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In pictures: Maja Kozel designs a private art and music studio in Dubai
Dubai-based designer Maja Kozel was invited to create a music studio in the extension of a private villa in the heart of Jumeirah in Dubai.
The client, Mannan Alawar, a guitarist of the Coat of Arms band, wanted to change the 30 m2 space in his private villa into a state of the art music studio, with an editing/meeting area and a recording/jam zone in which acoustics reign supreme.
The studio is divided into two areas, editing/meeting and recording/jam space, the subtle space delineation only noticeable in the flooring treatment, recycled woven vinyl in the editing space merges into timber flooring in the recording/jam zone.
For acoustic control and diffusion the windows were covered and added features such as the acoustic timber slot wall and “play, record and pause” panels were installed.
Different lighting features including a colour changing fibre optic ceiling installation, subtly designed around the twelve zodiac signs, the upcycled drum light pendants and “Tron” inspired wall feature of metal steel tubes all work to create an eclectic space where mood and colour are controlled by the use of dimming panels and both warm and cool light.
The vision for the space was to create an inspirational and cool environment where musicians could gather together to jam and produce epic music!