India's Leading Exhibition for Interior Design and Furnishings to Begin on Thursday

Oct 15, 2012, 03:57 ET from UBM India Pvt. Ltd.

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 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,

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