id Design Awards 2018: Meet the sponsors

id invites you to take a moment to discover our id Design Awards sponsors.


Bright, bold and unapologetically magical and fun, Alessi has been at the forefront of Italian design since 1921. Known for truly comprehending the power of joy and emotion, their fans know that every piece – large and small – becomes as instant contemporary heirloom.

Founded  in Omegna, today Alessi is one of the most prominent and internationally renowned Italian Design Factories. Over the years, the company has produced thousands of objects, many of which have become design icons. Alessi has collaborated with over three hundred world-famous designers and architects to create whimsical, yet functional pieces that users enjoy and cherish.

Once again, we were thrilled to have Alessi as our id Design Awards prize sponsor. This year they stunned winners with brilliant colourful pieces from their beloved Circus collection by Marcel Wanders  and introduced the captivated guests to nuance and beauty of their new Five Seasons fragrance collection.

+971 4 361 8787


+971 4 361 8787


The Cosentino Group is a world leader in the production and distribution of high value innovative surfaces for the architecture and design industry. Its technologically advanced surfaces Silestone and Dekton allows the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces.

With their commitment to inspiring people through innovative spaces, it’s no surprise that their Dekton Industrial just won the Popular Choice award for the Architizer A+ Awards 2018.

Committed to a true interest in working with global clients, the Group’s Middle East operations hub is the Cosentino City Dubai showroom in d3. With a total floor space of 300m2, this innovative showroom, housing an interactive sample room, fully functional kitchen, lounge, causal and formal meeting spaces, is designed both as an information and service centre and idea lab for architects, interior designers, fabricators and end consumers.

Dubai Design District (D3) Building 4-A, Unit 401, 73000 – Dubai
+971 (0) 4 242 8131


Born in Germany’s legendary Black Forest, the 333-year old luxury kitchen brand has been crafting professional-grade home appliances using a triptych of world-class materials, innovation and craftsmanship– of the 840 processes involved in assembling their refrigerators, 813 are by hand, and their iconic 90 cm wide ovens have been assembled by hand for over 30 years.

Their new Vario refrigerators 400 series was met with overwhelming acclaim at Salone del Mobile’s Eurocucina 2018. The fully integrated, built-in modular landscape of refrigerators, freezers, fridge-freezers and wine climate cabinets can be combined to great effect.

A cooling wall of appliances in near seamless stainless steel creates a truly grand architectural statement. Push the enormous door and it opens to a professional-grade stainless steel interior with anthracite anodised aluminium elements, housing clear glass shelving. The minimalist internal aesthetic is accentuated by warm white, glare-free LED lights that discreetly and gently illuminate.

The two new opening assist options allow even the grandest of doors to be opened effortlessly, either by pulling or, for the handleless option, with a gentle push.

Their new luxurious gallery showroom in Business Bay reveals their dedication to the needs of region and their appreciation of the city’s commitment to design. Meticulously created to exhibit the nuances and development of the brand exhibition, as well as display an extensive range of products, the dining and lounge concept encompasses just over 260 sqm that are panoramic views of the city’s landmarks.

+971 4 380 7167

Galleria Luxury Visions

Since 2011 Galleria Luxury Visions has been a trend-setting supplier of linens to Boutique hotels, spas, restaurants and palaces in the UAE. Each of their products is made in Italy, close to Milan, and designed in the UAE allowing the company to bring the best Italian design and craftsmanship to each and every product – from bed sets, terry towels and robes to placemats, napkins and table cloths to the unique amenities and toiletries lines.

Recognized by discerning customers, Galleria Luxury Visions sets the benchmark in both quality and style. Their linens and home fragrance Boutique –Bea e Martina- also offers a custom design service, matching fabrics, colours, design and monograms to each individual customer’s needs.

Top clients include:
One and Only, the Palm Dubai United Arab Emirates
One and Only Royal Mirage Dubai United Arab Emirates
One and Only Residence Dubai United Arab Emirates
Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates
Capital Club, Dubai- Dubai United Arab Emirates
Private Residence in Morocco
Private Palace in Ryad, Saudi Arabia
Private Residence in Saadyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Private Palace in Dubai United Arab Emirates
Penthouses in City Walk, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Penthouse in Jumeirah Beach Resort,Dubai United Arab Emirates
Armstrong Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
Consolidated Contracting Engineering and Procurement (CCEP)
Private Yachts in the Gulf Region

+971 4 321 0431

Hacker Kitchens

From the humble beginnings of a small carpenter’s workshop in 1938, Hacker has accelerated into the 21st Century to become the largest independently owned kitchen manufacturer in Germany with over 50 dealers worldwide.

Their philosophy is simple, to provide our clients modern, fitted kitchens that fulfill the highest criteria for quality, functionality and design.

