Ashraf has a real sensitivity for the architecture, location and lifestyle of his clients, and a strong professional background – having trained and qualified with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, before setting up OBDEZIGN.
His cultural heritage also means his contemporary designs also have rich, classical Arabic influence with opulence and grandeur always playing a fundamental part in his concepts.
Ashraf brings a combination of many design influences to his projects – and together with his own personal style, he customizes each brief based on the unique tastes and requirements of each client.
Inspired by architecture and craftsmanship together with the clean lines of modern minimalist interior design, Ashraf is able to blend the ornate and the traditional with the smart and the stylish. As an artist, Ashraf is constantly working to perfect and refine his craft, innovating, and creating bespoke design solutions.
His 360 approach and artistic flair make for beautifully crafted and perfectly executed commercial and residential interior solutions.
The inventive spirit is showcased in his clients’ work, where his ambitious accolades in architectural engineering and design to date, have brought the company to the forefront of the international interior design scene and resulted in the successful completion of world-class projects across the Middle east.
Mariam Olabi, the head interior designer was born in Serbia and raised in Syria. She graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Architecture. Upon graduation, she worked for numerous international companies on large-scale projects in both architecture and interior design.
In 2017, Mariam launched OBDEZIGN Interiors with her team in Abu Dhabi. Today it has the capability to expand its operations to cover all emirates and is considered one of the leading operations in the UAE with global recognition.
Mariam is regionally recognized as an architecture and interiors expert, with a deep-rooted understanding of the UAE culture and experience in contemporary aesthetics.