desert ink STUDIO
In their typically-alternative approach to landscape design, desert INK rose to the challenge in designing their new home and in doing so, have mastered that enigmatic feeling of being in the outdoors, indoors. The new office was required to contain the basic components of a studio space – reception/collaboration space/meeting room/desks, but present them in a new, forward thinking approach to consultant office design.
We’re all familiar with the proven benefits of being close to nature, and desert INK have applied their landscape knowledge to capitalize upon these benefits in an office environment. Vegetation is a key element in the office and provides a proximity to nature which inspires creativity, collaboration and a relaxed atmosphere for staff and visitors alike.
SHIFTING SANDS - downtown design 2018
“This unique installation, Shifting Sands, was created for Dubai’s Downtown Design exhibit and saw desert INK utilising interior plants and wood to create a living sculptural seating element. Inspired by the dramatic tide of cultivation that has swept across the Emirates in the last 30 years, Shifting Sands is composed of two dune-like forms partially engulfed by flowing vegetation. The first of the two dunes is lushly-planted with tropical species, representative of the luxuriant, green landscapes which have been favoured over the last 30 years. The second dune is planted with desert species, and points the way towards a more sustainable landscape for the future which is equally as attractive but also locally-relevant.”
Size: 120 SQ/M. Client: Downtown Design. Completion Date: Q4 2018