GAJ Wins The Hotel Show Room Design Challenge

By September 23, 20192019, Articles
Photo: Refaad Sulttan

Godwin Austen Johnson has won the Hotel Room Design Challenge at The Hotel Show Dubai.

A new feature for this year The Hotel Room Design Challenge was introduced to showcase some of the UAE’s leading interior designers and fit out contractors.

Competing teams were given a designated space within the event to create their room set design, based upon a theme Dubai: A World of Possibility, A Lifetime of Stories. Visitors at the event were asked to vote for their favourite room set design during the first and second days of the Hotel Show, and the winning team was awarded at the Middle East Hospitality Awards.

Headed by a young team of designers the Wander concept was conceived by junior designer Faizal Razak and interior designer Abdallah Mohamed Gad and supported by junior designer Hala Abdelbaky and intern Aya Faour with guidance from senior members of the team.

Their room design was contemporary, sleek and minimalistic with elements deigned to create a practical multifunctional experience. The materiality was hand-picked to reflect sustainability and durability throughout the space with use of recycled and low environmental impact materials. Flexibility and adaptability were some of the key influences throughout the design allowing users to create various possibilities functionally both inside and outside the space.

“The team for this initiative was chosen based on their passion for the project. It was an exciting challenge and we wanted to ensure the people working on it were going to see it as a platform to showcase their creativity and technical skills,” said Jacinda Raniolo, lead creative designer at Godwin Austen Johnson.

This project was supported by NOAF Interiors, Mirodec, Tarrab, Sensi, Forbo, ASSA Abloy, Restonic, Muji, Green Coverings, International Hotel Supply Company, Arteco, Ikon House, Rubelli, Kikkerland, Studioart, Huda Lighting and Indigo Living.