Chris Barnes founded his Dubai-based company in 1999. He has created some of the most successful food and beverage projects in the region such as Lock, Stock and Barrel and Asia Asia with outlets in both Dubai and Russia, as well as the popular New York-origin burger and milkshake chain, Black Tap, designing all its seven outlets throughout the GCC, a further two in Europe, and more in the pipeline. His commercial portfolio lists high profile projects such as the innovative Gold LEED-certified RTA Headquarters and award-winning projects such as the sustainable TME showroom, the progressive KHDA Headquarters and the DP World headquarters. Most recently, he has completed the refurbishment of Abu Dhabi Tourism’s headquarters as well as delivering new projects such as the new offices of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and the Crank Fitness Studio.
At the 2017 Commercial Interior Design Awards, he was honoured with the Highly Commended recognition in the Interior Designer of the Year category. With offices in the Philippines, the firm has plans to expand their presence in Asia. In the works are F&B projects in Russia, and refurbishment commissions for Le Meridian Hotel Dubai.