dwp | design worldwide partnership has grown its market presence through its global studios, with exponential growth in the Middle East over the last 12 months. In support of this, it resulted in the relocation of dwp’s regional managing director, Asia & ME, Charlie Kelly, to Dubai in the second quarter of 2021.

dwp has recognised the Middle East region as an expanding market with dwp offering a competitive edge, delivering state-of-the-art projects, setting benchmarks in sectors including hospitality, commercial, and residential.

dwp designed W Hotels The Palm and Abu Dhabi – Yas Island both received awards for exceptional interior design and the Dubai Smart office was awarded for innovative workplace design. The dwp Dubai Studio is now delighted to announce promotions and new additions to the team. “In an effort to continue to deliver landmark projects it is essential to strategically grow from within through leadership promotions as well as adding new staff. It was important for us at dwp to grow our team with people that are not only skilled in their field of work but have a deep knowledge of the ME market and also align with the dwp ethos of ‘design for a better world’. Our aim is to continuously design cutting edge projects with sustainability front of mind,” says Kelly.

Adriana Graur, who joined dwp in 2019, is promoted to design director. Graur has the unique ability to understand the client needs and deliver designs that exceed expectations through research and enquiry.

To add strength, energy and vitality dwp also is delighted to announce new senior staff appointments, Kanika Puri and Tala Melek. Puri is appointed as design director, and she has over 18 years of extensive experience as an interior designer across various sectors predominantly in hospitality and F&B design, but also across residential, workplace and retail.

Melek has joined as the business development director. she is a qualified British Architectural Engineer, having studied at Westminster University in London.