Vital statistics: Karen Konsal is one of the Directors in our Dubai office and heads up a leading-edge design team that’s responsible for some of the most innovative and iconic hotel, restaurant and retail spaces in the Middle East.
With a background in architecture – and over 15 years’ experience having worked with some of the world’s most renowned design firms – Karen has the perfect combination of artistic vision and practical experience, and has used this in the creation and management of award-winning spaces.
Top of the list is the Intersect by Lexus project, where her and her team created an immersive, experiential space for consumers that won Interior Design of the Year at the SBID International Interior Design award.
The real deal: In her spare time, you’ll find Karen snowboarding or enjoying the many amazing restaurants in Dubai.
The best advice anyone ever told her: It wasn’t a quote or words of great wisdom, but simply career advice – “Gain real experience and push yourself in your choices.” This is something I still follow today and it helps to make every day at LXA exciting.
One little-known fact: “I learned to snowboard on a ski slope in the desert of Dubai and ended up marrying my coach!”