Date: November 11 · 2023
November 11 · 2023
Attention to all young designers and professionals the Roca One Day Design Challenge is back at the Etihad Museum in Dubai to celebrate its 7th edition. We are excited to welcome all design enthusiasts, ready to test their creativity in just one day. Accept the challenge and come and join us! Sign up now!
Having received her Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture in 1992 from the Lebanese American University.
Dana has since become an established designer with more than 30 years of experience. Her Interior design firm, registered in Dubai, Riyadh, and Lebanon, has been growing with the local and International needs and has been offering its design services of luxury homes, commercial entities, hotels and communities to builders and developers.
The DN Designs team consists of hard working individuals who put their fresh and artistic approach into each and every design, with exquisite furnishings and detailing to complement each client’s style.
A love of designing and building from scratch has developed into a passion for seeing concepts develop through to final project completion. As Associate at KCA International, Amanda manages all aspects of the design process from research to creative conceptualisation and builds on the story through the design phases in collaboration with the entire team.
With offices in London, Dubai and Hong Kong and soon to be Singapore, KCA have an extensive list of clientele who require a variety of interiors ranging from Royal Palaces to lofts and penthouses, urban hotels to beach and mountain retreats.
Amanda works closely with the client and consultants to ensure that the design always remains true to the KCA vision by project managing the entire build phase with the contractor and specialist manufacturers.
Marco is a celebrated award-wining designer, whose career is a testament to his prowess in the world of architecture and design. Graduating from Cairo University, he embarked on a journey that would take him from the vibrant design scene of Egypt to the bustling hub of Dubai, driven by a desire to broaden his horizons and gain international exposure.
What truly distinguishes Marco is his unparalleled creativity and his unwavering commitment to transforming the world around him. His multifaceted approach to design knows no bounds. Marco's talents extend beyond architecture and interior design; he's also an artist, a product designer, a fan of luxury F&B spaces, and a creator of immersive experiences. His creativity extends even further, encompassing the realm of furniture design and photography, reflecting his diverse and boundless talent.
In each of Marco's designs, you'll find a dedication to precision and thoughtful detail, showcasing his commitment to excellence. This has made him a sought-after designer for hospitality, luxury F&B, and immersive experiences.
Throughout his accomplished career, Maximus is making a lasting impact on the hospitality and F&B industries. His portfolio features a wide range of projects, from lavish hotels and exclusive restaurants to cutting-edge bars. Marco's design philosophy transcends mere aesthetics; he crafts unforgettable experiences where every element, from lighting to furniture, harmoniously contributes.
Maximus, in his current role at KEANE, proudly spearheads luxury F&B and immersive experience projects across the dynamic Middle East. His artistry and practical acumen come together to craft opulent dining experiences in vibrant locales, showcasing an unwavering dedication to excellence.
Marco Maximus rejoins Roca's ODDC as a juror following his recognition in the third edition. His passion goes beyond conventional design, with a particular interest in sanitaryware design. His rich experience and unique background enrich the panel, offering participants a distinct perspective and guidance in their pursuit of design excellence.
Amr is a highly acclaimed LW interior designer, known for his remarkable ability to harness the transformative potential of interior design, profoundly impacting the daily lives of those who inhabit his creations. With an unwavering dedication to excellence, a discerning sense of style refined through over a decade of experience in the industry, and a passion for crafting bespoke living environments.
From the very outset of his architectural academic journey, Amr discerned his true calling in the realm of interior design. His ambition has always been to shape living spaces that not only captivate the eye but also nurture the very essence of his clients, elevating their quality of life to new heights.
Amr has garnered widespread recognition for his daring and innovative design approaches, continually pushing the boundaries of creativity while unwaveringly honoring the unique needs of his clientele. Every project he undertakes evolves into a custom masterpiece, artfully reflecting his clients' individual interests and lifestyles. His aesthetic finesse harmoniously merges contemporary elegance with an edge of audacity, culminating in designs that transcend the test of time. His meticulous attention to detail and steadfast commitment to quality are the hallmarks of his work, creating spaces that profoundly shape the human experience.
Embarking on his professional journey in Cairo, Egypt, Amr spent five years as both an architect and an interior designer. During this period, he contributed his creative and detail-driven approach to numerous residential, commercial, retail, and hospitality projects. Subsequently, he strategically transitioned to Dubai, UAE, immersing himself in the dynamic world of interior design alongside international luminaries and extraordinary concepts.
Today, Amr is at the forefront of the hospitality sector with LW, leaving an indelible mark on projects spanning across the Middle East and the global landscape. His portfolio is a testament to his ability to infuse his design projects with boundless passion and technical prowess. The seamless fusion of his design acumen with his software expertise empowers him to craft exceptional spaces tailored precisely to the unique needs and aspirations of his clients, setting a new standard for interior design excellence.
Salvador Lopez Oliva
In 1999, Salvador Lopez Oliva graduated from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya from Industrial Engineering and completed the Finance, Operations, Marketing, and IT programs at Esade MBA and the National University of Singapore between 1999-2001. In 2001, Mr. Oliva started his career as Asia Pacific Export Area Manager at Pirelli. He worked as Operations Manager, Reengineering Manager and General Manager for many companies such as Roca Sanitario, Fagor Industrial, and Teka. Since 2016, Salvador, has been the Managing Director of Roca Turkey and from November 1st, 2023, Country Manager of Roca Middle East as well.