10 Chris Barnes

FOUNDER BROAD­WAY IN­TE­RI­ORS

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Chris Barnes founded his Dubai-based com­pany in 1999. He has cre­ated some of the most suc­cess­ful food and bev­er­age projects in the re­gion such as Lock, Stock and Bar­rel and Asia Asia with out­lets in both Dubai and Rus­sia, as well as the pop­u­lar New York-ori­gin burger and milk­shake chain, Black Tap, de­sign­ing all its seven out­lets through­out the GCC, a fur­ther two in Europe, and more in the pipe­line. His com­mer­cial port­fo­lio lists high pro­file projects such as the in­no­va­tive Gold LEED-cer­ti­fied RTA Head­quar­ters and award-win­ning projects such as the sus­tain­able

TME show­room, the pro­gres­sive KHDA Head­quar­ters and the DP World head­quar­ters. Most re­cently, he has com­pleted the re­fur­bish­ment of Abu Dhabi Tourism’s head­quar­ters as well as de­liv­er­ing new projects such as the new of­fices of Dubai Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter Au­thor­ity and the Crank Fit­ness Stu­dio.

At the 2017 Com­mer­cial In­te­rior De­sign Awards, he was hon­oured with the Highly Com­mended recog­ni­tion in the In­te­rior De­signer of the Year cat­e­gory. With of­fices in the Philip­pines, the firm has plans to ex­pand their pres­ence in Asia. In the works are F&B projects in Rus­sia, and re­fur­bish­ment com­mis­sions for Le Merid­ian Ho­tel Dubai.

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