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Noura AlGhandi, 23, named INDEX Design Entrepreneur of the Year

The brains and creative flair behind ALBAL Design Studio, Noura is a truly inspiring Emirati businesswoman and interior designer whose already firmly established brand not only has a sterling client list, but is also routinely offering a helping hand to local firms looking to get off the ground...

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Design celebrated at INDEX awards as show opens up to consumers for its final days

Held at the Palazzo Versace Dubai on Tuesday, the prize-giving paid tribute to the vast pool of design minds who continue to transform the UAE’s stunning interior and architectural landscape, while also rewarding the most innovative local and international products featuring at the 2017 INDEX Design Series...

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INDEX learns of the latest residential trends for 2017

Wellbeing, sunset colours, lighting, the colour green and texture were the key words taken from today’s residential trends talk by Letitia Taylor, Jo Hamilton & Adrian Shaw...

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Jo Hamilton talks luxury at INDEX's opening Design Talk

The London-based designer, writer and broadcaster took part in an In Conversation seminar this afternoon, during which she explained the opportunities and challenges that come her way as the go-to interior stylist for the well-heeled...

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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, launches INDEX & Middle East Stone

Joined by INDEX event director Samantha Kane-Macdonald, Yan Wang of Middle East Stone, and dmg events design portfolio director Tony Crinion, His Highness launched the four-day exhibitions before being given a guided tour of the show floor, interacting with stand-holders...

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INDEX 2017 set to begin as report reveals region's interiors marker now worth $18bn

A region-wide study – the details of which are released today, the day before the official start of the 2017 INDEX Design Series; the Middle East’s biggest interior design exhibition – found that despite oil price fluctuations, the Gulf’s interiors industry has grown in value by more than US$2.2billion in the last 12 months alone...

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Debut INDEX appearance takes Bethan Gray full circle

The 2014 ‘Best British Designer’ has an extraordinary family history. Descendants of an ancient Rajasthani clan, Bethan’s ancestors spent centuries migrating across Arabia and Persia before eventually settling in rural Wales...

INDEX SECTORS

INDEX is comprised of 8 market-leading interiors, design and surface materials sectors that allow architects, creatives, designers, hoteliers, retailers and wholesalers to come together, network, learn and source products that create world-class interiors for some of the biggest residential, commercial, hospitality, educational and medical projects.

Objets

A Showcase of Décor That Enhances Every Room

Furniture & Furnishings

Furniture For Every Living Space

Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen & Bathroom fit-outs for every home

Lighting

Lighting Up The Region’s Latest Design Projects

Sleep

The Ultimate Sleep Environment for Your Design Projects

Textiles

Textiles That Give Identity To Every Project

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Jennifer Reyes

Architect

I encourage everyone to visit the INDEX Design Series. I found it very useful especially as I was able to find products from flooring to ceilings designs and all furniture options in between.

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Christine Espinosa

Architect

As professionals in the construction business we owe it to our clients to continually educate ourselves on the latest technologies in the market. INDEX Design Series was a good source for this showcasing not only local suppliers but also the best of what there is around the globe.

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Ala Eddin Mansour

Chief Architect Partner

It's a very good opportunity to see everything you need to outsource under one roof, have direct discussions with trade representatives from around the globe and stay up to date on the latest trends.

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Ibrahim Baqer

Engineer

The INDEX Design Series introduces professionals to vast new products which will help upgrade their work. It is a show that never fails to supply us and the wider design and architecture industry with new ideas.

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Umar Saeed

CEO

All major resources, the latest trends and ideas under one roof. Add to that the panel discussions explaining present & future trends.

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Abdulla Ali

Project Engineer

Its our chance to learn about the latest products, designs and ideas the interiors world has to offer under one umbrella.

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Syrine Ouerghi

Business Development Manager

The INDEX Design Series is an opportunity to network with the rest of the interior design industry and learn about the trends in the field. Over all it's a good experience.

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Maher Abo Aqel

Finance Admin Manager

The place to go to source new products and technologies and meet new suppliers.

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Ala Jasser

Director of Design

Attending is always a must, to keep abreast with what solutions are available for the design industry.

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Maribel Foronda

Interior Designer

'I need to keep up to date with new products being produced, their quality and also their prices. INDEX Design Series allows me to do exactly that.

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Selini Bishop

Administrative Assistant

Exhibitions such as the INDEX Design Series not only provide a platform for purchasing products, but also to network with fellow people in the industry and gain inspiration for our own future work.

