Monday, April 28, 2008

Abyaar and Lacroix sign deals to build residential tower in Jumeirah

Abyaar, the property developer and Christian Lacroix, the designer have entered into a joint venture to build a residential tower in one of the most exclusive beachside suburbs of Dubai.

The 38-unit Jumeirah-based tower, offering wonderful views across Dubai's coastline, The Palm and Burj al Arab landmarks, will incorporate a Lacroix-designed fa├žade, vast lobby and luxurious interiors.

Although Lacroix has worked on several Paris-based boutique hotel interiors, this is the first residential offering, wherein the designer has incorporated trademark blend of past and future.

The Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Abyaar, Marzooq Al Rashdan, said "We approached Lacroix because he is well-known for his exceptional design and theatrical style, both on and off the catwalk. This marks the beginning of a long term partnership through which similar developments will be established in the region and beyond, placing Abyaar on top of luxury development map international."

Commenting on the development, Lacroix said "We are working on something special that will tell a fanciful Middle Eastern story. The interiors will be contemporary and baroque blend of West and East, new and old, inspired by folklore and history."

The designer will be sourcing and creating unique materials for the interior design. Lacroix has designed several hotels, interiors for the French chain of Gaumont cinemas, tramway cards and TGV trains.

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