debuted on Sheikh Zayed Road in 2015, with a showroom dedicated to presenting high-end, luxury brands. Aptly named, the facility is a one-stop shop for connoisseurs of fine design, with a carefully curated portfolio of companies covering all facets of affluent living.

“At Studio 971, our commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and pushing the boundaries of conventional design sets us apart.” says Gaby Koudsi Founder and Managing Partner of Studio 971.  “From award winning Italian designer kitchens to the highest quality designer furniture, we offer sophisticated enhancement to your living space and interior design, and our new showroom is a testament to reaching new heights of excellence.”

Interior design professionals and aficionados will be thrilled to hear of their latest twin showroom launching this week in the fashionable and trendy City Walk Dubai.

Stretching over an impressive 4,500 square feet, the chic new Studio 971 space further exemplifies the company’s appreciation of authenticity and excellence in Italian design, with two dedicated spaces for brands Arclinea and Lema. Both names are home to work by design greats, including Antonio Citterio (for Arclinea), and Piero Lissoni, Francesco Rota, Gabriele e Oscar Buratti and Roberto Palomba + Serafini Associati (for Lema).

Arclinea was founded by Silvio Fortuna in 1925 as an artisanal laboratory specialising in wood work. Over the years, the brand has gained global recognition as a Ieader in high-end, Italian kitchens. In the late nineties, Arclinea appointed Antonio Citterio as head designer, confirming its desire to produce not just equipment and furnishings, but also innovative architectural concepts for modern living. Since 2016 Arclinea has been part of B&B Italia Group, and today is a prestigious international brand, the perfect ambassador of ‘Made in Italy’.

Lema is a name synonymous with luxury and sophistication in interior design for home, office, and contract projects. Founded in 1970 by the Meroni family, their designs draw on traditions that date back to the early post-war years. Lema was the first Italian company to develop a system with load-bearing side panels in multiple finishes, as well as launching the renowned, customisable Armadio al Centimetro wardrobe. Today, the brand’s catalogue ranges from modular systems for the home to freestanding furniture, including their latest collection of aesthetic padded furniture.

With doors opening this week to Studio 971’s new City Walk venue, visitors can look forward to a buzzing calendar of events in a vibrant yet sophisticated atmosphere, as well as experience the fine Italian kitchens during live cooking events. The carefully curated new twin showroom is kitted with the best, high-end products and detailing, including sleek doors by Glas Italia, and large-scale facades, flooring and countertops from Dekton by Cosentino. Dekton’s versatility is evident in the elegantly dressed outdoor and interior spaces of the showroom, and plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall storytelling of the design. Both brands are world leaders in their respective fields for decades.