Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes

Highly commended in CID’s 2017 Interior Designer of The Year category, Chris Barnes boasts a portfolio of award-winning, original designs. He has had a major impact on Dubai’s food and beverage scene with projects such as the Lock, Stock and Barrel outlets at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Tecom, and at Rixos Premium; nightclub, Inner City Zoo; restaurant and lounge, Asia Asia; and craft burger bar, Black Tap.

The global creation of the Black Tap brand, for which franchises are currently being developed in the GCC and Europe, is one of the upcoming projects that Barnes is most excited about. Others include an original, boutique ‘Coffee Studio’, which is likely to land in Dubai in mid-2018; a project for a strategic government department in Saudi Arabia, located in Riyadh; and an innovative office design for the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.