Up next in our series that celebrates the talented team we have here at Cellar Maison, is Areeb Khan – One of our concept designers and a talented CAD technician.
Areeb is a great example of the our unwavering belief that good design is not only to have the technical skills, precision and accuracy required, but also to have that ‘x factor’, the creative flair and attention to detail that brings warmth and personality into our Wine Cellar designs.
Talented beyond the day to day design work, Areeb has recently been able to celebrate another milestone:
I completed my BA Architecture degree, and our graduation ceremony was pushed back to January instead of August, so it was great to finally receive my certificate. So now I am a qualified part 1 Architect.
A bit more of Areeb’s story:
Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Areeb has now been living in London for over 23 Years. He’s settled in Edgeware, North London with his partner and their son Oscar (1) – and a brand new addition to the family, their little daughter Alara, born this year.
Alongside his passion for architecture, Areeb is a keen Arsenal fan. Having been part of the QPR and Arsenal Football Academy whilst growing he always had a dream to become a footballer.
My influences in architecture and design are mostly in contemporary architecture, and I have a recently developed fascination with contemporary Japanese architecture.
I like how architectural building form (shape) has a meaning, mostly visually, and challenges doing things that have never been done before and overcoming obstacles.
I must admit, since working for Cellar Maison, I have started focusing on materials and their characteristics, such as how brass works with certain materials and how they make us feel, the luxury within the space. For a long time prior to this, I was focusing on ‘how the space makes us feel’ but now I can enhance the experience with beautiful detail and attention to the material we use.
“Technology interests me too. Quite recently I’ve become fascinated with virtual reality, AR reality and learning the related skills in my spare time. I have now developed a 360 virtual tour for Wine Rooms and Wine Cellars for Cellar Maison which we will be looking to publish on the website really soon. We will also be able to send this to potential clients so they can really feel the space beforehand in reality. We are going to turn this experience into an interactive virtual tour, via a Cellar Maison App. This is a massive step forward in the technology and experience we can offer our clients and I am so excited to be part of it!”
Watch this space! Thank you to Areeb for contributing and sharing parts of his story, interests and what is undoubtedly going to be an amazing next chapter in Cellar Maison too.