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This month they are dedicating a long insert to our Alplus collection.

The article, available in both video and text version, describes the main features of this highly versatile product through an interview with Nicola Sacilotto, Frezza and Emmegi’s Regional Director for Middle East and India, and the words of two well-known voices of the design world: architects Adriana Graur and Kristina Zanic.

The Alplus system was designed by the architect Marco Zito, who we interviewed in our Landscapes magazine: in the article (available at the following link) the designer himself told us about the great potential of this furnishing collection, which lends itself to a plurality of environments.

Comfort, elegance and versatility: Alplus understands the constant needs of working, public and residential spaces, through a mix of functionality and design.

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Adriana Graur: the “curious” design

Adriana Graur is the Associate Design Director and LEED Green Associate for dwp | design worldwide partnership, a leading architecture and design studio with offices in Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

Her curious approach, combined with a great passion for the field, is the key component of her projects. She is known for her strong attention to detail and her marked ability to understand her client’s needs. Her work, which demonstrates an innate talent for conceptual design, perfectly recreates the way people would like to experience space in every moment.

Adriana Graur’s portfolio extends in many directions: from work, hotel and residential spaces to education, healthcare and transport sectors.

In 2019, she won the Young Interior Designer of the Year award during the CID Awards, which annually select the best architects and designers in the business sector, during an event held at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Many noteworthy projects for international clients such as Adidas, Google and the Dubai Financial Market competed for victory.

Kristina Zanic: travel inspirations

Kristina Zanic is one of the most prominent figures in the Asian and Middle Eastern interior design scene. Within the first three months of her 20-year-long career she won her first contract, working on Citibank’s largest HQ in the Southern Hemisphere. Later on she became a founding partner of DWP, now established with more than 20 offices in 5 continents. She also collaborated with multinational, major local and international companies and brands.

For over 10 years she has been head of the Dubai-based design studio that bears her name, Kristina Zanic Design Consultants. The firm, which specialises in the hospitality sector, boasts a number of well-known names in its portfolio, such as the Ritz-Carlton and Hilton hotel chains and the commercial giant BHV Galeries Lafayette, and has won numerous awards over the years.

Kristina Zanic’s projects are characterised by a skilful fusion of elements and details from different cultures, inspired by her great passion for travel. The result is an exclusive and highly refined architecture that elegantly synthesises the functional and aesthetic desires of its clients.