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History

DESIGNyoung is a Dubai based company, offering international commercial interior design expertise that covers a range of projects, concentrating on the Hospitality, Leisure, Corporate Office and Commercial Residential Design sectors.


DESIGNyoungs experience in these design sectors encompasses a client / project list of well established companies and household names from around the world, which goes back over 35 years as a result of the international working experience of Design Principal Mark Young.


We believe it is important that the Design Principal and key staff have been working in Dubai and the Gulf region since 1991, enabling our design solutions to be tailored to suit local traditions and tastes where appropriate.


DESIGNyoung is not a huge impersonal design factory, our tight knit design team concentrates on bespoke design solutions with an attention to detail and brings a high level of personal commitment to every project.


Being an independent design consultancy means that we have no ties or connections with contractors or suppliers, resulting in a freedom to design and specify products and materials that are correct for the particular project and budget.


We invite you to join our growing list of clients, and we welcome the opportunity of becoming part of your team to use our design skills for your commercial success.


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Philosophy

At DESIGNyoung we see design as a tool to develop the business success of our clients.


Our Design output is not the indulgence of our highly creative design team. Every client is regarded as an entity with specific desire, strengths and opportunities. The end design is achieved by resolving the particular challenges that each individual client and project may present.


As every business is different, every design solution is unique.


We are a pragmatic design team who look to attain maximum value and commercial success for our client through our creative solutions. Our approach is based on our following convictions:


  • people spend more time in places they enjoy
  • people spend more money in places they enjoy
  • people return more frequently to places they enjoy

  • We pride ourselves in being successful at designing Profitable People Places.


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    Sustainability

    Our corporate design strategy also aims to create aesthetical and functional design without neglecting the protection of the environment.


    At DESIGNyoung, we take into consideration our clients growing needs to create an environmentally sound design. We address and incorporate green standards by sourcing sustainable materials as per the environmental rating systems/schemes such as LEED, BREEAM, Green Star and Estidama (upcoming GCC standards).


    We are aware of the dichotomy between the various accreditation systems hence our approach would reflect the need to understand the appropriate location and local regulations depending on the project.


    To meet these high levels of sustainable requirements, we consider the following design solutions:


  • Energy efficient lighting, led systems and compact fluorescent lighting
  • Water efficiency and conservation
  • FSC certified wood products from well-managed forests.
  • Sustainable / renewable materials & finishes
  • Organic, recycled and fabrics from production process that ensure favourable ecological impact
  • Low voc finishes & treatments

  • Benefits to our clients:


  • Low maintenance
  • Cost effectiveness through the life-cycle-cost method
  • Social benefits such as occupants health and comfort
  • Environmental benefits

  • Our objective is to inspire our clients with quality and eco-friendly materials & finishes to help transform and create a sustainable environment.

    Future sustainability is synonymous with continuous improvement and in order to be well prepared to meet the requirements of our clients, we are constantly working with our suppliers to ensure the use of innovative ecologically sound products.


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    Acknowledgement

    I would like to take this opportunity in acknowledging the following key persons, without whose guidance, influence, and support, the company of DESIGNyoung would not be where we are today:


    Trevor Stutely

    Partner of Prescott Stutely Design Group, Hong Kong


    Harry Seidler

    Principal of Harry Seidler & Associates, Sydney


    Claude R Engle III

    Principal of Claude R Engle Lighting, New York


    David Saunders

    Principal of Saunders Design, London


    David Hicks

    Founder of David Hicks International, London


    Lars Waldenstrom

    Managing Partner of Swedish Design, Dubai


    HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

    Ruler of Dubai


    David Wrenn

    Founder of Wrenn Associates/WA International, London & Dubai


    Brian Johnson

    Managing Partner of Godwin Austen Johnson, UK & Dubai


    Mark J Young, Managing Director & Design Principal, DESIGNyoung


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    Contact Us

    Our working times are 8am to 5pm, Sunday to Thursday


    For project-related information, contact:

    Mark Young

    marky@design-young.com


    For recruitment and personnel related information, contact:

    Surina Palmer

    surinap@design-young.com