Rabih Geha completed a hat-trick at the Commercial Interior Design Awards 2019, winning the Interior Designer of the Year award.
The Lebanese-Croatian architect and interior designer has grown his company from one to 11 people during a short period in which he has significantly contributed to Beirut’s thriving design scene.
This culminated in Geha picking up the top prize in two other categories at the CID Awards 2019: Bars & Clubs and Retail.
Geha described the win as “beyond unbelievable” after collecting his third trophy.
“The first award is great, the second is unbelievable and the third award – Interior Designer of the Year – it is beyond unbelievable. It is a dream come true for me. When you work hard every day sometimes you don't look back to see what you have achieved. This is a team effort and I am so proud.”
The jury panel hailed Geha’s projects, describing him as in a “league of his own”.
An endless passion for minimalist design with an outstanding portfolio was enough to see Lulie Fisher from Lulie Fisher Design Studio take home the Highly Commended trophy.
The shortlist also included Chris Barnes from Broadway Interiors; Emma Stinson of Studio EM; Firas Alsahin of 4Space Design; Say Studio’s Laila Al-Yousuf; Pallavi Dean from Roar; and 2018 winner Paul Bishop from Bishop Design.
The CID Awards 2019 was kindly sponsored by the following partners: Roca; Preciosa; BSH Walls & Floors; American Hardwood Export Council; Vitra; NGC Nafees; Huda Lighting; USM; Interface; Franke; Finasi; Bradley; GDM Interiors; Cosentino; Geberit; Emkay Interiors; and Rattan House.