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Ismael Abedin Ingelmo


Ismael Abedin Ingelmo started his artistic career in early high school in Art School of Salamanca, then he moved to Barcelona to Study at IED European Design Institute where he participated in interior & industrial design projects for Brands like Camper Shoes,  Balvi Furniture, Lucky Strike, etc.


He was awarded a scholarship to study at the SVA ( School of visual arts)  in New York where he developed model making and photography skills. Ismael worked as photographer for events in NY,

In 2009 he moved to Middle East ( Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar) to work as an Interior designer & planner in areas of hospitality, 5 star hotels, office , hospitals , residential projects.


In 2010 he established in Shanghai where he got his UNEP. IESD-Tongji Masters degree on Engineering & Sustainability and did his research in sustainable tourism and design in UN-Habitat in Myanmar, there he acquired sensitivity towards the importance of the relationship between sustainability, tourism development and design.


In China he completed successful design projects for brands as   Bentley Cars, Twelve at Henshan Luxury Collection 5*Hotel, Holiday Inn hotels, Mercury Hotel Shanghai, Salt & Pepper Restaurant, Xinhua Bookstores, Naked hub Coworking offices ( Wework) etc.  

Ismael participated in several design events as design member Jury, Keynote speaker, round tables etc. ( see links for more information)


In 2017, he went to  Barcelona- Switzerland to  work as  Coaching tutor forChallenge-Based Innovation (CBI), it is an experimental training programmed, that aims to bridge the gap between science and society by addressing relevant challenges.

A 3 university Joint Programme ( IED Barcelona, UPC, ESADE)   Supported by  CERN in Switzerland.  The biggest research center in the world.


Right now Ismael is Lecturing at AOD  Sri Lanka the interior design program.

As well Ismael is Founder of Colive.Me  Coliving. With One hotel operating in Bali and one in Sri Lanka Ahangama Under construction.

And he is owner of DXMID design firm in Shanghai, Barcelona and starting in Colombo as well.


He has been published in books such 100 Design portfolio, Beyond Black books, Fifteen of Fifty, ISCES Scientific journal,50 years  etc.

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