Index promises a walk on the wildside with forest revamp - 2017

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Index Design Series

Index Design Series

Pictured: The new look INDEX brand (left). London style icon Henry Holland (second left) and Welsh award-winning luxury guru Bethan Gray (second right) will take part in exclusive In Conversation seminars during the May show. Jo Hamilton (right) - 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

FEBRUARY 9, 2017, DUBAI, UAE: Dubai’s biggest interior design show is heading to the jungle!

The team behind the hugely-popular INDEX Design Series, officially launched for 2017 last night, has revealed scintillating plans for an all-sense tingling, spellbinding exhibition that promises to take visitors deep into the heart of the forest.

Bristling with fully-immersive feature experiences allowing guests to see, hear, feel, smell and even taste their way around the show, the 27th edition of INDEX will focus on Design for the Senses, and aims to offer interior designers, architects and procurers the ultimate creative platform on which to network and source some of the finest furniture and décor found anywhere in the world.

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.

Harrods Interiors – born from the world’s most exclusive department store - will supply unrivalled luxury when they mark their first venture into the UAE with a five-star VIP Oasis set in the heart of the enormous exhibition, which is this year officially endorsed by the Dubai Design & Fashion Council.

And on top of all of that, the trade show – responsible for generating $5.5billion in business in 2016 - will open its doors to consumers for the first time, hosting a dedicated night for members of the public to peruse the more than 800 expected exhibitor stands.

Samantha Kane Macdonald, event director at INDEX, said: “What we all love about design is how truly organic it is; it’s always changing, developing, growing, improving. That’s why it remains our passion, as there’s always something new.

“No place mirrors that better than the forest, where the most incredible colours, sounds, textures, smells and tastes combine to create this living, breathing organism that encapsulates everything designers aim to achieve. That’s what we want to achieve with our Design for the Senses theme at this year’s INDEX; an interiors environment that stimulates designers into working with new materials and in new ways – pushing the design cycle on again.

“For me, finding that new ‘new’ is just so exciting. Exploring INDEX 2017 I’ve no doubt we’ll uncover it.”

The 2017 INDEX Design Series will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre between May 22nd and 25th. Last year, the show – which is organised by dmg events and runs alongside Workspace and Middle East Stone and Middle East Covering - attracted more than 34,000 designers, retailers and high net-worth individuals from over 100 countries.

To find out more, visit www.indexdesignseries.com

ENDS

For more information, contact Euan McLelland, PR Manager at INDEX Design Series, on +971-4-445-3720, or email euanmclelland@dmgeventsme.com

INDEX Design Series is the largest and longest running collection of interior, design and trend exhibitions in the Middle East. Established in 1990, INDEX Design Series, organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa are 8 focused events that present a rich and varied array of innovative, original and creative products and solutions for residential, retail, hospitality, educational, commercial, healthcare properties. Comprised of the following focused sectors, the INDEX Design Series, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai is an interiors experience like no-other in the region:

  • Furniture & Furnishings at INDEX
  • Kitchen & Bathroom at INDEX
  • Textiles at INDEX
  • Objets at INDEX
  • Sleep at INDEX
  • Lighting at INDEX
  • workspace at INDEX
  • Middle East Coverings

INDEX Design Series is hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 27th edition will take place from 22 – 25 May, 2017.

About dmg events

An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg events produces market-leading exhibitions and conferences for the global energy, construction, coatings, hospitality and interior design industries.

As a leading supplier of face-to-face business information, with a customer-centric focus that localizes operations and relationships, our objectives are to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant consumers to create vibrant marketplaces across multiple event platforms and communities.

dmg events is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) an international portfolio of information, media and events businesses listed on the London stock exchange.

dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa

Founded in 1989, dmg events has operated in the Middle East since 1995 and owns many leading brands including The Big 5 portfolio of construction events, INDEX – the Middle East’s largest event for the interior design industry and The Hotel Show, the longest running and most important event for the hospitality industry.

Headquartered in Dubai, UAE and with satellite offices in India, South Africa and the UK, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa organizes over 45 events across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. The events attract more than 250,000 customers every year and provide opportunities for trade professionals to do business, network and learn. For more information visit www.dmgeventsme.com

About DMGT

‘Satisfying the need to know’

DMGT manages a balanced multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies, with total revenues of almost £2bn, that provide a diverse range of businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, news and entertainment.

The company employs more than 10,000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. DMGT supplies high-value information to the insurance, property, energy, education and finance sectors, operates highly successful events and attracts a growing, global audience to its media activities.

The B2B businesses are:

  • Risk Management Solutions (RMS)
  • dmg information
  • dmg events
  • Euromoney Institutional Investor plc

The consumer business, dmg media, includes:

  • The Daily Mail
  • The Mail On Sunday
  • MailOnline (DailyMail.com in the US)
  • Metro

DMGT aims to provide the highest quality information, insight and services to attractive growth markets in innovative ways, building on a track record of earnings and dividend growth.

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