For 2017 we had 9 different features on the show floor. Here is a quick summary: 

Design talks

The Design Talks, brought to you by OFIS, provided cutting-edge educational content to the region’s design community. The four day conference discussed the latest trends and forecasts, with lively and spontaneous panel discussions with lots of audience interaction and dialogue. 

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index architecture & design awards

The INDEX Architecture & Design Awards, took place on 23 May 2017 to celebrate exceptional creativity, innovation and passion in design over the preceding year. The IADA ceremony showcased leading architecture and design projects, products and professionals across 15 distinct categories, culminating in the INDEX Design Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Lighting experience 

The lighting installation utilised the histories of Hull and Dubai in its display by housing the light experience in a fabric structure reminiscent of a Bedouin tent. Disconnected histories, connected through modern day artwork. The Artist Debi Keable was with her creation all through INDEX and talked about to any visitor who had questions.

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Style guides

The INDEX Style Guides are design industry experts and trendsetters who selected and highlighted the ‘not-to-be-missed’ exhibitor products at both exhibitions. Our Style Guides posted and curated their top picks and posted them to special Pinterest boards.

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INdex design hub

The INDEX Design Hub was an area on the show floor where visitors were inspired by interactive Trend led activity, future design trend information and enthralled by unusual material & texture samples from around the world. 

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Harrods interiors vip oasis

Harrods Interiors, born from the world’s most exclusive department store - supplied unrivaled luxury when they marked their first venture into the UAE with a five-star VIP Oasis set in the heart of the exhibition. Harrods Interiors offers effortless interior design and home styling solutions, ranging from a single room furniture layout to full interior design.

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Active learning ecosystem 

This feature enabled visitors to experience how training rooms in corporate offices or classrooms can transform a passive learning environment to an active one, by sheer change of configurations. 

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Artist avenue 

The Artist Avenue was an art gallery on the show floor that was created specifically for artists and galleries looking for exposure to interior design professionals, art procurement managers, as well as consumer and commercial art buyers. INDEX 2017 was host to over 60 artists and galleries. 

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Media Partners

  • AEC Online

  • Design 4 2day

  • G & G Magazine

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  • Eye of Dubai

  • Eye of Riyadh

  • Lamasat

  • Official Magazine

  • Premium Media Partner - Construction Week

  • Premium Media Partner - Architect

  • Office Bit

  • Retail Focus

  • Work Design Magazine

  • Design Insider

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  • Compasses

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