Established in 1990, INDEX is the largest and longest running collection of interior, design and trend exhibitions in the Middle East. Design for Expression will be the central theme of the show in 2018, which takes place March 26-29 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The four-day festival of design promises to feature its most diverse and creative catalogue of furniture, furnishing and décor suppliers to date, a conference schedule featuring the pinnacle of local and international design minds, and bespoke live features brought to Dubai exclusively for INDEX 2018.
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Included amongst the participants will be the Dutch design agency Organisation in Design, who is curating a pool of Europe’s most exciting labels and studios to bring a contemporary style avenue to the show as INDEX 2018 seeks to celebrate design as a direct reflection of individuality. “Clients and end users have more creative input than they have ever had when dealing with interior designers, product designers and contractors, no matter what the scale of the project. With that, the pendulum of control has swung back to the people. The design mantra is more and more about incorporating the traits of the individual: their beliefs, their experiences, their ambitions. Never before have interiors, furniture and décor been considered such a direct reflection of those who own the space”, said Samantha Kane-Macdonald, INDEX 2018 event director. “Allowing scope for personal self-expression is already becoming more important when thinking about an interior space. For 2018, INDEX will critique the way we express our individuality through the products we source for our interiors, be that at work or at home”.
With a forecast of over 1,000 exhibitors coming to INDEX 2018 from 60 different countries, the 2018 show will offer a wealth of product for those hoping to find that item which will allow their client’s project to feel uniquely theirs (some of those products and aesthetic proposals for next year’s show can be admired in the pictures above and below). While next year’s show speakers’ panel has yet to be finalised, INDEX 2018 will launch a new initiative aimed at providing a network and business-growing platform for local and international design firms. The show’s A&D City will be a global showcase for interior design and architecture companies looking to extend their reach, with stands giving firms space to display their portfolios and sit down with potential clients.
“Our fresh approaches for 2018 will make our March show the most all-encompassing INDEX we’ve ever had. A design event that truly caters to the needs of every single person working in the industry, at a time of substantial growth for the region”, added Samantha Kane-Macdonald. “Through everything we incorporate and introduce to INDEX, we aim to build a creative platform that both inspires and connects people. Our innovations for 2018 will provide just that, with plenty more exciting additions to come”.
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Source: INDEX 2018