CID DEC 2020

December 2020 Vol.16 Issue 12 An ITP Media Group Publication HEAD PLUS: CID AWARDS IN PICTURES + PENTHOUSE DESIGN UNPACKED + HOME GYM BOOM ON Dubai Design Week’s director looks towards the festival’s future December 2020 Vol.16 Issue 12 An ITP Media Groupppp ppppp pp p p ppppp p pp ppp ppppppppppp PPPubPubPubPubPubPubPubububPubPububP bbbPuububbbliclicliclicliclicliclicicliicliclicliclicclicicclicicliciiccciclicllilicliccaataaa itiatitatiatiatiatiaataatitatiiaatatiatiaaaattaatiiatita iatattttata ooooononononnonnonnooonononnnno D ec em be r 2 02 0 V ol.1 6 Is su e 1 2 The essential guide for Middle East interior design professionals COMMERCIAL In te rior de si g n A n IT P M ed ia G ro up p ub lic atio nFranke L.L.C. Tel: +971 (0)7 203 4700 Toll free: 800-FRANKE [email protected] ininspps iirininggg wiiththouout t anannononoyiy ngng ssililiciconnnnnneeee e jojoinintttts. 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It was a year that heaped stress and uncertainty at our doors, then hung around for an uncommonly long time to see what we made of it all. Yet when our social media memories appear this time next year, 2020 will still inspire some joy. For me, high points include joining Commercial Interior Design in February and pulling off a physical, socially distanced, awards ceremony in November. Now the 17 winners and highly commended people, projects and teams have been announced, we can catch up with photos from the night in this issue. You’ll see that dollops of sanitiser replaced on-stage PDAs and the night’s must-have accessory was the CID facemask. But it was still the awards that I hope you’ve come to know and love over the past 14 years – a celebration of the industry’s best and a fantastic party. While we’re recovering from our big night out, the December issue of CID focuses on design at home, as we explore a luxury residential project and work out what’s powering the trend for home gyms. The recent Dubai Design Week was another peak and our cover star, director Mette Degn-Christensen, tells us what energy she hopes the festival will take forward into 2021. See you in the new year! 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