Pallavi Dean

Pallavi Dean

Founder & Creative Director

Pallavi is the founder and creative director at Roar, recognized by global media (frame and interior design magazine) as emerging designer to watch out for and Roar is described by Architectural digest "One of the hottest boutique design companies in the UAE”


Pallavi is a trained architect and sustainability specialist, she’s won multiple awards for work across a range of sectors including commercial, hospitality and residential. She was born in India, raised in Dubai and spent years working in London; her designs reflect these eclectic influences.


A former professor of interior design at the American University of Sharjah, she strives to implement the latest theoretical and practical research into the firm’s designs.  She is an active member of the UAE design community, writing for industry publications, assisting with key trade events and mentoring students in the region.


Her work has been profiled in some of the world’s leading international media including the Financial times, the BBC, Monocle , Wallpaper and the Architectural Digest.


Pallavi collaborated with Artemide to launch ‘Interweave’ an interactive lighting  system for this year’s Euro Luce in Milan. Most exciting of all, we’re collaborating with psychologist Briar Jacques on a piece of detailed research into workplace usage and design in the Middle East. It’s under wraps at the moment, but we can’t wait to share the findings later in 2019.