From their flagship UAE showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road they continue the success story of Rolf Benz. Their showroom features Hacker Kitchens on the ground floor and Rolf Benz and Hulsta Furniture on the 1st floor, as well as ample customer parking, award-winning European Designers, the largest display of Miele appliances in the Middle East, the latest 3D software, visuals and presentation rooms for clients and a dedicated Trade program for architects and designers.

Their Kitchen Studio is perfectly tailored to offer the regions elite clientele with the most exclusive luxury kitchens and furniture. Our handpicked team of Directors, Managers, Designers and Kitchen-Technicians combine with over 60 years of experience to ensure our clients receive not only the pinnacle of European design and technology but also a fully managed turnkey solution ensuring complete peace of mind.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1
+971 (0)4 399 0425

Herman Miller

Work smarter, not harder, with Herman Miller. The leading provider of furnishings, tools, and services is led by their mission: inspiring designs to help people do great things. And they have we have succeeded for over 100 years in using design as a means of thinking, learning, and solving problems innovatively.

Their human-centered approach begins with the study of people, their physical attributes and their behaviors. Based on this research, they work with the world’s leading thinkers and designers to design solutions for people, wherever they work, learn, heal, and live. These collaborations yield original designs that marry beauty and utility.

This year, they were fortunate to be able to present the Leeway seating collection for their Geiger collection – designed by our id Awards Juror Keiji Takeuchi – to the region during the awards. Sleek and elegant, it’s the company’s most varied seating line. Leeway is Takeuchi’s first solo project with Geiger, though he played an important role in the development of Geiger’s Saiba line working as part of designer Naoto Fukasawa’s studio.

Allowing freedom of movement within Leeway’s minimal footprint was an important design consideration for Takeuchi. The range of motion allowed by most side chairs is defined by the space between armrest supports. With Leeway’s crescent-shaped, cantilevered backrest, which attaches only to the back legs, users are given a place to rest elbows while being free to spread out and move naturally as they sit to collaborate or socialize.

‘My work was not done until people were happy to sit on them’, Takeuchi explained, ‘If people have any hesitation choosing my chair over something else, that means something is missing’.

The Leeway Seating family is available in bar- and counter-height stools as well as side chairs, to create a clean, uniform aesthetic throughout a space. Leeway Chairs come in all-wood, or with metal frames and a choice of wood or polyurethane seats and backrests. Chairs with metal frames can be stacked three-high. Leeway Stools have a metal frame with seats and backrests available in wood or polyurethane. All wood seats can be upholstered in a range of options from Geiger Textiles, Herman Miller, and Maharam.

Known globally for their innovative and award-winning designs, their family of brands and partners extend their ability to solve more problems more effectively for their customers. People around the world take inspiration from their innovative business practices, our views on leadership, and their stance on sustainability.

Their innovative thinking is most recently evident in their reinvention of the workplace. Called Living Office®, it results from their collaborations with thought leaders and designers to apply a greater understanding of people and what motivates them. Working with professionals across facilities and design disciplines, they use these insights to aid in creating more purposeful, diverse, and high-performing workplaces.

Herman Miller Middle East and Africa
+971 4 515 6565
[email protected]


Iittala, the internationally renowned glassware and interior’s company, that today celebrate generations of success in providing essential objects that are distinctive, combinable, multi-functional, and endurable, as well as lifestyle enriching. The long-standing company came from humble beginning in 1881, when a glass factory was established in a village of the same name in southern Finland.

In 1936, Alvar Aalto’s series of glass vases won first prize in the 1936 Karhula-Iittala Glass Design Competition. Compared to the decorative objects of the time, the simple yet organic shape of this vase was a revolutionary statement. Inspired by waves (“aalto” in Finnish) in the water, the vase is a symbol of Finnish design and one of the most famous glass objects in the world.

Each and every vase in the Alvar Aalto Collection continues to be mouth blown at the Iittala factory and comes in a wide range of colors and sizes. The Collection is a staple of modern Scandinavian design and Iittala’s most iconic series. Additional items inspired by Aalto and created by Pentagon Design such as steel bowls, wooden platters and votives can also be found in the Alvar Aalto Collection.

Now with a collection ranging from blown, pressed, polished, painted and etched glass, to dinnerware, kitchenware, cooking-ware and home interiors, every Iittala piece is infused with progressive Scandinavian design. As a Finnish company, Iittala not only upholds the traditional values of quality, aesthetics and functionality, but were also one of the first companies that sought to inspire individuality and expression with their product designs.


Jalapeno Trading

Jalapeno Trading adds spice to your office – and all your living environments. A Herman Miller Dealer Associate for the UAE, the company was created in 2009 to provide tailor-made solutions in the office furniture environment.

