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Kristina Zanic

Kristina Zanic

-CEO / Founder - Interior designer, business entrepreneur, global traveler, and art lover


Kristina is a well-known figure in the world of interior design. A seasoned designer, and successful business leader and entrepreneur, she has 35 years of design experience on projects in over 20 countries.  She has lived in 5 countries and has been based in Dubai for the past decade, working with prominent international brands and local companies. Early in her career, Kristina founded DWP, and for the following two decades led it to global recognition, growing it to 450 staff in 14 offices.
She then established her signature design studio in Dubai in 2012, and what was meant to be a boutique firm has now grown to a team of over 100 staff, with additional offices in Riyadh and Bangkok.  Her eye-catching designs, relentless enthusiasm and personalized service have won the company a variety of prestigious assignments in Europe, India, Africa and the Middle East.
Under her direction, the company has earned several international awards. She has also received personal recognition for her leadership abilities, having been chosen in 2021 as Leader of the Year at the Index Dubai awards and as one of the top most influential designers in the Middle East by Commercial Interior Design magazine.
Talented and respected, Kristina is attuned to her clients, and has a gift for blending what is desirable and attractive with what is viable and functional.  She creates spaces with timeless style that both look and feel good to the user.  Her work is often inspired by a passion for travel and exploring different cultures. She has been to over 70 countries, often seeking places off the beaten track.
Kristina is deeply committed to nurturing new talent and is actively involved in training and mentoring designers and students in Middle East, India & Australia.  Her clients include Accor, Marriott, IHG, Jumeirah, Hilton, Emaar, Meraas, Signature Clubs International, Capital Clubs, and Rotana
 
SPEAKERS

Guy Perry

Maxence Liagre

Dietmar Reindl

Reinhard Winiwarter

Krisztián Hornok MRICS

Neno Kovacevic

Sylvie Milosevic

Ricardo Rodrigues

Ortac Ozortac

Lampros (Labros) Bouklis

Nicholas Bouiri

Aleksandra Sasha Krstanovic

Davide Padoa

Marin Štenglin

Güniz Çelen

Kevin Wallace

Iulian Sava

Tomislav Ceh

Alen Komic

Milutin Folić

Christian Luft

Uros Grujic

Adrián Limp

Miodrag Gazibara

Stefan Catic

Bojan Petkovic

Alexander Samonig

Vlatko Djuricek

Oliver Szocs

Vojislav Popovic

Srdjan Vujicic

Zoran Cekić

Aleksandar M. Leko

Predrag Milutinovic

Craig Smith

Bojan Jevtic

Magsud Rahmanov

Dr Marcià Codinachs

Jovana Cvetkovic

Tahir Hanif

Edo Bratovic

Vladan Veskovic

Josip Sertic

Tobias Siegel

Robert Matic

Edward Jervis

Uros Djakovic

Uros Vukomanovic

Milan Sajovic

Alexander Petritz

Gianmarco Baldini Curcic

Nikola Ristivojevic

Karel Stránský

Tomasz Wrzesiewski

Katarina Gajic

Predrag Ćatić

Zivorad Vasic

Romina Jenei

Janko Stojanovic

Christoph Papousek

Dejan Majic

Gabriela Reyes Vidro

Jovan Mladenovic

Kristina Zanic

Nikola Avram

Christian Walter

Danijela Poljak

Lana Petrak

Olivera Dzelic

Alex Linhcev

Janko Znidarsic

Ivana Neskovic

Petar Brajovic

Renata Pindzo

Misa Lazovic

Murat Ozel

Nikola Nedeljkovic

Dieter Kornek

Veljko Antonic

Dilek Sezer

Vladimir Pavlovic

Zeljko Torbica

Milica Djindjic

Bostjan Boh

David Canta

Darko Djoric

Nenad Suzic

Jelena Slovic

Sava Jovic

Slavica Milic

Gligorije Brajkovic

Zoran Danilovic

Ljubomir Drekić

Vladimir Gugl

James Kinnell

Ivan Hercl

Zorana Milidrag

Stevan Todorovic

Nebojsa Novakovic

Angelina Nekic

Goran Petkovic

Ivana Lakić

Andreja Marolt

Nebojsa Glisic

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