Three things designers wish they knew before starting their own practice

Ever dreamt of starting your own practice but don’t know how to start? Commercial Interior Design has got you covered, with three tips from three entrepreneurial designers who have launched their own boutique firms.

Designer Kristina Zanic has set up two practices during her glittering career across Asia and the Middle East: she established eponymous practice Kristina Zanic Consultants in 2012, many years after setting up renowned practice Design Worldwide Partnership (dwp) as one of its founders in 1993.

RIBA-certified Jennie Binchy, director of Binchy and Binchy, co-founded the practice in Dubai, which began work in 2016.

Mustafa Khamash, founder and managing director of Kart Group, worked with the likes of Zaha Hadid before relocating to Dubai and establishing his own business in the emirate.

All three interior designers share the three things they wish they knew before establishing their respective companies.

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