We embrace local culture, heritage & society and bridge with today’s modern life in order to create meaningful and honest design to people. We take pride in methodical work approach and uncomplicated yet profound design as a result.
Operating from Kuwait, WEFT is a creative studio bridging architecture, art & design. We create engaging spaces and curate eclectic narratives for cultural, corporate, retail and hospitality clients, leading the length of Kuwait and the Middle East.
At WEFT, we express ideas as artists, curate experiences as designers and execute projects as architects & engineers. We are particularly well-versed in cultural projects – museums, exhibitions, design installations and public realm projects with a user-centred focus. However, our services are also sought after by corporate clients looking to infuse culture into commercial projects, such as retail, hotels & restaurants.
Our multi-cultural collective network includes architects, designers, storytellers and project managers. We research, masterplan, storyboard and generate design solutions to meet the needs of each and every project. We learn to think and act like the end-user and strive to create context-driven tailor-made projects with careful attention to detail. We embrace local culture, heritage & society and bridge with today’s modern life in order to create a meaningful and honest design for people. We take pride in the methodical work approach and uncomplicated yet profound design as a result. We enjoy a collaborative work approach and often engage in our projects with talented local and international creatives.
Our extended portfolio encompasses architecture and interiors, curating and exhibition design, hospitality, retail and communication, product design, spatial design and public realm amongst a variety of creative consultancy services.
Founder & Design Director
Ricardas Blazukas (BSc (Hons) Arch, MArch, RIBA) is a Founder and Lead Architect Designer at WEFT. Ricardas carries a decade of professional experience as an architect designer and goes beyond his profession by bridging it with other creative disciplines of art & design.
At WEFT, Ricardas lead the team on a number of high-profile projects, such as design and curation of Sheikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah Museum and an exhibition celebrating the 50 Years of Architecture in Kuwait, whilst also collaborating on projects such as Kuwait City Pavilion along with Desert Cast collective for Dubai Design Week 2018 and a public realm installation Aidah - The Invisible City in collaboration with Boano Prismontas for Dubai Design Week 2017. Ricardas also exhibited his work at renowned galleries such as Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai and Future Perfect in New York, along with various regional and international solo and group exhibitions.
Prior to establishing WEFT, Ricardas worked as a Design Architect at leading multi-disciplinary firms BDP and Pace, in London and Kuwait City respectively. Whilst at Pace, he expanded his portfolio with notable projects such as the New Palace of Justice in Kuwait City, New Maternity Hospital in Al Sabah Medical Area as well as a competition-winning scheme for a new town Diyar Al Muharraq in Bahrain.
Sulaiman Al Rodhan
Sulaiman Alrodhan is a natural entrepreneur with a spectrum of interests such as hospitality, marketing, event planning and tourism. Sulaiman is a full-time world traveller, organizer of group trips and a co-owner of Mood Coffee Bar in Kuwait.
Before becoming a Founding Partner at WEFT, Sulaiman established Jedareyat - a street art concept with a goal to improve the image of Kuwait by targetting misused walls, reducing visual pollution in the architectural urban environment and adding more value to public places, in addition to the encouragement of creativity and art.
At WEFT, Sulaiman takes on an advisory role in all creative endeavours of the practice, hospitality expertise, strategic planning, logistics and business development.