On 25 April 2019 Summertown joined Royal Ahrend for the official opening ceremony of their new Healthcare Studio under the patronage of Jan Arentoft, Managing Director Middle East Royal Ahrend; Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi Executive Director, Dubai Science Park ; His Excellency Mr. Hans Sandee, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE; Mr. Eugene Sterken, CEO Royal Ahrend; Karim Khemakhem, Founder and CEO Massa Design and Ahmad Zaarouri, Regional Healthcare Manager Ahrend Gulf.

Summertown collaborated closely with key healthcare suppliers and Massa Design to complete the fit-out of Royal Ahrend’s first global Healthcare Innovation and Inspiration Studio located in the Dutch Design Center in the heart of the Dubai Design District (d3).

Marcos Bish, Managing Director of Summertown pictured above at the opening with Eugene Sterken, CEO Royal Ahrend says: “The new Royal Ahrend Healthcare Innovation and Inspiration Studio reflects the UAE’s journey towards becoming an innovative global healthcare hub. The healthcare industry is one of the UAE’s most promising growth sectors and provides vast opportunities for the fit-out industry, and healthcare furniture and medical suppliers. Our core values and practices of sustainability, quality and functionality are clearly aligned to those of the healthcare sector – we want to create inspiring and sustainable environments for people to heal and work in, and to play our part in the sustainable development of the UAE.”

The Ahrend Healthcare Innovation and Inspiration Studio is a permanent showroom in the Dutch Design Center in d3 that will not only enable Summertown, Ahrend, and Massa to showcase their fit out, interior design solutions and products, but will also act as a knowledge and training centre. Click here to read more about this project.