Contemporary, Ageless & Sophisticated

"Design adds value faster than it adds costs”
Joel Spolsky - Creator of Trello


Bold, Fashionable & Client Engaging

"Design creates Culture – Culture shapes Values – Values determine the Future"
Robert L. Peters, designer and author

Who Are We?

DAN Design is an interior design company located in the heart of Abu Dhabi Island founded by creative people, for creative people.

We consists of a core team of professionals supported by carefully chosen strategic partners making us competitive and efficient.

Our main focus is commercial office space covering interior design, contractual work and furniture.

We also work across sectors, be that F&B outlets, retail space, both indoors and outdoors.


Founder: Thomas Johansen

Thomas has been an investment banker for the past 30 years. His specialties lie within financial markets, corporate governance and compliance, the latter two being core to DAN Design’s business model. Thomas has been in the Middle East since 1992

Team Leader: Kristian Sannerum

Kristian is an engineer with more than 20 years of experience within various fields of construction, interior design and concept creation. His background offers numerous qualities when it comes to executing projects in a structured, disciplined and timely manner. Kristian has been in the Middle East since 2004.

Sponsor: Fahad Al-Ahbabi

Fahad is an inspirational sponsor and business facilitator. Educated in the UAE he has worked for a number of Government Institutions including being Head of Executive Council Affairs, Director of FDI and PPP at Abu Dhabi Investment Office and he is currently the Executive Director of Social Investment Fund at Ma’an Abu Dhabi.




Expertise, Teamwork, Initiative, Passion, Balance, Innovation & Respect


DAN Design operates a ”Lean Business Model” where we minimize our overheads for the benefit of our clients.

While we control the project execution process our strategic partners are our building blocks within:

Government Client

Multi-Purpose Project

Visitors Center - Staff Community Area - Boardroom - Town Hall

The project illustrated here was created for a commercial government institution that wanted to rejuvenate 1600 square meter of floor space – creating:
The challenge in this project was to convert a complete floor into a space that staff, management and visitors could equally benefit from.
Everything you see in the pictures was created by DAN Design in cooperation with our customers management and staff.
All the works and furniture that you see in the pictures was made and delivered by our valuable strategic partners.

Open Plan Office Project

The purpose of this project was to create an open plan office where all seating could function as your desk.

All tables have power sockets and the diverse color schemed generate life.

The furniture and the fit-out was done by our strategic partners.