One of those creative minds we have for you on our guest list. We
had a Q & A session with Khaled Al Qamlas & Marshad Al Omar.
Here’s the conversation:
Marshad and I (Khaled) both studied at Kuwait University, the College of Architecture. Later, we joined different architectural
firms. We have started to build our experience and understand the
Kuwaiti market in terms of client needs and requirements.
While I focused more on interior design and furniture, Marshad
concentrated on architecture, making us the perfect team.
We both wanted to create a REAL APPROACH to design and understand how to cater to the clients’
needs and requirements. After a while, we discovered that the market had started to shift and that the
client was no longer interested in vast, spacious designs. Today’s clients are young and practical. they
want to live and enjoy life. Spaces are calculated adequately to cater to their needs, nothing more and
The main challenge was how can we introduce ourselves to the client as a new and young architectural firm. Luckily we both have good connections and networking, which we immediately used to market our company. We focused on young clients with little space to help them utilize these spaces as much as possible; we then started to design furniture that perfectly fits them, making them more practical and livable. Our clients were happy, they liked our approach of REAL DESIGN, and they started talking about our work.
Services: architecture, interior, and furniture design.
We also do reviews of designs from other firms to see
how we can enhance them and make them better.
Our USP would be our (REAL ARCHITECTURE) or
the REAL approach to design. What is that approach?
When we are fully aware of the client’s conditions
socially and economically, we differentiate between
what he (wants) vs. what he (needs). We then deliver a
design that fulfills his requirements in the given budget
& space without compromising the quality of the
design. BE THE CLIENT!
Some of the clients are indecisive We believe the
challenge is always how to understand and adopt this
change of mind, requirements, and needs through the
Generally, building here in Kuwait has to follow “The building codes and
regulations.” issued by Kuwait Municipality. these codes and regulations
pay attention to the climate issues and impact here in Kuwait, which helps
us a lot through our interior work, allowing us to focus on the economic
part of the project. However, we always prefer to use sustainable or recycled
materials whenever we have the chance, especially since we try to educate
our clients regarding these issues.
As for now, we see the opportunity here in the Gulf area (GCC countries). e
new era of KSA and DUBAI will provide us with vast opportunities to present our
services. You only need to be unique, defined, and real.
I would say architecture and interior design, depending on the project itself. For example, our oce
is one of the projects that we enjoyed as it was made with recycled materials that we had handpicked
ourselves, including the furniture. Nothing was new; every piece had a story. As for the rest of the
project, our commercial projects are more fun, as you get to engage with the client while designing
their stores and helping them build their brand and expand their business.
We are more like a true family; we all have a saying in project design and all contribute. thus,
our projects have different characteristics yet are all based on the same principle of (the REAL
As a Kuwaiti design firm, we are witnessing architecture all over the GCC countries. We have a few
projects in Dubai & Muscat. Soon enough, we will start approaching Riyadh & Manamah to introduce
our services there.