INDEX Design Series 2017
22 to 25 May 2017
Dubai World Trade Centre
United Arab Emirates
Covering every facet of design and product innovation for retail, residential, office, hospitality, education and healthcare projects, INDEX Design Series is a master exhibition that has evolved into 9 distinct industry-specific events, all under one roof, aiming to bring a 360 degrees visitor experience to interior design.
Held annually in Dubai – the business hub of the GCC, INDEX has played a strategic role in shaping the design landscape over the last 26 years, and continues to be a beacon for design brands looking to enter the marketplace, strengthen their market share and be seen by the largest design community in the region.
In a market where the most ambitious and iconic projects have been developed with elegant as well as lavish interiors, the GCC region is without doubt gathering momentum within the interior contracting and fit out sector. With upcoming events such as World Athletics Championships 2019, Expo 2020, World Cup 2022 and the interior design and build process is stimulated towards a well-developed luxury market for a brand-aware population which is always keen to explore new and innovative products. High-end interior projects in Qatar, UAE or Saudi Arabia (KSA) – leaders in the regional market – can easily exceed US$ 25 million*. KSA is by far the biggest interiors market and is estimated that spending on interior finishing items will grow by almost 14% by 2017.
Visitors attending the INDEX Design Series 2017 will be treated to over 2,000 of the best interior brands on the planet, plus a design trail inspired by the show theme "Design for the Senses" that demonstrates how you can stimulate the senses through design and interiors. Every type of product, style and material is on the show, from luxurious wall coverings, to limited-edition luxury furnishings through to contemporary commercial interior products.
Visitors will have access to over 48 hours of design content across the Design Talks – the largest free design conferences in the Middle East, the Trend Tour, Trend Hub and more!
workspace at INDEX 2017
workspace at INDEX is the largest and most comprehensive commercial interior design event in the Middle East region. Established 17 years ago workspace has evolved to become a representation of some of the most respected commercial interior design brands and suppliers from around the world.
Part of the INDEX Design Series, workspace welcomes over 14,400 designers, interior professionals and procurement specialists for 4 days of networking and product sourcing and is proud to be the only event dedicated to interior solutions for the commercial, retail, healthcare and educational sectors.
As the primary platform for any commercial interior brand or supplier looking to gain a foothold in the Middle East region, workspace has become an essential component of many business development strategies and in 2016 over $1.4bn in business was generated as a result of exhibiting at the event.
As the home of commercial interior design, workspace also provides an essential source of content and knowledge to ensure that the region remains a global innovator in commercial design. The workspace at INDEX Design Talks brought to you by OFIS, attended by over 300 delegates in 2016, is the largest and only dedicated knowledge platform for the advancement of commercial interiors anywhere in the Middle East and is one of the key components of workspace at INDEX. Previous speakers have included: American University of Sharjah, Bluehaus Group, Herman Miller, IR Design, Pallavi Dean Interiors, Scarlet Opus, Steelcase, TangramGulf.
Register (free before the 21st of May): here
A pride of big name celebrity designers are set to be found prowling deep in the INDEX jungle too. London style icon Henry Holland and Welsh award-winning luxury guru Bethan Gray will lead the pack, taking part in their own exclusive In Conversation seminars. Jo Hamilton - widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading interior designers and a respected public speaker, writer and broadcaster - will head-up the four-day festival’s Design Talks.
Industry leading designers from Harrods - the world’s most famous department store - will bring unrivalled luxury to Dubai’s biggest interiors event when they create an exclusive VIP lounge for the 27th INDEX Design Series this May.
Interior stylists from the high-end London retailer’s interior design arm Harrods Interiors are crafting a five-star retreat within the forest paradise INDEX is promising visitors for 2017.
Letitia Taylor, Head of Harrods Interiors, explained: “To have such a respected, experienced and design-leading creative team as the brains behind our VIP lounge is a source of huge excitement for everyone involved in INDEX. It promises to be truly breathtaking.”
More information: www.indexdesignseries.com
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