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Elizabeth Valkovics

Head of Business Relations

So critical for design professionals, INDEX Design Series provides us with a platform with which to explore new collections and products which is an invaluable source of inspiration and knowledge.

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Celeste Ventura

Interior Designer

'In the world of Interior Design, we often get so absorbed with our daily work we forget what's happening in the industry. The INDEX Design Series is a great platform and quickest way to get updated and inspired with creative applications every year. Plus, it's now open until 9pm!

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Robert Andre Maramag

Architect/CAD Technician

INDEX Design Series is a gathering of professionals in the design and construction industry. Being in the field of Architecture and Design, this event helps me be more in tune with current trends in all aspects of design from materials to construction methods.

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Marco Guernelli

Technical Manager

The INDEX Design Series is the gateway between the West and the East.

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Samah Aloul

Owner

I attended to find out who's new in the market and what products can be introduced to our clients.

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David Callins

Facility Manager

The exhibitors' products and The Design Talks panel discussions have clearly been put together to stimulate the imaginations of designers.

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Celine Strypsteen

Business Development Manager

Attending gave me an overview of the design industry in the Middle East and Africa.

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Kristine Palma

Sr. Design Coordinator

Technology advancement is the key to the future and that's what I came to INDEX to find. Awareness of new products and trends in different fields of design and architecture keep you thinking ahead.

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Anita Bir

Interior Designer

I visit to learn about local products and upcoming trends. It is important to see the finishes and products in person to familiarize yourself with them and visualise how they can be used in future projects.

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Sanjana Ranjit

Senior Designer

Very informative, great place to meet people from the industry.

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Abdulla Kunhi

Managing Director

Innovation is a must in our Industry. Learning about new products in the market at the INDEX Design Series helps us to experiment and innovate our designs further.

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Liza Muscat

Managing Director

An easy solution to seeing many materials in one place at one time.

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Simon Hamilton

Director

The speaker programme was impressive, with a good range of topics, presented by several internationally acclaimed designers like Bethan Gray and Henry Holland. These talks were so popular, there was usually standing room only at each event.

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Paul Bishop

Owner

I find great importance in learning more about the industry and the INDEX Design Series offers a platform to expand my knowledge on existing products and services within the market. I particularly enjoyed the Artists Gallery and the moss wall surfaces which I felt were refreshing, unique and also very fun to touch!

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Pallavi Dean

Design Director

One word sets the INDEX Design Series apart from other fairs in the region - 'SCALE'. I was blown away by the variety of materials and finishes featured this year - from carbon fibre german laminate to locally produced hand tufted carpets. The panel discussions were insightful and it was great to see international players share the stage with home grown talent!

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Eleanor Joslin

Project Manager

I loved the exhibition this year, especially the talks with a stellar line-up of speakers. I particularly enjoyed Bethan Gray’s talk, which revealed how the Middle East has influenced her furniture designs, as well as Scarlet Opus’ trend hub.

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Yasmin Farahmandy

Interior Designer

I attended Index Design series to learn more about what is new in the market, since every year there is a new innovative product out there, where we can apply to our designs. The most inspiring thing at the show was the Design Talk, where all speakers were very inspiring and encouraging to young designers, to acknowledge all the potential opportunities available in the region to grow .

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Laila Al-Yousuf

Senior Project Manager

The days are never long enough when you’re a designer- but Index is a must! It is important for the designers in our industry to visit Index to see the latest products being showcased but it is also a great avenue for some creative rejuvenation, and you never know who else you might run into!

Index Partners

  • Silver Sponsor

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  • Design Talks Sponsor

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  • Best Hospitality Project

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  • Best Commercial Design Project, Public Space

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  • Best Residential Project

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  • Best Restaurant Design Project

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  • INDEX Design Cafe Sponsor

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  • Elite Sponsor - Made a Mano

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  • Elite Sponsor - Finasi

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  • Gift Sponsor - Salt

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  • Gift Sponsor - Playsam

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  • Gift Sponsor - Parkers

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  • Dubai Design & Fashion Council

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  • APID

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  • BCFA

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  • EPCH

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  • ICC

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  • IIID

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Media Partners

  • AEC Online

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  • Architect

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  • Construction Week

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  • Design 4 2day

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  • Eye of Dubai

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  • Eye of Riyadh

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  • Interior Design

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  • Lamasat

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  • Touch

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