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Christian Merieau of MMAC on building your own successful design business

If there is one man with the experience, knowledge and know-how when it comes to carving a successful business in the Middle East design industry, it is Christian Merieau.

Across more than 30-years in interior design, Christian has worked on a massive portfolio of international projects for the likes of Hyatt, IHG, Millennium, Rosewood, Marriott, Starwood, Forte Hotel Group, and Accor.

In 2014, he took the bold decision to branch out and co-found hospitality specialists MMAC Design Associates, with Anil Mangalat. Three years on, the team has grown ten-fold, and run out of Dubai Design District.

Here, Christian explains to INDEX his three top tips for growing your own business.