Interior design is all about capturing the spirit of the client and the essence of the space, right? Today, we will tell you about a company in Dubai that does both things in a matchless way. Bishop Design has been around since 2004 and, since then, improving and innovating is the way to describe the firm’s journey so far. Let’s have a look at some of Bishop Design’s projects!
Millennial Paradise | Shenyang
Deeply rooted and focused around the dynamics of an emerging millennial market and travelers alike, Bishop Design has set out to create a new type of hotel offering for the market which they consider to become a roll out moving forward into new demographics through China, Asia, Middle East and on a further international scale. The design dynamic for this new hotel has been inspired by the surroundings where the entity is inspired by the culture and sub-culture of China. The interior design has been adapted to elevate these sentiments through visual iconography and subliminal messaging through different surfaces, colors and textures in a playful and art-driven way. What has been created is predominately an art space that people interact with, where technology plays an integral role across the interior. The two elements have been juxtaposed to create a visual dynamic and fresh approach for the desired market of millennial travelers, but also attractive for other market segments.
Wavehouse | Dubai
Bishop Design was commissioned to create a dedicated family entertainment destination in the heart of Dubai’s renowned Atlantis The Palm hotel. The brief from the hotel brand and hospitality heavy-weights Solutions Leisure envisaged the entity to become a first for the region, if not the world, as the venue would become a collective of spaces that would seamlessly morph into each other offering up endless dining and entertainment scenarios; from a dedicated restaurant, adult-only bar & external terrace through to gaming redemption areas, soft play zones, augmented reality experience & bowling alley. Wavehouse was to occupy both ground and mezzanine levels, encompassing uninterrupted sightlines throughout which culminate with the incorporation of an active wave machine – accessible from the Atlantis aqua park yet dedicated to the Wavehouse itself. Interior aspirations called for a hybrid of industrial meets surf shack; stripped back, refined yet synonymous with an urban style. Catering to all was an integral driving force behind the design integrity, as the venue was to become a desirable destination for people of all generations.
Studio One | Dubai
Located in Studio City, Dubai, this G+10 Hotel development as prescribed in the client brief was to create and establish a new language and philosophical approach to a modern, current, 4-star hotel environment. The desired design direction was to be ultimately cost-effective, considering materials that were visually dynamic, unique, recycled with strong use of graphic and visual connectivity throughout, thoughtfully provocative however synonymous with its demographic yet also possessing the versatility to be rolled out within different regions on a global level. Space allocation was paramount to best utilize the area available still adhering to DTCM standards and guidelines, however, playful, cheeky and diverse in its application, design styling and specified finishes. The project shows innovative solutions maximizing not only the use of space, moreover, an intelligent design approach and thought-provoking solutions.
Toro + Ko | Dubai
The interior is set over 2 levels and allows the clientele to seamlessly travel both visually and physically between its differing spatial interiors. Surfaces within were to be raw, urban and diverse leaving one in visual awe. There was also a requirement for the incorporation of thought-provoking, bold, graphic and bespoke commissioned artworks to be located within, creating the center and heart of the space. Seamless floors were to be considered, incorporating a diverse combination of fluid poured concrete surfaces and Terrazzo flooring that would create a visually dynamic link between the different areas, whereas ceilings were to be stripped back and exposed adorned by beautifully bespoke decorative and technical lighting which in turn would enhance the interiors unique atmosphere.
Gurdwara Sikh Temple | Dubai
Bishop Design considers all the elements within the Gurdwara to be both unique in their aesthetic qualities and application, with materials such as handpicked Italian Carrara marble from the source in Massa, hand-stitched embossed leather panels, fret-cut illuminated wall surfaces, a dynamically intricate ceiling, bespoke furniture pieces and mill works, Swarovski crystal-studded sheers and intricate fabrics, through to the dynamic “Kinetic” window detail that adorns the surface and the decorative pendant lighting that floats serenely above.
BOHO Social | Dubai
Desiring a complete contrast to existing offerings in the Middle East, FLIP International provided the brief for Bishop Design to create a dynamic social destination. The interior space was to be eclectic, yet modern, and would echo hues of the Bohemian era. When stripped back this ideology of bohemian lifestyle represents a free-spirit; a traveler and creative. Alas, BOHO Social was born. These characteristics have been beautifully embraced throughout the entire interior styling, building a venue that concretizes itself as a new era to the Middle East.
The Dolly bistro table is the perfect addition to a bistro, cafe, restaurant, hotel or indoor patio. It features a beautiful Nero Marquina marble top and a traditional brass band that encompasses the rim of the table. All of this with a mid-century modern look.