The 29th edition of the largest community gathering and product showcase for interior designers and architects in the GCC, INDEX Exhibition, is set to take place from 17th to 19th September at Dubai World Trade Centre. This year, the event will feature as a part of the first-ever Middle East Design and Hospitality Week 2019. The landmark design event for the region will stay true to its long-standing reputation for curating an extensive line-up of over 1,200 interior design and fit outs brands and suppliers that will be present.
INDEX will showcase décor items and installations that boast unique craftsmanship, historical lineage, innovation, and technology. Here’s a teaser for what you can expect to see and experience at the show in September…
A masterpiece from the 1700s
Commissioned in 1737 by Count Heinrich von Brühl, Prime Minister under King Augustus III the ‘Swan Service’ is a magnum opus created by Johann Joachim Kaendler and Johann Friedrich Eberlein. The visually powerful symphony of forms, colours, and displays of light inspired by the Greek mythology of water took five years to complete. The original service, designed for 100 people, comprised more than 2200 pieces.
Formed and painted by hand in the Meissen manufactory till date, this one-of-a-kind service from the royal court of August III brings an artistically elite Baroque banquet culture into the present times. Meissen is the oldest porcelain manufactory in Europe.
Location: Halls 1-3 (INDEX), Dubai World Trade Centre
A 19th century award-winning design
‘Lilies of the Valley’ is award-winning artistry that dates back to 1861 when it was first created by Ludwig Gruner a professor at the Dresden Academy of Arts.
The following year it received a gold medal at the London World Exposition. Since then the design has retained its charm and magnetism through centuries and continues to be featured on the Meissen collection till date.
Location: Halls 1-3 (INDEX), Dubai World Trade Centre
A movement-based olfactory experience
Presenting 31 design brands from across the globe, Ventura Projects returns for its second edition in partnership with INDEX. Spread over 1000 sq. meters will be a diligently curated showcase of creativity, ingenuity, craftsmanship, sustainability and unique design signatures.
Visitors will get to experience high-level craftsmanship, technology as well as delve into a scent installation by Dutch scent collective SOM Tales of Perfume. The installation titled ATMOS is made out of deconstructed botanical perfume. The visitor composes his/her own scent experience by physically moving through the environment to create memorable personal stories.
Marielle Robbe, Executive & Inspirator at SOM -Tales of Perfume says, “We know that using real 100% botanical perfume compositions is the only way to reach one’s deepest emotions”. Robbe explains that inspiration for the botanical perfume ATMOS lies in the personal perception of each individual. It is completely sustainable that allows the individual to connect with nature organically.
Location: Za’abeel Hall 3 (INDEX Home), Dubai World Trade Centre
Light and sound lanterns
The portable lanterns from Elstead Lighting include speakers with Bluetooth connectivity. The stylishly designed versatile lanterns feature dimmable 7W LEDs allowing the user to match lighting to the mood, and the speakers can connect to any Bluetooth device. These lanterns have up to 8 hours of battery life and are IP44-rated which means it is safe to leave it outdoor or poolside locations.
Location: Stand 2D71 Halls 1-3 (INDEX), Dubai World Trade Centre
Middle East Design and Hospitality Week 2019 will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 17-19 September 2019. INDEX will be co-located with The Hotel Show Dubai, Workspace, The Leisure Show, Surface Design Middle East, FIM, and INDEX Home. Register online in advance to guarantee your complimentary access to the event.
For more details, and to view the full suppliers list and floorplan, visit: https://www.indexexhibition.com/
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