Marina Arcade is a luxury residential tower located in Dubai Marina. This show apartment was designed to showcase a cosmopolitan, high-fashion lifestyle to attract potential buyers. Capsule Arts once again collaborated with Dubai based interior design studio, ROAR (see Shababeek and Al Rawi projects), to curate a selection of artworks to complement their design scheme.

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The Approach

When approaching this project, ROAR did not limit themselves to only the principles of residential design. They also drew inspiration from hotel, gallery and café design for the various areas of the apartment, with the intention of creating a ‘crossover’ space which offered viewers the experience of being in a boutique design hotel. This concept of being in a hotel-cum-gallery space is something that our team used to inform the artwork selection. We also drew from the interior colour palette of neutral tones, with pops of blue and mustard yellow.

The Outcome

Our team sourced, procured and framed a number of striking abstract pieces for the apartment, including a series of prints along one corridor and in the living room that pick up the blue colour accent from the design scheme. To capture the feeling of being in an art gallery, several of the artworks were produced at a very large scale. In the dining area for example, Capsule Arts Studio customised a floor-to-ceiling sized photograph featuring a close-up of architecture, creating a dramatic focal point for the space.


 

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