However, as the interest in contemporary design in the region has expanded, so has Jalapeno. In addition to Herman Miller, they now also represent other leading interior brands including: Pedrali, Modulyss, Kendo Mobiliario, and Bross Italy. They also represent luxury outdoor brands from Belgium including: Tribu, Atelier Vierkant and Symo Parasols.

When you think of the contemporary home, think Jalapeno!

+971 4 456 5700
[email protected]

Kvadrat Maharam

The Longstanding partnership of Denmark–based Kvadrat, and US-based Maharam, is founded on a shared philosophy of design innovation and service excellence.

Kvadrat is Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles. Founded in 1968, Kvadrat creates high-quality contemporary textiles and textile-related products for private and public spaces. Characterised by simplicity, colour and innovation, the designs reflect Kvadrat’s dedication to pushing the aesthetic, technological and artistic boundaries of its field.

Founded in 1902, Maharam is North America’s leading creator of textiles for commercial and residential interiors. Maharam represent Kvadrat in North America while Kvadrat represents Maharam In Europe. The two companies operate as a joint venture in United Arab Emirates, Australia and Turkey, with their combined products offering the largest range of textiles available worldwide.

For imm Cologne 2018, Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi skillfully reimagined Kvadrat’s stand at Design Post Cologne.

Featuring a minimalistic wooden framework that incorporates rows of textile covered panels on three sides, these panels work like blinds that can be tilted horizontally to reveal glimpses of the interior.
GamFratesi explains, ‘The Design Post space is a combination of shared areas and private showrooms. The idea was to create a system that clearly identified Kvadrat from the outside through the use of fabric. The flexible system offers two solutions for different activities: private for meetings and work, or more open during the different events’.
The novelties presented here were San by Louise Sigvardt, Melange Nap by Akira Minagawa, Instill by Maharam, as well as Mingled Plaid and Segmented Stripe designed by Paul Smith for Maharam.

Kvadrat Maharam
+971 4 447 9787
[email protected]

Lobo & Listone

Lobo & Listone –Woodfloors Middle East continues to be a preferred supplier for top-notch brands and the market leader of the wood flooring industry in the Middle East.

Lobo & Listone–Woodfloors Middle East represent a number of international companies. Wood flooring and decking supplies are by Karelia, Hakwood, Monpar, Stockl, Imondi, Berry Alloc, Bolefloor, Giant and UPM. Vermeister, Kuberit, Lagler and Tecnorivest provides the accessories and finish supplies. The ‘Lobo on Demand’ interior & exterior products include Gibus, Glamora, DeCastelli, Oikos, Molteni Vernici, Rexa and Copatlife. All of these products can be viewed first hand at the 1200 square meter showroom in Al Quoz, Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai.

Lobo & Listone – Woodfloors Middle East will showcase one of their prime and bespoke brands Rexa. Rexa specializes in design bath furnishing using high quality technical materials like Corian and Korakril with a sustainable approach.

Thanks to Woodfloors Middle East, consumers can now outfit their interiors from top to bottom with ease, assisted by their interior experts at their in-house design centre.

Lobo & Listone
+971 4 338 6678


MotivateZakti is a partnership between Motivate Media Group, the Middle East’s largest media communications company, and Zakti, Asia’s leading strategic design practice for the creation and delivery of meaningful encounters at World Expos, museums, galleries, and public spaces.

Dynamic and creative, they ideate, research, and tell stories with care, thought, and deep knowledge. Their a 360- degree design, content, and technology company is dedicated to creat¬ing positive and impactful experiences with their expertise.



Purity is more than a brand, it’s been a driving force behind region’s contemporary design revolution since 2004 when they became the exclusive distributor of the iconic Italian brands Boffi, Paola Lenti and Fratelli Fantini and many other leading companies committed to luxurious design-conscious living throughout the region – and the world.

Currently located in Dubai Design District (D3), it offers an exquisite living concept for both indoor and outdoor furnishings and accessories, with the finest selection of kitchens & wardrobes, bathrooms fixtures and accessories, and much more.

But their vision doesn’t end with products, it believes that design is about a complete lifestyle and a spirit that reflects an age. Purity’s clients create their own wellness-driven luxury living environment in the comfort of their own home and can rely on the company from the moment they visualise their dream environment to delivery – and of course all the way through to installation.

In addition, the brand is known for its sincere desire to collaborate and create global partnerships with top-tier, innovative Italian designers. This has translated into an inimitable t high quality production, immense experience in craftsmanship and trust as they introduce what most people dream of acquiring: uniqueness and exclusivity.

