Behind the Scenes: New Giles Miller installation for Bespoke

For the last couple of weeks, we've been busy with the installation of Giles Miller Studio's breathtaking new installation for Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. The Bespoke project is part of our ongoing work with Kempinski Hotel MoE - previously we commissioned a mural for Salero Tapas & Bodega restaurant in the hotel, and a series of paintings by Emirati artist Mohammad Al Qassab  for the Arabic Gallery

Approximately 5000 brass gold box elements were hung in series, cascading down the face of the reception feature wall. These boxes vary in depth, colour and transparency, and when viewed from afar, a pattern inspired by the UAE's undulating sand dunes emerges. When fully lit, the effect of the rolling dunes is quite spectacular, and we wanted to share some of our behind the scenes snaps from the install process.

London-based design practice, Giles Miller Studio, specialises in the development of innovative surface and interior design projects, marrying architecture with beautiful interior finishes. Capsule Arts has developed an ongoing relationship with the studio, collaborating on several high profile projects, includingDesign Days Dubai 2014, where we showcased the studio's new lighting sculpture series Castor & Pollux.

 

Capsule Arts on the judging panel for the 2014 Commercial Interior Design Awards

We are delighted to announce that this year our very own Rachael Brown, co-founder and Director of Capsule Arts, is one of the judges for the 2014 Commercial Interior Design Awards. The CID Awards recognise interior design projects across seven categories in sectors like hospitality, institutional, office and residential. The awards also honour individuals and firms that have made an impact on design this year.

Rachael will be in good company - with other confirmed judges including Dean Skira, founder of Skira lighting; Barbara Bochnak, lead architect, Zaha Hadid Architects; Michelle Evans, creative director, AyKa design; Godwin Austen Johnson, founder of Luxury Interior Design blog; Alfred Johnson, founder and principal of Alfred Johnson Design; and Linsey Thomson, interior design teaching fellow, Heriot-Watt University Dubai.

Speaking to DesignMena about her inclusion on this year's judging panel, Rachael says, “I have followed the awards closely over the years and have been continuously impressed by the calibre of the nominees and also of the other judges. At Capsule Arts, we work closely with interior designers for our bespoke art consulting projects, so I hope to bring a new perspective to the panel, drawing upon my experience as an art consultant.”

Rachael's top pick of the categories: Leisure and Entertainment“We’re working on a lot more restaurants at Capsule Arts and it’s here that we have seen some really adventurous and unique concepts that show a highly creative and often quite playful approach to interior design.”

Read more on DesignMena.com 

 

Inspirations: Kathryn Wilson at Centurion Star

Last year we installed two of Dubai-based artist Kathryn Wilson's vibrant abstract paintings in the lobbies of the Centurion Star, Dubai’s first freehold commercial property in Deira. Her colourful compositions added a burst of warmth and energy into the light and airy interiors. Wilson has been a resident of the UAE for the last 20 years and her work is strongly influenced by what she sees in her local environment. She is particularly fascinated by society and traditional culture in the more remote areas of the UAE and Oman. She frequently explores the city around her, taking along a camera to document discoveries that she finds inspiring and translating these elements into organic shapes and patterns in her canvases.

Here we take a look at some of Wilson's  photography and inspirations alongside her abstract paintings. For more information on Kathryn Wilson and to see her collection of limited edition prints for Capsule Arts, visit our website.

Clockwise from left: Kathryn Wilson's work installed at Centurion Star; 'Blue Palm', a photograph by Wilson taken in Muscat, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson;  'Omani Door', a photograph by Wilson taken in Dhofar, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson
Clockwise from left: Kathryn Wilson's work installed at Centurion Star; 'Blue Palm', a photograph by Wilson taken in Muscat, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson; 'Omani Door', a photograph by Wilson taken in Dhofar, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson
Clockwise from left: an architectural detail in Oman; one of Kathryn Wilson's paintings at Centurion Star; 'Seeb Beach', a photograph taken by Kathryn Wilson in Muscat, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson
Clockwise from left: an architectural detail in Oman; one of Kathryn Wilson's paintings at Centurion Star; 'Seeb Beach', a photograph taken by Kathryn Wilson in Muscat, Oman, © Kathryn Wilson
Kathryn Wilson with one of her works, available from our online store as a limited edition print
Kathryn Wilson with one of her works, available from our online store as a limited edition print