Portugal-born Sneha Divias is the principal architect and interior designer of eponymously-named practice Sneha Divias Atelier. Prior to founding the Atelier, Sneha has worked alongside interior architecture firms in Lisbon and Dubai.
Divias has a simple design philosophy, which is this: the essence of design lies in the process rather than the outcome. To her, what matters most is how a design makes you feel and how well it resonates with all who enjoy the space.
Like Ghafour of Light Space Design, she knows how to win after picking up Interior Designer of the Year at the CID Awards two years ago.
She has worked on projects across the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, India and Nairobi. Some of the high-profile ones include children’s play space OliOli, Orchid Beauty Boutique at Sharjah Ladies Club, Maska Wraps, Dubai Holding Executive Office and a number of high-end residential projects.
“I feel honoured to be invited to participate in the judging panel and it is interesting to be on this side of the event. CID has been such a big part of my journey as a designer in this industry, as winning the Interior Designer of the Year award was a highlight in my career. It is with great enthusiasm and sense of giving back to this platform that I look forward to reviewing the entries.”
Commercial Interior Design would like to thank the judges for giving up time in their busy schedules to select this year's winners, as well as extend our warmest to everyone who has entered the awards. We wish everyone the best of luck.
Check out the full shortlist for the CID Awards 2019.
The Commercial Interior Design Awards 2019 takes place at the Johara Ballroom in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, on Wednesday, 11 September.