It’s the secret of designers and architects, but did you know that all designer-lovers can visit this year’s INDEX Dubai show- for free? Just register by 16 September (see link below) and you can immerse yourself in the Middle East’s largest interiors trade exhibition.
Embracing the theme of a contemporary Silk Road, the design showcase (16-18 September), it is set to welcome 400 furniture and décor design and supply companies from across the continents, all specialising in fit-out and interior products for commercial, hospitality, retail and residential design projects.
Highlights include the Trend Hub, an interactive platform for designers and retailers that will feature seminar sessions on topics including 2020 design and colour trends, experiential design, social media for business development and visual merchandising. The show floor will also host a curated showcase of local talent compiled by Tashkeel, plus a collaboration between Boxmark and South African designer Ronel Jordaan that will culiminate in the creation of a ‘Wool Waterfall’.
Samantha Macdonald, INDEX Event Director explains the history and relevance of the renewed interest in the Silk Road: ‘The Silk Road started over 2,000 years ago, and through its many routes became the first way that Europe and the West was introduced to the likes of silk, dyes, precious stones, porcelain, spices and perfumes. In return, the route took western goods like glassware, woollen textiles, rugs, carpets, animal firs and skins to a new market in the East, making it the world’s first and then premiere trade route at the heart of which was design and creativity’.
But register before the 16 September before the entry rates go up for both trade and public entry!
INDEX will start on 16th to 18th September and the timings of the show days are as follows:
Sun, 16th September 2018 10.00am – 7.00pm
Mon, 17th September 2018 10.00am – 8.00pm
Tue, 18th September 2018 10.00am – 6.00pm
On and after 16th September, trade visitors will have to pay an entry fee of AED 105 (including VAT) and public visitors will have to pay an entry fee of AED 210 (including VAT) at the gate.