Shweta Parida

Shweta Parida

Shweta Parida

Shweta Parida is the editor of Commercial Interior Design (CID), a business publication for the interior design industry in the MENA region.

She took on this role at the start of 2018 following her move to Dubai. Prior to this, Shweta had been at the helm of a number of design, architecture and lifestyle titles at Singapore Press Holdings.

She holds a degree in hotel management from SHATEC, Mass Communications from the Management Development Institute of Singapore as well as editing and editorial management qualification from Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore.

She enjoys reading and writing about design and architecture from around the world.

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The region’s product design sector, an integral part of the interior design ecosystem, continues to thrive on the back of ground-breaking ideas, nod to heritage, and a new impetus to the discipline by way of academic and industry initiatives that have a strong focus on the subject. We round up 20 must-know product designers from across the region