Pallavi Dean is the founder and design director of Pallavi Dean Interiors.

 

Before setting up the firm she spent a decade working for top international firms in Dubai and London including GAJ, PRP and RMJM.

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALLAVI

 

1: Design philosophy

Design is where science meets art.

2: Career Highlights

The Delano Dubai. Working on such an iconic hotel brand, and giving it a uniquely Dubai twist, is an incredibly opportunity for such as young firm. As is working with the great people at IFA (the developer) and SLS (the operator).

Edelman Abu Dhabi. The look on the faces of the staff when they walked in was a picture – they were blown away. And the feedback we’re getting is that it’s already improving their business.

Sheraa Sharjah. This entrepreneurship centre is at the American University of Sharjah, where I studied and now teach, so it’s very personal. More important, the impact it’s had community – bringing students and investors together – one year on is just incredible.

Furniture designer. As an architect and interior designer you’re typically a consultant, bringing someone else’s vision to life. But the ‘Tension’ furniture collection was all me.

3: The most satisfying think about interior design

You can make change someone’s mood, elevate their state of being. You can influence their behaviour. Obviously it helps if it’s under budget and ahead of time.

4: Best advice you’ve been given

“Show, don’t tell.”

5: What people say about Pallavi

“We’re working with a designer called Pallavi Dean, who’s a wonderful young talent: fresh eyes, fresh perspective. Designers come to us in a number of ways. When names come up, your ‘radar’ turns on. So on one of my trips to Dubai I had seen a spread on Pallavi and her perspective on design and I thought: ‘This is definitely someone to watch’.” Tony Machado, SLS Hotels.

 

Want to know more about Pallavi? Follow these links

Pallavi’s LinkedIn Profile
Video interview with Pallavi for INDEX Design Exhibition

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Pallavi Dean is the founder and design director of Pallavi Dean Interiors.

 

Before setting up the firm she spent a decade working for top international firms in Dubai and London including GAJ, PRP and RMJM.

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PALLAVI

 

1: Design philosophy

Design is where science meets art.

2: Career Highlights

The Delano Dubai. Working on such an iconic hotel brand, and giving it a uniquely Dubai twist, is an incredibly opportunity for such as young firm. As is working with the great people at IFA (the developer) and SLS (the operator).

Edelman Abu Dhabi. The look on the faces of the staff when they walked in was a picture – they were blown away. And the feedback we’re getting is that it’s already improving their business.

Sheraa Sharjah. This entrepreneurship centre is at the American University of Sharjah, where I studied and now teach, so it’s very personal. More important, the impact it’s had community – bringing students and investors together – one year on is just incredible.

Furniture designer. As an architect and interior designer you’re typically a consultant, bringing someone else’s vision to life. But the ‘Tension’ furniture collection was all me.

3: The most satisfying think about interior design

You can make change someone’s mood, elevate their state of being. You can influence their behaviour. Obviously it helps if it’s under budget and ahead of time.

4: Best advice you’ve been given

“Show, don’t tell.”

5: What people say about Pallavi

“We’re working with a designer called Pallavi Dean, who’s a wonderful young talent: fresh eyes, fresh perspective. Designers come to us in a number of ways. When names come up, your ‘radar’ turns on. So on one of my trips to Dubai I had seen a spread on Pallavi and her perspective on design and I thought: ‘This is definitely someone to watch’.” Tony Machado, SLS Hotels.

 

Want to know more about Pallavi? Follow these links

Pallavi’s LinkedIn Profile
Video interview with Pallavi for INDEX Design Exhibition

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