Life­time Achieve­ment Award

Identity - - ID DESIGN AWARDS 2018 - Is­abel Pin­tado Spon­sor: Mo­ti­vate Me­dia Group

It takes more than vi­sion and tal­ent to cre­ate a body of work that will stand the test of time. Hu­mil­ity, a com­mit­ment to col­lab­o­ra­tion and an au­then­tic be­lief in the power of de­sign are what forge a true lu­mi­nary. Is­abel Pin­tado has em­braced th­ese char­ac­ter­is­tics, thus el­e­vat­ing the en­tire in­dus­try and re­gion with her lead­er­ship.

For the bet­ter part of two decades the Dubaibased An­glo-Span­ish in­te­rior ar­chi­tect has been a leader with both a re­spect for the re­gion’s di­ver­sity and an eye on the fu­ture with her bold, in­no­va­tive and ex­per­i­men­tal projects.

Ini­tially work­ing with God­win Austen John­son, she headed In­te­rior De­sign Depart­ment and earned a rep­u­ta­tion for ex­cel­lence in hos­pi­tal­ity projects. Next, she joined LW De­sign, ex­pand­ing its global pres­ence.

Most re­cently, she has been at the helm of Wil­son As­so­ciates, serv­ing as Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor MEA. Un­der her di­rec­tion, Wil­son As­so­ciates has dou­bled the num­ber of de­sign­ers and strate­gi­cally moved the of­fice to Dubai De­sign Dis­trict (d3). It is now one of the most sought-af­ter hos­pi­tal­ity de­sign firms in the EMEA re­gion— ac­cu­mu­lat­ing ac­co­lades for high-pro­file projects, in­clud­ing the re­fur­bish­ment of The Palace Ho­tel Down­town and the Mar­riott Re­sort Tag­ha­zout Bay in Agadir, Mo­rocco.

But most im­por­tantly, we value the fact that she sees the virtue in build­ing com­mu­nity and con­trib­utes her time and tal­ents to char­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tal causes.

Pin­tado’s long-term com­mit­ment to im­prov­ing de­sign in the UAE, and her sin­cere be­lief in en­rich­ing lives through de­sign, are what cap­tured our hearts and se­cured her place as our Life­time Achieve­ment Award win­ner.

Wil­son As­so­ciates Of­fice in D3

Is­abel Pin­tado with Ian Fairser­vice, Man­ag­ing Part­ner and Group Edi­tor, Mo­ti­vate Me­dia Group

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