Jesper Godsk founded LW Design with Lars Waldenstrom and Morten Hansen back in 1999. The company has since established itself as one of the leading interior design firms in the Middle East, with a focus on hotel, restaurant, and bar design. With offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, São Paulo, and London, the firm now employs more than 140 staff worldwide.
The LW Design team (pictured) picked up this year’s CID Award for the Interior Design Firm of the Year, having previously won this prestigious accolade in 2012 and 2014. Rewarding the company for embracing its employees, the judges described the LW team as “the true champions of vision, project control, and creating perfect volumes of space”. The firm’s Dubai office has delivered numerous hospitality projects in the region, including this year’s winner in CID’s hotel category – Le Méridien Beach Resort & Spa in Dubai, as well as Siddharta Lounge at Grosvenor House, and Miyako restuarant at the Hyatt Regency Dubai; Raffles Hotel in Shenzhen, China; and Venu Hotel, Dubai, which will be the first four-star lifestyle hotel brand from operator Jumeirah.