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Kristina Zanic

CEO & Founder, Kristina Zanic Consultants

Kristina Zanic has had a distinguished career as an international designer for 35 years, working on projects in over 20 countries. At age 26, she founded an interior design firm and grew it to a multinational presence within two decades.

In 2012, she launched her eponymous studio in Dubai, a venture that has since grown into an award-winning interior design consultancy with a team of 200 across Dubai, London, Riyadh, Bangkok, and the Philippines.

Collaborating with prominent developers, international hospitality brands, and private VIP clients, Kristina and her team specialise in crafting bespoke interiors for hospitality, dining, wellness, and residential spaces across the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Under her direction, the studio has earned several design awards, including being named top Interior design firm in the Middle East on numerous occasions. Kristina was also named #1 Hospitality Designer in the Middle East by Commercial Interior Design magazine in 2023.

Kristina’s work is inspired by a love of travel and exploring different cultures. Croatian by origin and Australian by birth, Kristina has lived in 5 countries and travelled to over 70, often seeking places off the beaten track. She has a passion for art and champions its role in interior design.

Kristina is committed to nurturing new talent and is actively involved in training and mentoring students and young designers.