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

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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Trips to China and Milan – Selecting Carpets

Recently I went to China and Italy (Milan) to discover the latest designs, materials and accessories on the market. I had great fun selecting carpets and animal skins. Have a look at the pictures of some of the samples that I brought back to Dubai.

Carpets can change your home, they can make the home more cozy and luxurious atmosphere….

Choosing the feel of carpet is the most fun as this is what you will feel when walking barefoot or laying across your floor. Just imagine walking barefoot across the soft, luxurious…oops! Sorry, getting away from myself again!

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Animal Skin rugs provide a soft patch on a bare surface and also create an authentic rustic flavor. While animal skins are not often thought of as carpeting, they are tough enough to walk on.

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