Design Talks

First time IDF Oman is bringing Design Talks in partnership with The American Institute of Architects Middle East Chapter. It will be an exciting platform to trigger design conversations, tapping into the Sultanate’s current trends, interact with industry professionals and listen to their opinions on the topics which matters today.

List Of Speakers & Topics

Mr. Haitham M. Al Busafi

Mr. Haitham M. Al Busafi

Founder / Principal

BusafiArc - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Experimentation in Architecture Design
Mr. Mohammed Y. Assaf

Mr. Mohammed Y. Assaf

Managing Director

Arab Engineering Bureau - AEB - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
The Future of architecture in Oman
Ms. Meyyan Al Said

Ms. Meyyan Al Said

Interior Designer/Architect

Muscat National Development and Investment Company – ASAAS - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Interior Design strategies in Hospitality Projects
Mr. Rodrigo Vairinhos

Mr. Rodrigo Vairinhos

Product Designer, CEO, Brand Owner NEO

Neo Studios - Germany

Topic
SLOW DESIGN: Spreading long lasting values in Architecture, Interior Design and Product Design
Mr. Harindren Paramahamsa

Mr. Harindren Paramahamsa

Architect and Urban Planner

The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Furnishing with Recyclable and Recycled Materials. Case Study of the GUtech EcoHaus
Mr. Ammar H. Mohamed

Mr. Ammar H. Mohamed

Senior Specialist - Lighting

Royal Court Affairs - Central Design Office - Royal Estates - The Palace - Muscat - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Residential Lighting Design – Tips and Tricks
Mr. Sergio Padula

Mr. Sergio Padula

Technical Director

iGuzzini Middle East FZE - UAE

Topic
Working side by side with the lighting designer:made-to-measure lighting solutions
Ms. Arch. Ayah Abbasi

Ms. Arch. Ayah Abbasi

Instructor @ Arch. & interior Design Department

Scientific College of Design - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Placemaking as newly developed approach in Muscat
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Nikolaus Knebel

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Nikolaus Knebel

Architect BDA - Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning

The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Designing Residential and Commercial Buildings in Oman with Passive Cooling Strategies. Recent Projects
Mr. Martin Hütt

Mr. Martin Hütt

Architect BDA - Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning

Saviukumaja OÜ - Estonia

Topic
Sustainable interior design and ergonomics
Ms. Salwa Najafi

Ms. Salwa Najafi

Interior and Product Designer

Salwa Najafi Design - UAE

Topic
Sustainability by Design
Ms. Alexandra Schiering

Ms. Alexandra Schiering

Architect

The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Landscaping with Native Plants and Natural Water Treatment. Case Study of the GUtech EcoHaus
Mr. Roberto Spanò

Mr. Roberto Spanò

International Sales & Marketing Manager

CUF MILANO brand of Centrufficio Loreto S.p.A. - Italy

Topic
ACOUSTIC IN WORKSPACES:How to reach the optimal acoustic comfort to improve concentration
Mr. Sanju Mathew Thomas

Mr. Sanju Mathew Thomas

Acoustician, SMT Acoustics

Atlal Al Qurum Trading & Cont LLC - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Acoustic design and parameters for interior spaces
Ms. Simona Groshevska

Ms. Simona Groshevska

Interior and Product Designer & CEO

Si Design Studio - Bulgaria

Topic
New approaches in design for better tomorrow
Ms. Najwa AL Balushi

Ms. Najwa AL Balushi

IArchitectural Engineer

Muscat National Development and Investment Company – ASAAS - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Designing sustainable interior spaces by implementing WELL concept and standards
Ms. Sam Saliba

Ms. Sam Saliba

Partner + Creative Director

ART PAINTINGLAB - UAE

Topic
Experiencing Space Subliminal and the Contribution of Art
Mr. Peter David

Mr. Peter David

Environmental Specialist and Artist

Member of World CSR Day Council & Global Innovation Institute Council (Michigan, USA) - UAE

Topic
Why Connecting People with Nature in the Right Way Matters?
Mr. Leopoldo V. Sandoval

Mr. Leopoldo V. Sandoval

Senior Architect - Directorate of Projects

Ministry of Health - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Crossroads in Designing a Healthcare Facility - A patient experience and journey towards healing
Ms. Iman Al Jashmi

Ms. Iman Al Jashmi

General Manager / Lighting Engineer

Al Burkan Group - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Let’s talk Light!
Mr. Hussain Mohammed Najwani

Mr. Hussain Mohammed Najwani

Project Manager

Maysan Properties SAOC - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Managing Interior Designing & Execution Phases
Mr. Gregg Brodarick

Mr. Gregg Brodarick

CEO and Creative Director

Impatia - Italy

Topic
Reinventing The Game Room – Emerging from the basement into formal living spaces
Mr. Kasra Choubineh

Mr. Kasra Choubineh

Chief Design Officer

Tri-Visuals LLC - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
What is Minimalism? A Look at Minimalist Art & Architecture
Mr. Antonius Agelink

Mr. Antonius Agelink

CEO and Co-Founder & Partner

Newton Brown Urban Design - USA

Topic
Smart Oman, an integrated approach. Smart houses, buildings and public spaces.
Mr. Zahir Abdul Latheef

Mr. Zahir Abdul Latheef

Lead Interior Designer

Design District Muscat - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
Challenges of running a boutique design firm
Mr. Javad Eiraji

Mr. Javad Eiraji

Architect, Design Manager, Co-founder & Partner

Studio Eiraji - Turkey & Iran

Topic
Sustainable solutions for interior design of today buildings according to traditional architecture in middle-east
Ms. Roshanak Sanei

Ms. Roshanak Sanei

Chief Interior Designer, Co-founder & Partner

Studio Eiraji - Turkey & Iran

Topic
Sustainable solutions for interior design of today buildings according to traditional architecture in middle-east
Ms. Marianne Sigl

Ms. Marianne Sigl

Urban Planning and Architectural Design Faculty – Teaching Assistant

The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
“Where Oman Walks” - Research and Design on Walkability within Communities of Muscat
Ms. Klaudia Dudzik

Ms. Klaudia Dudzik

Urban Planning and Architectural Design Faculty – Teaching Assistant

The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) - Sultanate of Oman

Topic
“Where Oman Walks” - Research and Design on Walkability within Communities of Muscat
Mr. David Yates

Mr. David Yates

Recursive – CEO

UK

Topic
Connecting people with each other and their environments
Ms. Nina

Ms. Nina Moeller

Nina Moeller Designs – CEO

UK

Topic
Connecting people with each other and their environments
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