India's Leading Exhibition for Interior Design and Furnishings to Begin on Thursday
MUMBAI, October 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Index Exhibition to Feature a "Gold-leafed Classic Fiat car"
UBM Index Tradefairs Pvt. Ltd., is proud to introduce the 23rd edition of Index Tradefairs & Events, 18th - 21st October, 2012 at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai.
"Made in India . . . for the world," is the tagline of Index Tradefairs, and their flagship event, which begins this week at the Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai is seen by many as the annual meeting place of the Indian interior and furniture design community. The event features strong international participation with exhibitors and pavilions for Europe and from across Asia. Last year's event attracted 25,000 plus visitors and it is expected that this year will be at least as well attended.
The event was launched 23 years ago by husband and wife team Li and Sylvia Khan as a niche event for the design-led interiors community. Over the years, the event has become globally recognised and has grown into a full scale exhibition that is attended and supported by a number of key developers and builders as well as the interior design and architect fraternity.
A special feature at this year's show will be a Gold-leafing Showcase, where a Classic 1960s' Fiat covered in gold leafing artwork will be displayed for all to see. In addition, and not-to-be-missed will be the Kudos Gallery which is a tribute to Indian architectural design.
- THE INAUGURAL PANEL - UBM INDEX 2012
The 2012 INDEX inaugural panel includes key UBM board members and other VIP Dais panel members namely:
Mr. L. A. Khan, Managing Director - UBM Index Tradefairs
Mr. Jime Essink, President & CEO - UBM Asia
Mr. Michael Duck, Executive Vice President - UBM Asia
Ms. Sylvia Khan, Director - UBM Index Tradefairs
Mr. Navin Ansal or Ms. Raseel Gujral Ansal, Casa Paradox, N. Delhi
Mr. Surya Vir Singh, COO, Sahara Prime City Ltd
Ar. Hafeez Contractor
Mr. Anand Gupta, Hon. Gen. Secretary, Builders' Association of India (BAI)
Mr. Shailesh Puranik, President MCHI, Thane
Mr. Ramakrishna (Sudin) Dhavalikar, Minister of PWD, Govt. of Goa
Mr. Sachin Ahir, Minister of Housing, Govt. of Maharashtra
- INDEX DESIGN BOULEVARD: elemental design
This year, the stunning design initiative IDB has been rejuvenated with Ar. Arjun Malik, Ar. Annkur Khosla, Ar. Kapil Surlakar, Des. Dilip Chhabria and Ar. Domenico Paolucci creating Elemental Spaces around the elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water and Void.
- OASIS: business lounges
Created exclusively by an invited list of high-end developers, these lounges are spread across the length of the tradefair and shall be hosted by prominent developers namely:
Mayfair Housing Sobha Developers Godrej Properties Puranik Builders Shapoorji Pallonji Sahara Prime City
- GOLD LEAFING SHOWCASE: Classic 1960's Fiat with 'gold leafing art' will be displayed in the Gold Leafing Lounge.
- Felicitation: INDEX will host a felicitation ceremony for senior members of the architect and design community, inviting leaders of the different Chapters of the Indian Institute of Interior Designers.
- KUDOS GALLERY: a tribute to Indian architectural design
In search of Indian design sensibilities, the Kudos Arcade is a quest to document contemporary interior and architectural designs in hospitality, residential and commercial spaces. These designs shall be displayed at the Kudos Gallery.
Showcase of prominent works of following architects in the Kudos Arcade -
ANA Designs Ar. Ankit & Ankura Patel Architect Reza Kabul Ar. Reza Kabul Collaborative Architecture Ar. Mujib Ahmed & Lalita Tharani Deepak Mehta Architect Ar. Deepak Mehta Designers Combine Ar. Sukumar Dharmadhikari Designers Group Ar. Khozema Chittalwala Focusz Designs Ar. Girish Deshpande Jayant Tipnis Consultants Ar. Ninad Tipnis KNS Architects Ar. Kanhai Gandhi Mandiwala Qutub & Associates Ar. Qutub Mandiwala Planet 3 Studios Architecture Ar. Kalhan & Santha Mattoo Prashant Sutaria Architects Ar. Prashant Sutaria Sanjay Puri Architects Ar. Sanjay Puri Sankalpan Architects Ar. Kshitij Limaye SPIRIT Architecture Interiors Ar. Saileesh Veera UCJ Architecture & Environment Ar. Chirag Jain Vijay Punjabi Consultants Ar. Kartik Punjabi Worksphere Ventures Ar. Swapnil Sawant ZZ Architects Ar. Zubin Zainnudin
- Indian & international participation:
A stunning display of over 250 exhibitors from India, Italy, Germany, Turkey and Japan - including international pavilions dedicated to furniture, contract and accessories which shall include various trade associations and participations from Spain, Germany, Indonesia, Bangladesh and China and many other countries from Europe and South-East Asia.
About UBM Index Tradefairs:
UBM Index Tradefairs is a joint venture between UBM India and Index International Tradefairs and Events. UBM Index Tradefairs is a part of UBM plc, which is a leading global business media company. UBM is the platform that brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, and in print, providing them with the information they need to do business successfully. The focus is on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists, around the world. For further details please visit the UBM India website, http://www.ubmindia.in.
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