Want to see some of the boldest names in luxury lighting under one roof? There’s one event that boasts 30,000 square meters of leading global design suppliers, with 726 exhibiting companies, and 28,993 attendees. The INDEX International Design Exhibition is “the design hub of the middle east.”
For what will only be the second time in the event’s history INDEX have announced a central theme for their show which takes place later this month. That theme is Design For Self Expression. With their most diverse and creative catalogue of exhibitors to date, a conference schedule featuring the pinnacle of local and international design minds, and bespoke live features brought to the city of Dubai exclusively for the show by leading European designers, with this theme INDEX will celebrate design as a direct reflection of individuality.
Samantha Kane-Macdonald, event director at INDEX, said: “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.”
“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 from 60 different countries, our 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.”