Second round of designMENA Quiz to be launched in April

Following the success of 2017’s inaugural designMENA Quiz, it is back for a second season on 25 April in Dubai.

Interior designers and architects are invited to join the team from designMENA, Commercial Interior Design and Middle East Architect and compete to wrest the title of

‘UAE’s Smartest Creatives’ from reigning champions LXA (aka the ‘Artistic Monkeys’).

For those of you who were not at last year’s quiz, it was presented by Dubai 92 Radio presenter Catboy (Simon Smedley) alongside his partner Lorra and featured seven rounds, some focused on design and architecture, and others on general knowledge topics including music and movies.

Competitors also faced a creative round in which they were tasked with creating a piece of designer furniture using a single block of Plasticine. The winner was Draw Link Group for its ‘living room’ concept that was commended for its intricate detailing.

The participating design and architecture companies included: GAJ, Perkins+Will, Wilson Associates, Woods Bagot, LXA, Pallavi Dean Interiors, Bishop Design, Kristina Zanic, Aurecon, Brand Creative, 4 Space Design, Esra Lemmens Agency and Cracknell.

Also joining the teams were event sponsors Fagerhult, Kohler, Interface, Mas Paints, Draw Link Group, Steelcase and OFIS, with Pallavi Dean Interiors joining us as the social media sponsor.


Commercial Interior Design’s  editorial director Robert Willock said, “The designMENA Quiz has immediately become a fixture in the design community’s diary. The list of competitors at the first quiz last May read like a Who’s Who of the region’s creative industries. And while the networking value of the event is not to be underestimated, it is also simply a huge amount of fun.

“Signing up a team of staff from your design practice provides a great team-buwilding opportunity as well as a celebration of our sector’s wonderful people and projects.”

The designMENA Quiz also offers a limited number of sponsorship opportunities to commercial partners to benefit from involvement in this entertaining evening of high jinks with senior decision-makers from the region’s interior design and architecture community.

To register your team call Sophie McHugh on +971 4 444 3223 or email her at

If you would like to enquire about sponsorship, please get in touch with Andrew Cover on +971 4 444 3678 or; or with David Bentley on +971 4 444 3396 or