Recently established design firm SAY Studio has announced the appointment of Teekall Mair-Macfarlane as its new Associate Director, who will be heading its F&B and retail departments.
Say Studio has set its sights to widen its offering in the market, operating in Dubai and London, with Teekall’s role focusing on building the firm’s F&B and retail presence, while continuing to strengthen the connection between its Dubai and London studios.
Teekall has over 11 years of professional experience within the interior design industry. Having moved from London to Dubai, he has worked for some of the world’s largest companies, including Gensler. He also managed his own boutique studio in London’s up and coming Elephant & Castle district.
He has worked on a variety of projects, from large scale shopping centres, to independent, high-end restaurant schemes.
“I have always had strong ties in the region, working heavily on interiors such as the Al Maryah Centre shopping centre in Abu Dhabi. It’s great to be in here on a more permanent basis after visiting several times. I am really looking forward to being part of SAY Studio’s journey as they continue to grow and diversify,” Teekall said.
He continued: “I am keen to bring my collaborative approach to SAY Studio at this exciting time of their expansion. I believe drawing inspiration from different sectors is key when designing interiors, graphics and branding for not just engaging spaces but successful experiences.”
“We are delighted to have such a high caliber designer with such a strong pedigree join our team. We have always known that the key to successfully entering in to new sectors is to have the expertise in-house. Teekall has been refining his craft in one of the world’s most competitive markets for over a decade, so we are looking forward to seeing what fresh ideas he will bring,” said Matthew Sexton, managing director and partner at SAY Studio.
SAY Studio is co-founded by Sexton and Laila Al-Yousuf, who previously worked together at Perkins+Will’s Dubai office.