Space Design Awards is back with its ninth edition, honouring the best in interior design worldwide. The award-winning Indian interior designer Sumessh Menon is among the jury panel this year. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Mumbai on 22nd February 2019. Sumessh has been part of the jury for Space Design Awards since its inception and believes it is essential to recognize and celebrate excellence in interior design. “Design has always been an important part of my life – I’ve been designing furniture since college. So, when I was approached to be a part of the jury for the Space Design Awards, I didn’t hesitate for a second. The awards are an important platform that recognizes and celebrates excellence in interior design,” he says.
Space Design Awards, one of the most prestigious design awards in the world, has announced Sumessh Menon as the winner of the residential interior designer category. Sumessh is an award-winning interior designer who has worked in this field for over a decade. He started his firm, “Studio Sumessh”, in 2007 and has since been providing elegant and functional interior design solutions to his clients. His work has been featured in several magazines and won several awards, including Space Design Awards.
Sumessh Menon is an award-winning interior designer specializing in Indian architecture and design. He has won several awards for his work, including the prestigious Design Excellence Award from the India chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Menon’s work is highly influenced by Indian culture and tradition and is dedicated to preserving and promoting India’s unique architectural heritage. His projects have been featured in numerous publications, and he is widely recognized as one of India’s leading architects.
Sumessh Menon is an award-winning interior designer who has been featured in several design awards in India. He is the founder of Sumessh Menon & Associates, a space design firm that specializes in residential and commercial interiors. His work has been recognized for its innovative use of space and materials, and he has won several awards for his innovative designs.
Sumessh Menon Associates refurbishes a large villa in Dubai that meets Indian design aspirations, while playing with regional touches.
To reflect local, we believe a conscious effort to source local is important. The character of a city is reflected strongly in the context of its architectural footprint. Inside a premium gated community in Dubai, Arabian Ranches Villas complex, lies this 5000 sq. ft. villa with its equally expansive landscaped area belonging to an Indian.
The project itself is a seamless amalgamation of contemporary and ethnic inspirations. Right from an art-deco-inspired formal living area to classical-style-influenced areas like bedrooms, kitchen etc., to more contemporary touches in the children’s room and the study.
A grand art-deco inspired main door and marble inlay welcomes you into the luxurious double height entrance foyer. The staircase well is cleverly utilized to house a stunning marble standalone temple customized entirely in Jaipur and transported to site. All bathrooms have Italian marble floors with different themes for each. Customized bedroom furniture, marble temple designs, metallic screens and the bespoke inlay on the bar counter-top are sourced from India, particularly the marble panels for the Indian mandir. The temple displays a Tree-of-life theme with intricate stone-cut panels and a pyramidal ceiling that filters in natural light from the stained-glass window in the stair block as well as the chandelier right above the temple. Furniture and light fixtures are sourced from well-known brands in Dubai.
While the world gets smaller, it is also getting more similar in terms of design solutions. The project being in Dubai was a challenging task for the designer; however, it was also the most exciting part. Custom-designing a major chunk of the design elements in India and then shipping them off to Dubai, to be installed on site requires a high precision level in terms of quantities, design, fixing details etc.
While this sprawling home is undoubtedly a great design effort, blending traditional and modern by using a wide variety of materials and finishes; contextually, it fails to excite.