Architect | Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ)

Location | Dubai

Product | Flow[T] by Nao Tamura

Year | 2019

Vida Creek Harbour is an upscale hotel that stands at the centre of The Dubai Creek Harbour. Bounded by the Dubai Creek to the West and the Lagoons development to the East, new property benefits from an exquisite location advantage in the heart of historic Dubai.

Vida Creek Harbour draws its nautical design inspiration from the marina the property overlooks. This theme is translated into an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere with the characteristic simplicity that defines the Vida brand.

GAJ made use of materials such as curved wood with accent elements in brushed bronze. Leather combined with textiles in undulating textures accentuate references to the ocean, water, and maritime life.

Many of the items designed for Vida Creek Harbour are bespoke. To support in-country value, local materials, and regional art and craftsmanship, GAJ was mindful to make use of what it could source nearby.

“Many items have been designed especially for this project and thus we worked closely with local craftsmen to ensure the best quality. We also had a strong emphasis on developing the art package with local artists, which aided the process as they were able to provide support during the installation process.”

For this project, WonderGlass manufactured a bespoke special edition of Flow[T] by Nao Tamura enlarged and oversized to strengthen the idea of the sea and a pop of colour in the middle of the room.


Photographed by Images courtesy of Godwin Austen Johnson.