Lebanese design studio Rabih Geha Architects scooped up Interior Design of the Year: Bars & Clubs for its 2Weeks project at the Commercial Interior Design Awards 2018, held at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on September 19.
Judges praised the project for its restrained yet “striking take on nightclubs”. They described it as glamorous and alluring without being excessive. The judges also appreciated the project’s clever use of lighting.
Accepting the award was Rabih Geha, founder and creative director of the firm, who said, “I feel honoured to win this award. It’s great to receive recognition for all of the effort that we’ve put in this project, as well as for the passion and hard work that myself and the team bring to every project.” This award for this category was presented by Skander Dardour, area manager at Huda Lighting,
According to Geha, the design for 2Weeks is the result of years of designing nightlife hotspots. “We’ve been designing nightclubs and bars for several years, and 2Weeks is an exceptional project for us. It reflects all of the past projects that we’ve worked on. This project is basically the culmination of all of the work and effort we have put into projects in this sector."
Highly commended in the category went to LW Design for its work on Seventy Seventy. The judges praised it as a project which turned a formerly under-utilised space into a sophisticated gentlemen's lounge, with an understated and relaxed atmosphere.