Star power

Yasmin Farahmandy, INDEX rising star 2017 + Gensler designer makes her furniture debut.

Yasmin Farhandy

Our congratulations to multi-award winning Dubai designer Yasmin Farahmandy.  She has just launched her debut furniture line – diversifying her already enviable interiors CV. The 27-year-old’s ‘The Bold Collection’ is the first under her newly established label, Y-Design.  Awash with luxurious coloured marbles and gold plating, the range comprises two side tables, one multi-use interchangeable coffee table, and an octagonal planter.

Targeting her line for retail use, Iran-born Yasmin – who mastered her trade studying in both Milan and Vancouver, before settling in Dubai – wanted to develop a collection that amalgamated high-end finishes with soft edges.

“Furniture has always been my passion,” explained Yasmin, whose work across interiors saw her named both INDEX and her employer Gensler’s Rising Star for 2017 “All of the pieces are marble and metal,” said Yasmin. “They are funky!”


Be Bold, Not Old: A celebration of luxury modern design with an unexpected twist; this unique furniture piece pushes with elegance and intelligence the boundaries of the traditional furniture design