Light Space Design’s Leila Heller Gallery project scooped up two awards at the CID Awards 2018 including Best Interior Design of the Year Public Sector as well as the Best Use of Lighting in Interior Design awards.
The Dubai-based studio also took home the Interior Design of the Year: Office award for its work on Jetsmarter.
The judges admired the project for its simplistic design, commenting on its “honesty to its space and for its ability to successfully harness lighting design to draw attention to the space itself.”
Upon accepting the award, company founder Omar Abdelghafour said, “It’s a project that’s taken a lot of detail and concentration to get to where it is. Originally a warehouse that we turned into a gallery, we had to bring light into the space, which didn’t naturally have light.
“Making a space as simple as a box complicated was about the use of shadow groves, textures and proportions. And then we took all of those details and took the focus away from them, and put it on the artwork.”
The Highly commended project was Moi’shi Dubai Opera House outlet by 4SPACE Design. The judges said that this project applied a novel way of using lighting, while making it highly relevant to the project’s nature of business.