FOUNDER & DESIGN DIRECTOR
A vibrant thought leader in the luxury, travel and lifestyle marketing sector, Gaurav has been working in the Middle East for the past 19 years and is known as an innovator in creative strategy and a protagonist in his field.
After a decade of working in the advertising sector, Gaurav joined Hilton Worldwide as the Head of Marketing for the Middle East, a job that reincarnated him as a hotelier.
He injects his passion as an aesthete and keen observer of design trends, consumer insights and emerging sensibilities in hospitality, retail, dining and lifestyle venues.
As the Founder & CEO of Insignia and Circadian, he has nurtured the alliance of these two unique organisations to benefit over 120 hotels across 20 countries, 140 restaurants and lifestyle venues.
SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER & HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
An ambitious and confident young woman who is passionate about creating experiences that inspire. With 5 years of experience, Tamasine thrives on finding clever solutions in a variety of different realms. Originating from Denmark and further raised in Tanzania, the Netherlands, Singapore and the UK before residing in the UAE, Tamasine is an international individual inspired by the world with a passion for designing interiors in the sectors of food & beverage and hospitality design.
Since graduating with a First Class Honors Degree from a renowned multi-arts university in the UK, Tamasine has gained valuable experience at various esteemed Amsterdam design studios. These include UXUS, Studio Linse, Tjep and DsignlinQ with whom she later relocated to Dubai and worked with for a further year before joining Circadian to lead the new Interior Design team.
Tamasine has a varied skill set with her background and experience in projects ranging from experience centres and public areas within airports, to restaurants, cafes, boutique hotels as well as commercial offices. Interior design allows Tamasine to exercise her passion for detail with a determination to exceed expectations and ensure excellence. Every brief is exercised with individuality and respect for the clients needs and personal values.
A skilled architect with a passion for interior design having gained experience in luxury developments including high-end residences and resorts in the Indian and South Pacific Ocean. Nilufer brings rich experience to the team with a varied skill set in the field of FF&E and spatial design having also worked on various landscaping and masterplanning projects. Nilufer originates from Singapore where she has worked on multiple prestigious projects such as SkySuites@Anson, The Interweave, Bartley Residence and more. Nilufer is a determined and dedicated individual who works efficiently to deliver excellence.
JUNIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER
As a Master graduate in Interior Design, Annabelle’s passion lies within spatial design and architecture, appreciating and seeking inspiration through other design disciplines in order to create something unique. She brings to Circadian experience born and honed in the retail sector from high street to high-end designing display cases and exhibitions for jewellery and watches. Some of her designs were featured at the Baselworld event in Switzerland, which is universally recognized as the most important showcase event in the industry sector. She believes that creating aesthetic and engaging spaces which the users can interact with are important for creating memorable experiences, and therefore making them want to return again.
With a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and being a registered licensed Architect of the Philippines, Datzbenzly worked for two years as a construction site supervisor in the Philippines on projects including small residential properties, subdivision houses as well as commercial buildings.
He later moved to Dubai working for 4 years as an in-house interior designer and 3D visualiser on villas, commercial spaces and landscape projects at a Luxury Tile Distributor Company before joining Circadian as the lead 3D visualiser.