Silk Road theme announced for second INDEX design

(UAE) – INDEX hosts compact edition of show in September

INDEX is set to host a compact edition of its design showcase in September, where a Silk Road theme will bring value-driven products and premium brands to Dubai.

Autumn’s INDEX will focus on East meets West, with the show presenting itself as a modern- day Silk Road; the famous cross-continental design pathway that opened-up new markets for Asian and European design philosophies.

INDEX will welcome 400 furniture and décor design and supply companies from across the continents, all specialising in fit-out and interior products for commercial, hospitality, retail and residential design projects.

Samantha Macdonald, INDEX Event Director explained: “The Silk Road started over 2,000 years ago, and through its many routes became the first way that Europe and the West was introduced to the likes of silk, dyes, precious stones, porcelain, spices and perfumes. In return, the route took western goods like glassware, woolen textiles, rugs, carpets animal firs and skins to a new market in the East, making it the world’s first and then premiere trade route – at the heart of which was design and creativity.

“Its path ventured through the deserts of the Middle East. Two millennia on and the region – the UAE especially – plays equally as central a role now as being the hub between the two continents.

“INDEX September will focus on individual designs and value driven products from Asia, sat alongside premium products from Europe. Together, they will allow the show to present a wide selection of interior products to suit the taste and budgets of all our visitors, covering every buyer’s needs as the design industry heads into the final quarter of the year.”

The full INDEX experience will return in September 2019 as the show in its entirety sits alongside The Hotel Show Dubai.

To find out more about September’s INDEX, taking place from the 16th – 18th, visit www.indexexhibition.com

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