Zainab Ismail wrote:
Fatima Al-Ansari, Bahrain’s interior design engineer, said that the world of interior design was not widespread in the Gulf states of Al-Arabi years ago, when I mentioned in an interview with Gulf News that society thought that decoration itself was the field of is designed. , which encouraged designers to spread awareness of the former.
Fatima refused to reduce it within the classic and neoclassical style of design as she said she tends towards all different styles.
How did the idea to establish this project start?
Ever since I was young, I dreamed of being a famous interior designer in the Arabian Gulf, and I rejected the idea My presence is like no place on any website.
I grew up and the dream started to multiply. The dream is a goal to be achieved, and my perseverance has reduced the number of years expected to achieve it. I thought I would open a design office in 5 years, but I opened it sooner.
What obstacles have you encountered in your working life?
Many, but an incalculable number! Every problem prompted me to build myself up, do my best and gain enough experience. The main punishment is that I was young and did not have enough experience. My passion has spurred me to be financially exploited, either as a manager or as a business partner.
One of the obstacles I faced at the beginning of my career was highlighting the field of interior design, in the era I joined. When this field was not common in Bahrain or the Gulf states, the community believed that design The interior is the same as the field of decoration.
The first project that left a mark. Describe to us your happiness in completing it, and what was its impact?
This is a mixed-use hall project at Bahrain Polytechnic University, which I designed when I was a student. I was selected by the university even though it is a project that teaches large specialized companies. It was a challenge for me and I got it right.
A success story that was the reason behind your launch?
All projects are success stories, success is to pass the test and move to a new stage and turn the negative into positive. Surround yourself with positive people who have dreams and goals they aim to achieve. They do not want others to reach the top.
What are the well-known projects you have designed inside and outside Bahrain?
Most of the projects I have designed are large, and there are small projects. But luxury projects take 80%in our company. There are palaces, grand mosques and major government projects.
The story of the opening of the new branch in Bahrain and expansion abroad?
I have achieved a lot in recent years, so I decided to open the current branch. Since 2019, I have started looking for an alternative location for the old one. Currently, a trading company in the name of (Fatima Al-Ansari Company for design) has been launched on another website.
The expansion was not only in the location but also in the number of employees and the emphasis on the Bahrainis. I love supporting the people of my kingdom because all the employees in the company are Bahrains, so the people of my country have the right to highlight Recruitment and their talents.
An advice you would give to any person or student who would like to enter this field?
Do not think about the monthly income for this type of specialization, but rather the goal is to develop in the field and be creative in it. Do not enter any specialty just because it is desirable during this period. Specialization is a love of the field, because every field has patience, whether in the academic or practical period.
What lessons have you learned from your experience in this field?
I have learned that everything is compensated and every loss compensates me for what I have lost. I learned to stay away from all negative people because they are an obstacle in the world of success.
Why are your designs all classic or neoclassical? Are you a fan of this style?
I tend to all design styles and colors, clients sometimes ask for designs according to my taste. When the items are in the right place, the result will be correct. Customers are usually looking for classic and neoclassical. But we as a company apply all designs.