Think construction and you wouldn’t normally think tall, beautiful Nordic blonde but the finished build is exactly what Danish interior architect Line Risom has been concentrating on. Arriving in Kuwait as a fresh graduate, she always knew that she wanted to lead her own design team, and worked hard to make it happen. d’fineline celebrates a decade of design in Kuwait this year, and Line continues to champion the benefits of the complete project design and construction service.
The d’fineline experience is one of communication and creating strong client relationships. Sole owner Line will listen to your vision, and to how you wish to use your space. She then clearly explains the way d’fineline works and what to expect from them at each stage of the design, construction and handover processes. She also clearly indicates what they will need from you. In this respect, the importance of two-way communication is clearly laid out, so you can know exactly how your project is unfolding and be confident in knowing that your voice is being heard throughout. Line stated that “There is room for compromise but no room for compromising on quality. It’s our reputation at the end of the day. This is why I sometimes remove my name from projects as the designer. It’s not always the case that as a designer you get to finish your projects all the way through to construction. I was frustrated to invest so much time in understanding the client’s vision and then not having control over delivering what is a true reflection of the client’s needs and aspirations.”
The statement “The devil is in the details” can’t be truer than with d’fineline. Line’s eye, with 15 years of experience, is keenest when it comes to the smallest of details. Her classic sense of quality, what would best work given the client’s aesthetics and what their space needs to be, may require a little more effort to fulfil but it’s worth it when you see the end results. From precisely hand-carved stone walls to finding just the perfect pin for accurate shelf articulation, she personally takes the time to source the products and oversee the services needed from a wide list of her global connections, definitively delivering that d’fineline difference.
Upon seeing British spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service, one particular client was inspired to create the very first super-luxury gentlemen’s gym in Kuwait. Line successfully met the challenge of X CLUB, to juxtapose state-of-the-art modern gym equipment and sound technology with burnished leather effect, elegant dark wood, brass fittings and antique picture frames giving an English Gentlemen’s Club elegance. Slabs of Italian marble in black and white were imported for the flooring of the foyer and hallways. Line had these slabs cut by hand and painstakingly placed each and every one of the thousands of pieces of marble, creating a classic inlaid decorative floor.
Moving away from the gravitas of designing X Club, there has also been fun décor projects, where using the least expected materials best creates the desired effect. Bringing a smile to your face is Little Nest Café, where Line successfully executed a fellow designer’s vision. She used chipboards to represent a mish-mash of materials birds use to build their little homes. The ceiling even has hanging wooden beams to look like the overlapping sticks seen in nests!
Today, d’fineline goes above and beyond the basic interior design firm, as Line prides herself on offering a complete interior design and construction service, “Today, D’fineline does it all! My clients are happier with me delivering a complete interior design and construction service from concept through to completion, and that makes me happiest most of all.”
D’fineline designs and constructs residential, retail and other corporate or commercial spaces. For enquiries please call 2572 1752 or visit www.dfineline.com, and follow Line on Instagram @dfineline.