"The secret to winning awards comes from your unbridled love for design, not from one's ambition to achieve instant fame, recognition, and glory."
These wise words are from Nuru Karim, one of nine judges on the panel of this year's Commercial Interior Design Awards.
The 2020 CID Awards are taking place in a time that's different from any other and so we hope we've found the judges that entrants deserve - diverse, forward-thinking and representative of both a regional and international industry that's continued to shine through these challenging times.
Meet faces familiar and new in this month's cover feature, but first, check out our news pages to find out where this year's awards are going to be held.
As well as key players, in this issue we're also celebrating projects close to home and further afield, as we explore a concept resort in Abu Dhabi's Rub' al Khali desert (the Empty Quarter) and take a first look at what W Design International has created for the Aloft brand's debut into Japan's fast-growing hotel sector.
In fact, hospitality design is the focus for September's special report. We've packed in a debate on the low-touch economy, views on the role of art in hotel projects, plus a new approach to bespoke.
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