Unveiling the path of MuseDesign’s Managing Partner Michael Dudnyk and Partner and Lead Designer Stanislava Rudas Dudnyk, and how they built a success story based on passion, creativity, and outstanding teamwork.
BY ROMA ARORA
It’s amazing to see the camaraderie between a couple translating into great work ethics, boundless creativity, and progressive future. Our cover story features one such exceptionally talented duo who are creating waves in the design world with their creative and bespoke services.
MuseDesign was founded by Michael Dudnyk and Stanislava Rudas Dudnyk, a husband-and-wife team that are passionate about design and innovation. MuseDesign was formed by them with the goal of providing great design services to clients in the UAE and abroad. MuseDesign is a play on the couple’s first initials, with the “M” standing for Michael and the “S” standing for Stanislava.
Michael is the managing partner at MuseDesign and has over 15 years of industry experience, while Stanislava is a partner and lead designer at the firm with an eye for detail.
Michael describes his path: “Our journey has been one of constant growth and evolution, as we strive to create unique and personalised designs that exceed client expectations. Our services include construction, fit-out, interior design, architecture, and project management. We provide a holistic approach to clients, ensuring that every part of the project is handled with the utmost care and attention to detail.”
MuseDesign is in the heart of Dubai Design District (d3), a vibrant community of designers, artists, and creative professions. d3 is the Middle East’s design industry hub, featuring cutting-edge facilities and resources for designers to present their work and collaborate with others in the sector. One of the primary advantages of being in d3 for Michael and Stanislava is having access to cutting-edge technology and resources. The neighbourhood has world-class facilities such as 3D printing labs, design studios, and exhibition spaces, allowing MuseDesign to stay ahead of the competition and provide excellent services to its clients.
MuseDesign is growing at an incredible rate; both Michael and Stanislava have been working on larger projects in addition to small and mid-sized ones, with a focus on full reconstruction and construction projects, and they are demonstrating their capabilities and broad knowledge like no other.
Michael explains: “Our focus on full reconstruction and construction projects in specific areas of Dubai, such as Jumeirah Bay Island, La Mer South, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Hills, District 1 and Emirates Hills, has allowed us to take on larger and more complex projects, which has been an exciting challenge for our team. We feel that by accepting these types of projects, we will be able to demonstrate our skill in generating distinctive and new designs, architectural solutions, and luxury living. We are constantly on the lookout for new methods to push the boundaries of what is possible in interior design and offer imaginative and bold solutions to projects.”
MuseDesign collaborates with investors that are interested in purchasing recently renovated premium residences that offer value for consumers seeking a lavish lifestyle. This has contributed to MuseDesign’s rapid and broad popularity.
“Collaborating with clients who are interested in buying upscale residences that have recently been renovated has been a key factor in our success,” Michael exclaims.
“We are able to demonstrate our skills in designing luxurious and high-end designs that add value to the home by working in this industry. This has allowed us to develop our brand as a leader in the luxury interior design market and work on some genuinely distinctive and interesting projects including Atlantis The Royal Residences, Address Sky View, Address JBR, and Bluewaters residences,” he shares.
Michael enjoys working in this region, and his passion for grandeur is shared by his clients. “Designing for the Middle East is a one-of-a-kind experience that evokes a wide range of emotions in us. The region is famed for its splendour and grandeur, and many of our designs reflect this. We are inspired by the region’s rich cultural legacy as well as its modern and forward-thinking design approach. Our designs frequently integrate traditional Middle Eastern architecture and design features, as well as modern and contemporary components, to produce a genuinely distinctive and timeless look,” he says.
Micheal’s leadership style is collaborative and visionary, and he credits his success to his incredible team. “We value our team members’ input and creativity, and we encourage them to share their ideas and perspectives. Simultaneously, we have a clear vision of where we want the company to go and what steps we need to take to get there. We express this objective clearly and inspire my staff to work with excitement and dedication towards it. We also believe in leading by example, and we are always eager to roll up our sleeves and collaborate with our team when needed. Overall, our leadership approach is focused on promoting innovation and delivering excellent results for our clients,” Michael states proudly.
