For the past years there is one contract designer that keeps growing among the best designers, that designer is Justin Wells, founder of Wells International, but has some prior experience in some of the most prominent interior design companies, the likes of StudioHBA, Woods Bagot and DWP.

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Justin Wells

Over the course of his 26-year career, Justin Wells has built relationships with customers, authorities, and professional colleagues, allowing him to draw on a wide range of architectural and ID typologies. Justin Wells passion for leisure architecture, hotels, food and beverage, residential design, and interior design has led to extensive travel over the course of his life, allowing him to gain a comprehensive awareness of global trends and retroactive influences.

Justin Wells Contract Projects

The first stage in producing compelling design, according to Justin Wells, is to conduct extensive and thorough research to create time, context, culture, and history. This enables the creation of a design base and a creative expression. Each astonishing story is tied to a certain place and period.

Contract Projects

Porsche Design Hotel

A lobby with bespoke upholstery, custom counters and black granite floor.

Porsche Design Group and Justin Wells are joining forces to present the Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels brand, an innovative hotel concept in the Luxury Lifestyle Segment. They plan at least 15 hotels in metropolises right across the world.

A dining room with bespoke upholstery and tables with white marble detail

Justin Wells describes the hotel brand as allowing Porsche Design to “transfer its brand philosophy to exterior and interior architecture”.

A bar with custom upholstery, custom counter stools with gratine details.
A dining room with bespoke upholstery and gold details.

Inspired By The Look

Justin Wells

Inspired By The Look

Hard Rock Hotel Dubai

A dining room with chrome texture, accompanied with white marble floor and furnished with custom chairs and tables.

World’s tallest hotel building, the 78 storeys Hard Rock Hotel is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in the center of Dubai, UAE. It is one of the most artistic designs by Justin Wells.

A hallway with white and cream details with custom rug.

Justin Wells found inspiration by the dynamic SOUNDS of ROCK in various attributes,Justin creates an imaginative, energetic yet comfortable environment of Hard Rock Hotel Dubai where the freedom and independence is expressed and celebrated in an inspirational lifestyle. Just like Rock music, the hotel showcases the authenticity in design which reflects the uniqueness of sounds of rock as it travels through the spaces. Arriving at the ground floor reception, you will fall in love with the ‘Sound Wave Lobby’, then check-in at the melody lobby on 25th level that inspired by the form of black guitar. Enjoy your evening at the imagination lounge on the 29th floor, which creates passionate emotional connections with music lovers.

A dining room with gold details, furnished with bespoke upholstery .
A dining room with white marble floor, furnished with custom made upholstery and ornamented with a gold structure.

Inspired By The Look

Justin Wells

Inspired By The Look

W Abu Dhabi Hotel – Yas Island

A dining room with bespoke corner sofa and a custom made dining table, with a ornament.

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island has taken pole position as the Middle East’s leading design hotel, thanks to talent of Justin Wells. A dynamic property built around Arabian tradition, from pearl diving to kufic calligraphy and a desert in full bloom. This distinctive luxury hotel is high on visual impact – a destination for those who dream big and live loud.

A lobby with some custom side stands with several wall lights in a white wall.

Justin Wells design brief was to develop a multi-layered narrative which addresses the cultural, social and historical context of Abu Dhabi, in an innovative way that depicts the bold & witty attitude of all W Hotels. Strong storytelling design runs throughout to ensure that all guests feel a sense of connection to the place.

A dining room with bespoke red and blue velvet upholstery completed with custom center tables.
A dining room furnished with custom upholstery complete with some custom center tables.

Inspired By The Look

Justin Wells

Inspired By The Look

Aloft City Centre Deira

A living room with bespoke upholstery and a bar counter and some custom bar stools.

Designed by Justin Wells, when he was at StudioHBA, with Bluehaus Group handling the fitout. The Aloft Hotel is an urban yet authentic and youthful space featuring 304 guest rooms, including 29 suites, and offers direct connectivity to the Deira City Centre shopping mall.

A dining room with warm colours furnished with bespoke upholstery complete with custom dining table.

Justin Well‘s concept of the hotel is based on the idea of self expression and diversity, and is designed to encourage social interaction and attract the bold, and energetic traveller. This contemporary visual interpretation is portrayed through vibrant colors, urban textures and intricate patterns artfully blended to give an overall cool design.

A hallway with mirror walls furnished with bespoke upholstery ornamented with a back wall painting.
A bar with a marble counter with custom counter stools accompanied with some bespoke sofas.

Inspired By The Look

Justin Wells

Inspired By The Look

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