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Interior Design by XO Atelier seen at Mirdif, Dubai - Toplum Cafe & Restaurant
Interior Design by XO Atelier seen at Mirdif, Dubai - Toplum Cafe & Restaurant

Toplum Cafe & Restaurant

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In the heart of Dubai is a new culinary destination for the city’s stylish residents. Elegantly designed with clean simple lines and a fresh aesthetic, it allows their guests to fully unwind and focus on the Mediterranean-inspired creations.

Toplum’s exceptional interior has been created by rising stars in design XO Atelier. With offices in Hong Kong and Dubai, their studio has a pan-global multifaceted approach, working closely with international clients, in this case Mad Hospitality. The resulting Toplum concept pays homage to regional Mediterranean architecture, taking a light, contemporary approach perfectly aligned to the demands of the operation and the guests.

Their founder and creative director Vera Dieckman employed sleek lines and geometry to install a modern ambience. Coupled with the gentle colour palette, it set the tone for a space where guests can retreat from the intensity of city life, reinvigorate, and indulge in the chef’s distinctive culinary experience.

In cooperation with Billiani Italy and Kvadrat Fabrics, XO Atelier integrated Nordica and Load, exceptional pieces of furniture that perfectly complement the design scheme and continued to influence the overall design. Taking it one step further, Billiani created customised table bases in harmony with the material chosen by the design team, liaising closely to deliver a beautiful, highly customised solution.

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We are a multidisciplinary atelier expressing creativity through art and craftsmanship delivering distinctive interiors and custom-made objects fuelled by a passion for design and a love for detail, materials and the environment It is our privilege to create beautiful spaces and to make visions a reality “We live design” - Vera Dieckmann

Creative Director & Founder Vera Edith Dieckmann established XO Atelier in December 2018, to fulfill the breadth of her creative potential in the field of design. A graduate Engineer, she specialized in architecture,
going on to gain over 23 years experience across all areas of Interior Design.

Working for renowned practices including David Ling in New York,
Gunther Spitzley in Zurich, Matteo Thun Studio in Milan and DWP Malaysia, Vera also honed her skills at Global Hospitality chains Marriott Holdings and Accor, broadening her knowledge of custom product design: light installations, furniture, textiles and accessories.

Driven by her innate desire to discover a unique path, Vera launched her own studio to offer clients the support and dedicated services they need.

Her official debut as a product designer was born from a successful collaboration with lighting brand Lasvit and firmly established Vera as a native talent in the field. The handmade glass installation entitled FLOW, launched at Downtown Design in Dubai, inspired a new strand of creativity for her studio.

The team has now grown to accommodate collaborations with creative talents from around the globe, encompassing experts in various fields of design.
Based in Hong Kong, XO Atelier will open a studio in Dubai in 2020 and are looking to expand their reach organically in new markets.
Founded on strong values, the studio creates a work environment that lives and breathes its philosophy, for the benefit of every member of the team and its clients around the world.

' I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares '
( Saul Bass 1920 -1996 )

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