n the June issue of Commercial Interior Design you can find a little nice article about Xworks Interiors under the section “Suppliers you should know”. As we know not all of you will have the chance to read the article directly in the magazine, we have decided to share the text with you right here. Because we don’t want you to miss a thing. Here we go: Tell us about your company? Xworks Interiors was founded in 2009 by Søren Kræn, who has been working in interior design and fit-out for more than 25 years in the UAE. The firm presents many years of valuable experience in the market. We deliver full turnkey interior solutions with services consisting of interior design, fit-out and furniture. We are specialized in corporate offices and other commercial work. Our mission is to provide the UAE market with innovative, international quality products and services. We want to build the offices of tomorrow, focusing specifically on topics such as ergonomics, the environment, indoor nature, natural light and intriguing design. We have streamlined our services into a coordinated sequence beginning with design, product and furniture selection through professional project management that results in delivery on time with required quality. We are also always in close dialogue with our clients. What projects have you recently been involved in? We have been involved in a number of projects over the years. Our clients and portfolio include various well-known companies such as Bapas Bar, Gilead Sciences Dubai, Open Text, Ernst & Young Middle East, HQ Creative, Maersk Line, Park Hyatt, BAE Systems, Hella Middle East and Murdoch University, to name a few. Recently, we have finished projects for Lindt&Spungli, JCB, and Glander International Bunkering. What challenges did they present? We always try to think about challenges more as unforeseen opportunities. These opportunities will allow us to grow and allow us to showcase just how capable and experienced we are in delivering projects of the highest quality – even when things becomes a little challenging. Most projects, especially those that possess a high degree of complexity, require a detailed and focused coordination from start to finish, and that requires skilled and experienced project managers, which we have. What are you most looking forward to for the rest of 2015? We are looking forward to the completion of our current projects, such as the big training facility we are building at the moment for Maersk Training. We are also looking forward to getting started on some of the many exciting projects we have on the horizon. However, more than anything we are looking forward to opening up a branch of Xworks Interiors in Abu Dhabi very soon. We are finalizing all the paperwork at the moment, and we cannot wait to get started. What trends do you see in the Middle East with regards to it out? The Middle East. just like many other regions, is going through a rapid change when it comes to designing corporate offices. Today, the modern office environment is becoming much more open, which requires a more flexible space plan along with careful consideration of acoustics, choice of furniture and materials. We see less static workspaces and more flexible ones - and today most of the projects we work on include not only meeting rooms, but also open areas especially designed for creative sessions, brainstorming and informal meetings. We love that there is more room for out-of-the-box thinking today than five years ago, because we enjoy the creativity behind this shift. We also see trends that have been dominant in Europe for a while, now coming to the fore in the Middle East. This is something we are very happy about, as these trends are all about the work environment, such as focus on playful design, great quality, ergonomics in the workspace, the use of nature indoors, focus on acoustics in the office, appreciation for the benefits of natural lighting and of course, focus on the environment and environmentally friendly materials, work processes, etc. All these things are important to consider when building an office. Where do we find you? You can find us in the Old Lufthansa Building - office 104, next to Business Bay Metro Station. Our address is P.O. Box 66215, Dubai, UAE. You can also reach us by calling +971 04 321 6644 or by writing to [email protected]. For more information visit our website: www.xworks.ae
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