Chelsea College of Arts – short courses in DUBAI!

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The well known Chelsea College of Arts has come to Dubai and offers a range of Interior Design related short courses. The classes are taught by London-based tutors, all of whom are practicing industry professionals.

The courses run in February, May and October. There are still an array of courses with openings left for the October Semester. Join me for the freehand sketching class!

 

Interior Design Price Dates
The Principles of Interior Design – One (5 Days) £1625 (9,535AED) 10 – 14 October 2014
The Principles of Interior Design – Two (5 Days) £1625 (9,535AED) 16 – 20 October 2014
Developing Specialist skills
Freehand Perspective Drawing(3 Evenings) £815 (4,782AED) 10 – 12 October 2014
Lighting Design Concepts (3 Days) £895 (5,251AED) 11 – 13 October 2014
Starting an Interior Design Business(3 Evenings) £815 (4,782AED) 14 – 16 October 2014
Bespoke Furniture Design (4 Days) £1295 (7,598AED) 14 – 17 October 2014
Textiles for Interiors(1 Day) £395 (2,317AED) 10 October 2014
Colour for Interiors(1 Day)* £395 (2,317AED) 15 October 2014

*new course for this session!

Register online soon as spots are filling up.

Stay Inspired!

~Laura of Arabia~

Value Added – Original Design

Downtown Design Dubai 2014

The second edition of Interior Design fair Downtown Design in just around the corner. With lasts years success behind, local designers are looking forward to another rewarding event. The whole design industry is chatting about whats next for Dubai and a series of design talks lead by Downtown Design are helping the discussion. While I can “preach to the converted” easily, it can be difficult to encourage a client to spend wisely on quality design. In the end, talking and educating designers, clients, contractors and even the general public helps to bring quality and design to the forefront of a projects vision.

Original Talks by Downtown Design, D3, Gaggenau, Sicis and Louis Poulsen. Held at Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz Dubai.

Original Talks by Downtown Design, D3, Gaggenau, Sicis and Louis Poulsen. Held at Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz Dubai.

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Lady Tina Green for LALIQUE Maison

Lady Tina Green & Pietro Mingarelli Designers of Lalique Home Collection as well as yachts and private residences for an exclusive list of clientele.

Lady Tina Green & Pietro Mingarelli Designers of Lalique Home Collection as well as yachts and private residences for an exclusive list of clientele.

Power woman Lady Tina Green wears every hat; businesswoman, yacht design specialist, furniture designer, wealthiest woman in the UK, billionaires wife and mother of four.

Green is wife of Sir Philip Green, who owns the Arcadia Group encompassing Top Shop, Top Man, Miss Selfridge among others, as well as British Home Stores. She is now an Interior and product designer for Lalique Maison with a range of exclusive and highly successful projects to her name. At the moment she is designing the Rene Lalique Hotel in Wingen-sur-Moder in France as well as a varied portfolio of luxury homes and yachts.

LALIQUE Maison collection

LALIQUE Maison collection

Lady Tina Green recently visited Dubai with her business partner Pietro Mingarelli to launch an exclusive line of Furniture, linens and accessories in collaboration with luxury giant LALIQUE. I had the privilege of interviewing them to learn more about the collection, their luxury lifestyle and international clientele.

Lalique Maison Masque de Femme Backgammon set in black leather croco print with clear crystal (current list price $14,000)

Lalique Maison Masque de Femme Backgammon set in black leather croco print with clear crystal (current list price $14,000)

The design team met when they were both contracted to do a yacht project and haven’t separated since. With their ever growing business the team has created a stunning collection of turnkey homes and yachts, many within the LALIQUE portfolio. Taking 4 years to complete each yacht, the team fly’s around the world by private jet to check on details, manufacturing and quality of each and every element through its process from New York, Jaipur to Germany and Italy.

Green and Mingarelli Designed Private residence "Lalique House" London Master Bedroom. Photo credit Mike Burns

Green and Mingarelli Designed Private residence “Lalique House” London Master Bedroom. Photo credit Mike Burns

Green and Mingarelli Designed Private residence "Lalique House" London Dressing Room. Photo credit Mike Burns

Green and Mingarelli Designed Private residence “Lalique House” London Dressing Room. Photo credit Mike Burns

Lady Tina Green’s favorite finish in her new collection is a rich, high gloss navy lacquered ebony wood veneer. As for her evidently classic black and Ivory color scheme chosen for most of her collection and properties, Green states that the palette is timeless and tireless, inspired by the classics of Coco Chanel and Rene Lalique. Her collection is precious and collectible with each piece individually numbered and certified by LALIQUE.

Green and Mingarelli Designed Private residence "Lalique House" London Living Room. Photo credit Mike Burns

Green and Mingarelli Designed Private residence “Lalique House” London Living Room. Photo credit Mike Burns

Green and Mingarelli Design Private residence "Lalique House" in London, Dining Room. Photo credit Mike Burns

Green and Mingarelli Design Private residence “Lalique House” in London, Dining Room. Photo credit Mike Burns

Drawing inspiration from the original designs of René Lalique, the collection is a masterpiece of exquisite handcrafted home accessories and bed linens, creating a timeless mix of traditional and contemporary with a minimalist and elegant palette. Precise craftsmanship of specialist artisans, the finest cabinet makers, craftsmen from Italy and France and the finest daring expertise of LALIQUE glass-masters whom ensure the esteemed “LALIQUE France” signature endures as a statement of authenticity, quality and luxury, respected and admired by discerning connoisseurs worldwide.

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