Design consultancy Light Touch PLD is celebrating a decade of operations.
In 2010 the company launched in the UAE, amid what it refers to as "in the midst of a growing but challenging design industry."
Since then the company has completed projects of all sizes and uses, from F&B outlets and private villas to shopping malls, hotels of all categories, educational facilities, and full city masterplans.
Starting as a team of four, the workforce has grown to 20 in Dubai and 50 internationally.
Recent additions to operations include a dedicated post contract team, who are placed on construction sites, monitoring day-to-day activities and working in collaboration with contractors and designers, to ensure the client’s vision is met.
Principal design director and partner, Paul Miles, says: "This is a remarkable milestone. Light Touch PLD has achieved this success through the hard work, passion, and dedication of our team members, the development of our strict design procedures and attention to detail and our culture of customer service.
"Without ever compromising our integrity, we have dedicated ourselves to 10 years of creative innovation and continued improvement to provide our clients with the highest quality solutions, striving to really understand our customer’s requirements and providing a product that is not only spectacular but feasible and commercially savvy."
Although current events mean celebrations have to be kept socially distant, Andrea Acciarresi, principal lighting designer and associate director, says the firm is planning a to host a big event "when it is safe to do so.”