Interior design congress opens in Dubai
Dubai, October 22, 2011
The first Interior Design Congress, one of the major events that will be taking place during the inaugural Festival of Interior Design (FoID), opened today (October 22) at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The event features world-renowned figures in architecture, fashion and interior design including David Trubridge, Rogier van der Heide, Hadi Teherani, Francesc Rife and Bruno Triplet, who are all set to speak at the one-day congress.
According to the Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID), an organization representing professional interior designers in the Gulf region, the ‘Interior Design Congress’ is being held with the key objectives of highlighting the significance of interior design and providing a key venue where the region’s design professionals can converge and discuss timely industry trends and issues.
Award winning furniture designer David Trubridge leads the pack of speakers for the congress and will also be showcasing his latest design, Gallery Bench, which is an example of his blend of creative contemporary design and immaculate craftsmanship.
Trubridge will talk on how design speaks for here and now and the creation of design that is fresh, new and relevant without being novel, contrived or superficial.
Hadi Teherani, considered to be one of the most prominent architects of our times, will also speak about architecture and interior design.
“The ‘Interior Design Congress’ is definitely one of the ‘must attend’ events for the Festival of Interior Design. We are very pleased that this inaugural congress is being participated in by some of the world’s leading names in interior design and architecture and will be rendering key talks on the design industry,” said Farida Abdulla Kamber Al Awadhi, president, APID.
“Our invited speakers will also be a part of the discussions on timely topics like fashion and interior design and participants will surely gain the advantage of learning from world-class design masters.”
“The presence of these leading icons in architecture and interior design not only adds prestige to the ‘Interior Design Congress’ but also shows that the global interior design industry has put the spotlight on the Middle East and is eager to tap into the many emerging talents that we have here today. We are confident that the congress will prove to be both a learning experience and an inspiration for local designers and creatives to create more innovative and world class products and designs,” concluded Al Awadhi.
The Interior Design Congress will also feature a panel discussion on fashion and interior design. Discussions featured during the congress will be led by local and regional professionals with the aim to address timely issues and trends in the world of interior design and its related areas. – TradeArabia News Service