Dubai Gallery
Dubai Design District – Building 8 – Office 103
+971 4 551 6773
+971 4 551 6828


Sanit, a member of the Aliaxis Group, is a German manufacturer of concealed cisterns, flush plates, and shower drains. Established over 70 years ago, the company has grown to be an international leader in supplying water efficient flushing options that have gained global recognition in hotel chains and architectural offices.

Swing and Swing Plus are favourites amoungst the broad range of Sanit bathtub drains. They feature a flat compact design (just 38mm high) with coloured elements. The control unit of the Swing series is chrome-plated, and the turn handle accommodates a stylish design element available in white-alpine, matt-chrome or black RAL 9005 and being part of the package.

Swing Plus comes with a water inlet that is integrated in the turn handle and a rectangular aerator (flow rate class C) and provides for a perfect spray pattern with a soft splash-free inlet of the water jet along the bathtub.

Particularly convenient is the installation set ensuring a rapid and tool-free installation.

And, for special-type bathtubs and whirlpools, they are both also available as functional units with flexible overflow.

With the support of a local office, SANIT enhanced their reference portfolio to include Hyatt hotels in East Africa and the UAE, Marriott Hotels in Jeddah, Byblos Hotel in Palm Jumeirah plus large residential developments such as the Port View Al Wasl and the Mag 5 development in Dubai World Central. SANIT offers timeless designs for flush plates combined with water saving flushing mechanisms that reduce water usage hence meeting both regulatory and SANIT’s own sustainability requirements.

Aliaxis Building Solutions (ABS) Marketing Services
Office 702, Indigo Tower, Cluster D, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE
+971 (0) 4 3629423

STYLE Bangkok

Organised by the Department of International Trade Promotion, (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Thailand twice a year, STYLE Bangkok is the region’s biggest and most comprehensive lifestyle trade fair.

Covering an area of 47,000 sqm, Style Bangkok combines three mega fairs under the concept of Crenovative Origin that fuses creativity, innovation and original Thai craftsmanship.

With 3 mega-fairs all under one roof – Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair (BIFF & BIL), Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware Fair (BIG+BIH) and Thailand International Furniture Fair (TIFF) – Style Bangkok showcases a diverse range of lifestyle products from more than 600 local and international entrepreneurs including furniture, gift & houseware and functional textiles in addition to tailor made lifestyle products for 60+ consumers, mothers and children.

Guests can participate in business-matching and attend the I+D Style café, visit the Talent Thai & Designer’ Room 2018, participate in the Trend Forum, participate in the Innovation and Design Zone and find out their Designer of the Year.

Thai Trade Centre, Dubai
+971 4 228 4553


Established in 1983, Technogym is the world leader in the supply of fitness and wellness products, services and solutions. Today the company employs around 2,200 staff in its 14 branches in Europe, the United States, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and South America, exporting 90% of its production to more than 100 countries.

Recently, the PGA Tour and Technogym, have announced a multi-year partnership designating Technogym as an Official Supplier of the PGA Tour Player Performance Center.

Nerio Alessandri, Founder and CEO of Technogym, says: ‘We are very proud to have been chosen to provide fitness equipment for the PGA Tour. This important achievement is an acknowledgment of our commitment to research and innovation in developing smart connected products and maintaining quality standards, Technogym is the reference brand for the world’s most successful sport teams and elite athletes, and we are looking forward to building a lasting relationship with the them’.

Technogym was chosen due to its unique and technologically advanced training solutions and digital technologies. When it comes to elite athlete training, they offer Skill Line, a specific product range for athletic performance training that combines both cardio and power training in a single solution.

The company has equipped 65,000 Wellness Centres and more than 100,000 homes around the world. Technogym has been an official supplier of the last five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Peking 2008 and London 2012. Technogym has International Sports partnerships with Ferrari F1 Team, Luna Rossa and Alinghi sailing Teams, AC Milan football and Chelsea football clubs, and more.

+971 4 337 5337
[email protected]

Zabeel House

Zabeel House by Jumeirah™ is an eclectic collection of hotels located in the heart of interesting and exciting neighbourhoods, that are slightly off the beaten track. It encourages visitors to live like a local through connected, accessible and spirited service, with 20 years of legendary Jumeirah know-how.

Design-led, edgy and comfortable, the hotels are home to some of Dubai’s most instagrammable quirks, and embody upscale casual hospitality, conceived for the spirited, intrepid, and curious travellers.
Zabeel House by Jumeirah™ offers basics done brilliantly, and some unexpected extras, making it perfect for a big day out or a big night in.
Always on or off the grid, sleep in or sleep out, feet up or hair down. Whether visiting for while or just passing through, there a little bit of everything for everyone, to help them find their place.

There are currently two properties open in Al Seef, on the banks of Dubai’s historic creek – Zabeel House MINI by Jumeirah and Zabeel House Al Seef by Jumeirah

+971 4 364 7777
[email protected]

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