Founder and manging director of Kart Group, Mustafa Khamash, has worked with some heavy-hitters in his time. Zaha Hadid, French designer Philippe Starck and Austrian-Italian mastermind Paolo Piva, whom he describes as “one of the best architects in Europe at the time”, are some of them.
After founding his Dubai-based practice in 2004, Khamash has become a personal advisor for UAE government entities and leaders, designing ministerial offices, as well as residence and palaces.
Kart Group is currently working on a secretive design for the UAE country pavilion at Biennale, a huge art exhibition held in Venice, Italy. Khamash has previously spoke of his “dream” to work on the UAE’s pavilion at Venice Biennale 2020.But what is he looking for at the awards?
“While judging potential winners, I would definitely be interested in learning more about the iterations and processes that have shaped the scheme,” he says. “There are three main criteria I shall be using to evaluate entries: Social and environmental impact, commercial considerations and overall execution.”
He adds: “Last but not the least, to be a winner, the design must feature smart solutions, timeless aesthetics, and technical excellence in finishes and detailing; executed with simplicity and sophistication,” Khamash says.
Commercial Interior Design would like to thank the judges for giving up time in their busy schedules to select this year's winners, as well as extend our warmest to everyone who has entered the awards. We wish everyone the best of luck.
Check out the full shortlist for the CID Awards 2019.
The Commercial Interior Design Awards 2019 takes place at the Johara Ballroom in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, on Wednesday, 11 September.