Dubai show to unveil top office designs
Dubai, April 4, 2012
Leading manufacturers from across the globe are set to showcase their award-winning and functional designs for a modern workplace at the upcoming 'Office Exhibition 2012,' in Dubai.
The largest office fit-out and design exhibition in the Middle East, Office Exhibition 2012 will run from May 15 to 17 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
This year's event promises to deliver an exciting product showcase of sleek, innovative and smart office designs for the modern workplace, according to the event organisers.
With GCC interior design spend forecast to reach $56 billion in 2012, the 11th edition of the show is attracting participation from world leaders in office design as well as a host of first-time exhibitors, the organisers said, citing the Ventures Middle East data.
Among the debutants are Canadian heavyweights, Global Group and Allseating, leading designers of office furniture and seating solutions besides British manufacturers Loft, JDD and Bisley.
The show will also see participation from top UAE suppliers including Mobili Emirates Furniture, United Furniture and Ritmo Furniture with the “Doimo Office” range, said the organisers.
With representation from almost every continent in the world, The Office Exhibition 2012 will reveal over 140 new-to-region products and a wide array of award-winning designs, they added.
Loft, exclusive manufacturer of celebrated 20th century British furniture designer Robin Day, will introduce some of the most iconic seating designs for large scale applications.
Exhibiting in collaboration with its UAE distributor Human Space, Loft will bring back the classic “1973 Polo chair”.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, the Polo chair has remained a popular choice for healthcare and education spaces due to its bright colour palette, strong exterior and easy-to-clean surface.
Allseating is another manufacturer targeting the healthcare and education sectors with its award-winning stacking chair “Tuck.”
Designed by Todd Yetman, “Tuck” features subtle curves in the seat and back to provide ergonomic support and, as the name suggests, effortlessly tucks away when not in use.
For corporate environments, JDD will launch three thoughtfully designed seating ranges. The “Polly” range offers relaxed seating for casual brainstorming or breakout sessions while the “Norah” and “Georgia” ranges are individual seating solutions perfectly suited for moments of quiet reflection.
Returning to the show for the first time since 2007, Japanese design house and manufacturer, Okamura will launch its award-winning “Luce” chair and “Alzata Spine System.”
In addition to versatile seating solutions, manufacturers will showcase innovation in workstations and desking systems, along with a wide range of modular products that offer intelligent space-saving solutions for the office desk such as the More Space System, showcased by German office specialists, Novus.
The expo will be the regional launch pad for leading German manufacturers, C + P’s new range of acoustic and wireless office solutions.
Combining creativity and functionality, the “Sonic Wall” range of workstation partitions are sound absorbing surfaces that can be printed with individual motifs to make the office space look aesthetically pleasing.
As the first European manufacturer to integrate technology into standard office furniture, C + P will also display a variety of products that combine smart design and technology.
Commenting on the expo, David Wilson, event director said: "This year’s show promises to be yet another exciting showcase of excellent design and offers fantastic opportunities for knowledge exchange and networking."
"It is undoubtedly the leading platform in the Middle East for architects, designers and business decision makers to source inspiring design ideas and new products," he added.-TradeArabia News Service