Index 2012 to provide new opportunity for MENA kitchen and bathroom industry professionals to meet
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, September 06 - 2012 at 14:07
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The Kitchen and Bathroom sector at Index 2012 will provide an unparalleled opportunity for the MENA region's kitchen and bathroom industry professionals to meet, network and to do business across 4 days 24-27 September at the Dubai World Trade Center.
"Since the debut of Index Kitchen and Bathrooms sector in 2011, the event is recognized by leading companies in sanitary ware and kitchen field as well as regional market indicators as a regional platform in Dubai catering to interior and architectural design-oriented solutions. The event is dedicated to showcase cutting-edge design and quality to the expanding portfolio of signature projects within the region and reflects the market's demand for high-end, quality driven and innovative solutions. "Index Kitchen and Bathrooms sector provides the perfect platform for international brands to make their entry to Middle East market and establish their distribution networks retails channels," said Ms. Yan Wang, project manager of Index Kitchen and Bathrooms.
The overall GCC interior contracting and fit-out market will increase by 87% in value this year from $5.04bn in 2011 to $9.4bn, according to new research, published in July 2012, by Ventures ME commissioned by DMG :: Events, the organising team behind the Index International Design Exhibition. Many new projects need kitchen and bath out-fitting are on the horizon in the surrounding regions within the GCC and wider Middle East, in particularly Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Over 17% of Index visitors came to visit Index 2011 specifically source and purchase Kitchen and Bathroom solutions.
US-Headquartered International brand Delta Faucet Company exhibited at Index Kitchen and Bathroom for the first time in 2011, showcasing their latest technologies Touch2O and Touch2O.xtTM.
Ross Jackson, General Manager Delta Faucet Company, said, "Following our successful participation in 2011, the decision to take part in Index 2012 was an easy one. We have doubled the size of our stand this year, which underlines our commitment and investment in the region and the larger presence will allow us to showcase a wider range of products and technologies, including both residential and commercial bathroom solutions. Once again, we anticipate a great number of visitors during the show and are looking forward to an exciting four days."
"Index international Design Exhibition offers us an incredible opportunity to showcase our designs and network with professionals from the interior design industry, including our new range of sanitary fixtures, brassware and special care packs for special needs from Armitage Shanks, UK. This year, we are presenting out latest portfolio o Armitage Shanks Sanitary fixtures for the residential and commercial projects. We are looking forward to another successful Index," said Mr. Issac George, Sales Manager, MAC AL Gurg.
Cassandra Cucine, is the world's first manufacture of curved kitchens in front view, its unique design and innovative handmade kitchen furniture inspire designers to experiment and adopt a different way of storing and processing in order to make everyday life more interesting and creative.
"Our company has designed and built a unique masterpiece especially for showcasing at Index 2012 Kitchen and Bathrooms, it will be the wooden model with special finishes that will be kept as a secret and its size will be imposing as well," added by Mr. George Pittarokilis, Founder of Cassandra Cucine.
Johnson Tiles, as the UKs leading manufacturer and supplier of ceramic tiles, also confirms their participation in Index 2012 Kitchen and Bathrooms. "Following on from 2011 Index, it's great to welcome visitors back to our stand which will feature new collections such as Vivid and Tones plus the full launch of our very latest collection Arabesque at Index 2012 Kitchen and Bathrooms," says Darren Clanford, creative director at Johnson Tiles.
"We had a fantastic reaction when we previewed the initial design ideas at Index 2011. The collection was inspired by a visit I made to the Middle East earlier that year, and we feel it beautifully captures the design styles of the region with geometric patterns, swirling hand drawn decoration, vibrant colours and liquid gold," Clanford continues.
Other exhibiting brands included Taylor Made Glass and 20-20 Technology from UK, Arrex, Arredo, Anpa, DG Mosaic and Ceramiche Maroso from Italy, Bronces Mestre from Spain, Cassandra Cucine and Sanco from Greece, Kludi RAK, Duscholux, Box Docce 2B and many others.
Show organizer DMG :: Events Middle East confirmed that more than 900 companies will be present at the 22nd annual Index International Design Exhibition, the Middle East and North Africa's largest and longest establishes interiors and design exhibition.
Index 2012 will take place from 24th to 27th September 2012 in the Dubai World Trade Centre with the Index Kitchen and Bathrooms sector being located in Hall 7.
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