We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2018 CID Awards, which will take place on Wednesday, September 19 at the Joharah Ballroom in the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai,UAE. This year we have received 420 submissions across 18 categories from 114 companies throughout the region. Over the coming week, we will be releasing the names of the finalists in all the categories.
Interior Design of the Year: Bars & Clubs category:
Le Petite Belge, Motor City by Creneau International
Inspired by Belgium, Creneau’s La Petite Belge bar located in Dubai’s Motor City neighbourhood, has an industrial look and includes an interactive back bar display which rotates every hour to showcase the drinks on offer. The tanned leather furniture offer a sense of warmth to the colour palette, contrasting with the monochrome wall graphics.
Zale Beach Club by HBA
The Zale Beach Club at the new The Wave Kempinski Hotel in Muscat is inspired by an Omani coastal village, utilising earthy and tribal design elements. Complete with open-air spaces as well as loungers and cabanas, the beach club also features a sunken fire pit seating – all combined for layered seating options. The material palette includes bamboo, rope ceilings, Arabesque suspended lanterns, solid teak furniture, as well as clay urns and coconut palm fiber woven seating.
Inner City Zoo by Broadway Interiors
Inner City Zoo is a new nightlife at the Rixos Premium Dubai in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), complete with an edgy interior design concept with a strong focus on sound and lighting. The space features hexagonal screens on the ceiling, with the shape becoming the DNA of the overall interior concept. The shape is reproduced in the portholes in the doors and even in the bathroom tiling. The club is an open plan and free-flowing space with consideration given to movement and visibility. Dance podiums underpinned by the cage, articulate the edge of the main dance floor, and are made from bush-hammered marble for elegance and practicality for the dancers.
Seventy Seventy by LW Design
Seventy Seventy is a 70’s-inspired bar and lounge which takes its design cues from the music, fashion, and style of the late 19th century era. Creating a somewhat nostalgic feel, it includes an intimate bar clad in oak timber panels with soft curves highlighted with discreet low-level lighting. Danish design classics are clustered in small groups on the black slate floor, layered with wool & sisal rugs. Recessed shelving displays a collection of old transistor radios, vintage vinyls & gramophone players. A stand up bar sits discreetly in the corner to further emphasise a relaxed residential atmosphere.
2WEEKS by Rabih Geha Architetcs
An experiential nightclub in Beirut, 2WEEKS by Rabih Geha Architects overlooks Beirut’s sea port and is based on the concept of “containment without caging”. A webbed black steel shell envelopes the majority of the club where the main bar, DJ booth and seating areas lie. The outside of the shell interacts with the indoor space through a mesh divider. While the exterior of the space remains raw, with damaged walls and steel casing, the interior is luxurious and glamorous using velvet, marble and brass furnishings to create a contrast to the overall industrial venue.
Toro & KO by Bishop Design
Set over two levels, Toro + Ko allows visitors to travel both visually and physically between its differing spatial interiors. Transitions between interior and exterior also allows for the space to open up and become more versatile. The ground floor has an urban chic feel with an open-kitchen while metal staircase leads to the upper level where subtle tones of cerulean and cocoa play off against each other for a more retro and laid-back vibe, complete with a long bar and DJ station. A diversifying arrangement of furniture, walls and flooring finishes make up the eclectic interiors.