2015 has been a breakthrough year for Pallavi Dean and the firm she founded, Pallavi Dean Interiors. It blazed a trail at Dubai Design District, becoming one of the first companies to move in and turn on the lights. Along the way it picked up a string of awards to hang on the walls and, more importantly, a small team of brilliant designers. Flagship projects include the new Delano and Yotel! hotels on Palm Jumeirah with IFA Hotels and Resorts, while East Africa became a second home for Pallavi, where she’s creating a new generation of hotels, apartments and offices that are setting new benchmarks for design in Tanzania and Uganda.