Interview: CEO Eva Interiors

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

FOR OVER A decade residents have become more aware and educated on the interior designs and want their surroundings designed by highly educated professionals. The huge impact of social media and frequent foreign travels are one of the reasons people want their living spaces to look unique, full of meaningful pieces, said by Seema Ahmed Al Mansoory, CEO and Founder of Eva Interiors in an exclusive interview with The Gulf Today.
The local market has a huge potential and the demand for designers is high, especially those who have graduated from reputable universities and want to try their limits, she said.evainteriors1
“The residents in UAE, especially millennials, are a lot in love with sophisticated designs done by professional designers. This has paved way for the huge market of highly qualified designers who have obtained degrees from reputable universities and boast work experiences with leading names in the industry,” she said.
Seema graduated as architect from the American University of Sharjah in 2006 and joined a German firm which was at that time doing great to fulfil mega projects of hotels and others worth billions of dirhams. “When I joined in 2006 after graduation, it was peak time and our firm had mega projects and the recession came in 2008 that caused our firm to close down even though we had three projects under way. But this was a turning point in my career and I started from scratch to set up my own firm and opened an office in Fujairah. I utilised my contacts from university to my professional days in the German firm’s local office in Dubai to get interior designing projects,” she narrated her journey.
To cater for the high demand of her work she opened another office in Dubai with a total staff of around two dozen including architects, designers and others. In over eight years, she has been part of interior designing projects of local celebrities, offices of governments and residence belonging to members of royal families in different emirates in the UAE.

She pointed that with the huge impact of social media, more and more people in UAE especially living for a long time are adopting ways to decorate their living spaces in contemporary modern and contemporary classic with neo classic, French classic and deco classic as there are few people in UAE who are specialize in these and the demand is always high.
Recently, she has been active on different social media platforms with a huge number of followers from youngsters to professionals who follow her latest projects. “Through the social media, I have been following by a large number of young designers who seek my professional advice on their projects and always keen to learn new things. For me, it was a great opportunity to share my experience and professional advice while also educating aspiring designers to face the challenges they could face once they enter into the real world. These forums being acknowledge by everyone and gave me profound happiness,” she said.
Her team comprises of designers from the UK, Jordanian, Saudi Arabia and others while they import materials from different parts of the world to cater the high-end needs of top notch customers. She has plans to expand her brand outside UAE while ready to take care of any project in the region which is easy to move anywhere needed.
She recently did a charity project for Fujairah government who wanted her to design work places for participants of a fundraising bazaar which also appreciated by all the participants from management to the visitors.
Responding a question, she has high regards of American University Sharjah which is producing vastly aspiring designers as it is associated with Washington DC and the staff is highly qualified. “There are many graduated from the university working locally as well as different parts of the world with reputable industry leaders,” she said.
-Published At The Gulf Today

~ by jamilkhan on July 29, 2017.

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