The integration of Arabesque patterns with Universal Design in creating aesthetic interior spaces forms the main theme of this research paper. This paper mainly aims to establish the application of Universal design within the four thematic areas of Interior Design by employing arabesque patterns and other Swahili design features within the design of the Bermuda Gardens hotel. The research will exhaust to find out ways in which the Hospitality industry can be made accessible to all users regardless of age, disability or any other factors. The world has been witnessing a lot of injustice happening to the disabled, the aged and the visually impaired within all the sectors mainly the hospitality industry. Majority of the hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars are inaccessible to the wheelchair users making them feel alienated from everyone. The field of Interior Design as part of the building sector can play a part in contributing to design accessible built environment through the use of the Universal Design principles.
DR. MICHAEL MUNENE
ARABESQUE PATTERNS AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN IN CREATING AESTHETIC INTERIOR DESIGN AT BERMUDA GARDENS HOTEL.
NOORMOHAMED AISHA ABBAS