Zainab S Khalaf

An authentic interior designer focused on creating unique experiences filled with new perspectives. As an inspiring designer, I believe in designing spaces that awaken the senses and act as a second skin, using psychology to understand how people inhabit space. By understanding a space and how it will be used, one can create an impactful and immersive experience. My projects also hone in on the importance of environmental design by using eco-friendly materials and finding innovative ways to meld design and sustainability. I love to try my hand at new things and I am always up for a challenge.

The proposed structure is a food sustainability hub that sits in Bristol's Arnolfini Gallery. It is comprised of stacked layers fit with various spaces all relating to the process of food and sustainability. The space acts as an extension of the docks and takes inspiration from the structural elements of such, including boats and ships, complete with swathes of fabric that imitate the flow of waves.

Subaqueous Sojourn

The proposed structure is a food sustainability hub that sits in Bristol's Arnolfini Gallery. It is comprised of stacked layers fit with various spaces all relating to the process of food and sustainability.

The library space with books from sustainable food recipes to eco-friendly plant growth. The inspiration for the space's aesthetic, experience and structure comes from conceptual models made as a response to site.

Subaqueous Sojourn | Concept

The library space with books from sustainable food recipes to eco-friendly plant growth. The inspiration for the space's aesthetic, experience and structure comes from conceptual models made as a response to site.

A staircase designed for the Found Hea store, made of cherry wood and scrap metal from the nearby Underfell Yard. The unique design allows for multiple uses including but not limited to photoshoots, showcases, as well as regular use.

Found Hea | Staircase

A staircase designed for the Found Hea store, made of cherry wood and scrap metal from the nearby Underfall Yard. The unique design allows for multiple uses including but not limited to photoshoots, showcases, as well as regular use.

The rotating glass partitions help divide the space and create flexibility, with the plants adding life and colour to the space. The space is also fit with an accent wall, including a wall light installation, monitors and catalogues.

Found Hea | Accent Wall

The rotating glass partitions help divide the space and create flexibility, with the plants adding life and colour to the space. The space is also fit with an accent wall, including a wall light installation, monitors and catalogues.

The healing garden is an integral part of the healthcare centre, connecting individuals to themselves and the community and encourages contemplation, with a bespoke non-electrical fountain to help stimulate healing through the sound of water - and the plants.

Mountain Pass - Healthcare Centre

The healing garden is an integral part of the healthcare centre, connecting individuals to themselves and the community and encourages contemplation, with a bespoke non-electrical fountain to help stimulate healing through the sound of water - and the plants.

Bespoke material investigations inspired by Olaffur Elisson's work to create distinctive impressions custom to the artist.

Dom-Ino House | Materials

Bespoke material investigations inspired by Olafur Eliasson's work to create distinctive impressions custom to the artist.