Founder, & Creative Director at Roar
Pallavi Dean is the Founder and Creative Director of interior design and architecture studio Roar. Pallavi plays at the intersection of design and entrepreneurship, having founded her design firm Roar in 2013.
A trained architect and sustainability specialist, she has won multiple awards for work across a range of sectors including commercial, hospitality and residential. Recent projects include the American University of Sharjah’s Research Technology and Innovation Park, SensAsia Spa at The Kempinski Hotel Dubai, Takeda Pharmaceutical’s Dubai offices, Abu Dhabi’s Early Childhood Authority’s HQ, The Nursery of the Future in Dubai as well as a string of private residences. In the field of product design, Pallavi developed an interactive lighting system in collaboration with Artemide for Euroluce 2019.
Born in India and raised in Dubai, with several years spent working in London, Pallavi’s career as a designer has been shaped by her multicultural background, lending an eclectic influence to her work. As an active member within the UAE design community, Pallavi writes for industry publications, engages in trade events and mentors students in the region.
Pallavi has won numerous accolades including Best of Year: Interior Designer at the Interior Design Awards 2021, Architecture Digest MEA’s Designer of the Year Award 2020, CID Middle East’s Interior Designer of the Year Award 2020, and Global Emerging Designer of the Year at the FRAME Awards 2019 in Amsterdam. Her work has been profiled in some of the world’s leading international media including the Financial Times, BBC, Monocle, Wallpaper, and Architectural Digest.
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