Show organisers dmg :: events Middle East have confirmed that more than 900 companies will be present at the 22ndannual INDEX International Design Exhibition, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest and longest running interiors and design exhibition. INDEX 2012 runs from Monday 24thto Thursday 27th September 2012 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
More than 45 countries will be represented at this year’s show, including national pavilions from Japan and Canada, both exhibiting for the first time at the show.
“We have been receiving increasing interestfromlocal, regional and international companies,” commented Frederique Maurell, INDEX Event Director. “This is a testament that INDEX is a key platform for companies to share their designs and products with consumers in the Middle East. It is also another sign that Dubai still represents the regional hub for the interior and fit-out industry. The 22nd edition of INDEX is once again shaping up to be the must attend design show for industry professionals from across the MENA region.”
Oman’s Poly Products, one of the largest manufacturers of super quality bedding in the Middle East, has once again confirmed its attendance at the show – making it the longest standing INDEX exhibitor in the show’s history. Poly Products has been present at every single show since INDEX’s debut in 1991.
Commenting on the company’s long-standing association with the exhibition, Mr. Syed Anwar Ahsan, General Manager, Poly Products LLC, said: “Poly Products LLC has been an exhibitor at INDEX UAE from its inception and we have seen it grow alongside us over the years. Each time we look forward to cementing the invaluable relationships formed in years past and forging new ones. We launched our luxury Cloud Nine line at INDEX UAE in 2010 and couldn’t have asked for a better platform. We were able to introduce our product to a broad range of discerning clients and were absolutely delighted with the positive feedback received across the board.”
Also confirmed as exhibitors are global interiors and design industry leaders such as: Archetypal Gallery, Ariel, Arte di Murano, Baltus, Blue Rhine, Cappelletti, Cassandra Cucina, Contractor Home, Cover Story, Delta, Ego Paris, Elstead Lighting, FatihKiral, Houles Paris, Jet Class, Johnson Tiles, Alef Gallery, LED World, Luc Druez, Mainetti, NafpliotisGalssfous, Naqsh Gallery, Neil Corder Photography, NIC Gallery, Pasaya, Poly Products, RAME, Siesta / IsilplastPlastik, Simexa Skyline, Soher, Tapicap Carpets, The Horologist, Vinaldi, WIND.
Relicta Design from Belgium, creators of environmentally sustainable designs – a key trend emerging at this year’s show, will be exhibiting at INDEX for the first time this year. Commenting on the company’s participation, Mr. Tiziano Rutilo, Co-Founder & General Manager Relicta Design, said: “Relicta Design is the surprising merge between aeronautics and interior design; our idea is to recycle and re-value old aircrafts carcasses in order to give them a second life. We’ve been looking to participate at INDEX exhibition for two years now and we’re glad to have finally made it since it is a great opportunity for us to enter into this market.”
“INDEX International Design Exhibition offers us an incredible opportunity to showcase our designs and network with professionals from the interior design industry, including our New range of Sanitary fixtures,Brasswares and Special Care Packs for special needs from Armitage Shanks, UK. This year, we are presenting our latest portfolio of Armitage Shanks Sanitary fixtures for the residential and commercial projects. We are looking forward to another successful INDEX,” said Mr Issac George, Sales Manager, MAC AL GURG.
INDEX visitors will be introduced to five completely new product sectors this year; Inspire, Surface & Finishes, Couture, Fixture & Fittings and Furniture have been added to the existing Furnishings, Kitchen & Bathroom, Lighting, Outdoor Living, Textiles and InRetail sectors. The new sectors will give designers, architects, industry professionals and design enthusiasts a more comprehensive and extensive range of product experience.
During the four days of the exhibition, INDEX will host a number of events and features, providing the design community with incredible networking and educational opportunities. The calendar of events includes: Design Talks, the 4th Annual Contemporary Majlis Design Competition, Les Collections Exclusives and The Artists Avenue.
INDEX 2012 will be open to Industry Professionals and Trade Visitors every day from 11:00am to 7:00pm; non-trade visitors will have the opportunity to visit INDEX on public open day, Thursday 27th September 2012.
For the full list of exhibitors and more information on the exhibition talks and schedule, please visit www.indexexhibition.com.
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