“Our team is incredibly important to us, as they bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to every project we take on. We believe that by working together, we can create designs that are truly unique and tailored to the demands of each customer. Our team consists of architects, interior designers, project managers, foremen, skilled workers, and helpers, among others, all of whom are committed to ensuring that each project is completed to the highest standards of quality and excellence,” Michael says.
MuseDesign’s major projects include the complete restoration of a mansion in Dubai Hills, including expansions to create a private gym and a huge master bedroom suite. Many of them were nominated for Best Interior Design Projects (Jumeirah Bay Island Villa) or even were featured on TV shows (Villa at Palm Jumeirah for one of the Dubai Bling particpants).
MuseDesign’s dedication to meeting and exceeding client expectations is demonstrated by its focus on detail, individualised approach, and ability to go above and beyond. This has been one of their most important success factors. “At our company, we strongly believe in the importance of meeting and exceeding client expectations. We recognise that each customer is unique, and we tackle each job with a highly personalised approach. This entails paying special attention to every detail, comprehending our clients’ wants and preferences, and going above and beyond to produce exceptional results. We feel that this commitment to our clients’ satisfaction is critical to our success, and we aim to preserve it in all we do. We also believe in going above and above for our clients, whether it’s finding unusual products or meeting tight deadlines,” Michael says.
Michael and Stanislava at MuseDesign recognise the value of adopting cutting-edge technologies. The pair is constantly experimenting with novel methods and processes in the construction and interior design industries. One of the major areas of emphasis for us is the incorporation of new technology into our design process. We use cutting-edge software and technologies to generate immersive 3D representations that let our clients experience their space before it is created. Not only does this improve the design process, but it also ensures that our clients are entirely delighted with the final product. “We believe that these approaches will not only benefit our clients, but will also contribute to a brighter future for our planet,” Michael says.
MuseDesign is a trusted partner for anyone wishing to develop a unique, high-end property that is both beautiful and useful because of its reputation for excellence and track record of achievement. But how do you handle the difficulties and complications that crop up throughout the project lifespan, and how does your team make sure the project is successfully completed?
Michael responds, praising the team once more: “We understand that each project brings its own set of challenges and complications, and our team is well-equipped to handle them,” Michael says. We have a specialised project management staff that manages every part of the project, ensuring that it stays on track and under budget. Our designers collaborate extensively with our customers to understand their goals and preferences, and we provide regular updates throughout the project to ensure that everyone is on the same page. We also have a network of reputable contractors and suppliers with whom we collaborate to guarantee that the project is executed to the highest standards. Our team is dedicated to providing excellence, and we are proud of our track record of successful projects.”
MuseDesign is now working on various unique projects that are closely tied to new premium houses and localities in Dubai. “Some of our most exciting projects include the design of penthouses at Il Primo by Emaar, the development of villas at La Mer South, and the complete reconstruction of a villa at Palm Jumeirah. We are honoured to be working on these prestigious projects and look forward to delivering exceptional results for our clients,” Michael says.
MuseDesign is currently focussed on the Middle East region, with a special emphasis on Dubai and Abu Dhabi. However, we are constantly seeking for fresh methods to broaden our reach and take on intriguing new projects. They intend to expand further into other parts of the Middle East and beyond, as we believe that their distinct approach to interior design will benefit clients worldwide.
Michael and Stanislava are really enthused about the future because they believe it will be driven by urbanisation and technology. “The interior design industry is predicted to increase further over the next five years, owing to reasons such as increasing urbanisation, rising disposable incomes, and a growing awareness of the value of well-designed environments. Designers will have more tools at their disposal to develop unique and personalised designs as new technologies such as virtual reality and 3D printing emerge. Sustainability will also remain a prominent trend, as more consumers want environmentally friendly and socially responsible goods and services. Overall, the industry is set to expand and evolve in the future years,” Michael concludes with great optimism.