai; George Katodrytis, associate professor at the American University of Sharjah’s School of Architecture and Design; Alan McCready, managing director of Al Habtoor ISG; Victoria Redshaw, CEO of the UK-based trend forecasting company, Scarlet Opus; Lu Buchanan, exhibition director of Index; and Sergio Padula, light planning manager at iGuzzini.

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