INDEX 2014

It was a great success for the BOLD team, we managed to network with other businesses and show what we have to offer in our showroom. It was a pure BOLD to BESPOKE experience for us.

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I also had the great honour of meeting with some VIP guests of the #INDEX2014 exhibition.

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HH Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, as well as members of the Abu Dhabi royal family. It was a great pleasure and honour showing them our products and introducing them to BOLD and its Bespoke designs.

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At the exhibitionwe  introduced a couple of new products, such as sentient natural live edge table from New York, Maer Charm Semi precious stones from Romania or DK homes amazing collection of some of the most rarest and luxuries material and finishings from around the world.

We were able to network, and exhange ideas with hundreds of designers, architects, contractors around this region, which was very exciting for the BOLD team and myself.

I must say overall it was a great first participation at Index 2014.

I hope we get to be at the next INDEX exhibition and hopefully we will see you stop by…as it seems a lot of people told us we have the most interesting and prettiest stand of all. Thanks to the amazing collaboration between the BOLD and CLSE team

Until then we would like to welcome you at our BOLD showroom

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The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Experience

BOLD Showroom was one of the sponsors of the Biggest Yachts at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It was not only the biggest Yacht but also the first Yacht on the Circuit so we had an amazing view of the Marina and the track.

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Maradona was one of the VIP guests on the Yacht. The Yacht was teh beautiful Moonlight 2.  What a great atmoshperee and experience to be able to be part of it and rub shoulders with the likes of Maradona and co. IMG-20131113-WA001

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On the Yacht there was also a silent Auction going on for a Charity for Global Citizen. BOLD donated 2 vouchers worth 10,000AED each. The Vouchers were for a Boutique Lifestyle Experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A VIP trip to Accra, Ghana

VIP treatment to Ghana, getting picked up straight from the aircraft straight to the hotel. I was invited to Ghana by one of our VIP clients who would like to build a Boutique Hotel in Ghana. The trip to Accra was to explore the current hotels that exist in Accra and see the plot where they would like to build the Boutique Hotel.

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Stayed at the amazing Mövenpick hotel in Accra. Room had an amazing view of the hotel complex.

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Accra is growing and becoming a lot more popular with investors. A lot of new places are opening up all over the city. There is great potential there for CLSE

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The Mövenpick hotel had some great interior design features.

IMG-20131026-WA006I see great potential in Ghana and I hope that one day in the near future we will get some amazing projects in the region.

A Bespoke Evening

BOLD UAE had an amazing launch party on Wednesday 18. September 2013.

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It was an evening filled with entertainment, something for everyone music, graffiti art, mixiologists, fire, amazing frangrances, and lets not forget the red beauty outside, the lamborghini. A great evening with an amazing cooperation with our Partners which made all this possible.

The Guests

The Doors opened at 19:00 and people stayed well past midnight the last guest leaving at 00:30. BOLD showroom saw about 400 people coming and going that evening. An amazing crowd from all nationalities, Expats as well as Emiratis were present, VIP to the general public. A great mix. People enjoyed the evening describing the atmosphere as “comfortable yet bespoke”.

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We at BOLD were really blessed as it was the perfect evening for us.

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I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom.

Lost in Translation Arrival in Shanghai

Here a few pictures of building, furniture and interiors that inspired me while I was in Shanghai earlier this month…
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Welcomed by amazing weather on my arrival to Shanghai. The city has some fasinating architecture. I am in Shanghai for the 2013 China Furniture Fare…

This is one piece that caught my attention

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It is inspiring….cool…. and edgy…..

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It’s Roberto Cavalli

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As a creative Director and interior designer I always look for inspiration where ever I go….

In the evening I went to a Local Fusion Chinese Restaurant…..

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This is very typical for Shanghai and a lot of expats go here. The food is amazing and with the tasty fish one enjoys some great green tea.

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Famous yellow fish from Shanghai..to be enjoyed with Sake

Below a picture of the Chinese answer to Starbucks

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Shanghai is different to other cities in China in that you have the older architecture right next to some really modern building

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Another Day at the Furniture Fare…..

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Yellow is very in thise year and looks very classy

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Some more impressions from the Furniture fare…

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The Waldorf Astoria Hotel…I really enjoyed my stay there and loved their interior design

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The club in Shanghai amazing interior design

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Below a Panoramic view on the BUND

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The neighbourhood around the Hotel….

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While exporing the neighbourhood I  found myself crossing the road with 1 million people definitely slightly different to Dubai….

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Romania

As an Interior Designer I am always looking for the latest products in the market across the world. One of my business trips took me to Romania where I went to the Maer Factory.  At the factory they produce tiles with semi precious stones.

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Above: Agate Umbra (Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks). It is used in art, jewelry, pins and brooches.

Beautiful onyx slab ready to ship to Moscow

The above onyx is about to be shipped to Moscow

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A tile with semi precious stones. The term semi-precious is used to refer to the entire world of colored gemstones, not including the four so-called precious gems, diamond, ruby,sapphire and emerald.

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Another tile that I saw in the Maer Factory.

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You can find some of these amazing tiles now at CLSE‘s new location in the BOLD Showroom.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Guangzhou

As an Interior Designer every where I go I look for inspiration and enjoy looking at the interior design of other places. While in China I went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. A luxury hotel with some creative interior…here a few pictures….

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The Mandarin Oriental hotel in Guangzhou offers premier luxury and is located in the modern heights of Tianhe

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With a stunning setting in one of the city’s most exciting neighbourhoods, Mandarin Oriental offers the most spacious accommodation in Guangzhou. Vast floor-to-ceiling windows provide dramatic views of the glittering skyline. Their 263 sumptuous rooms and elegant suites are the epitome of modern Chinese comfort and luxury.

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