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The sound of luxury
Abu Dhabi, March 11, 2013
Diamond-acrylic pianos, steel blades encrusted with Swarovski Original Gemstones, glittering chandeliers and gold mobile handsets are just a few of the stylish items being showcased at the upcoming luxury gifts show in Abu Dhabi.
The first Luxury Gift Show, co-located with the 21st International Jewellery and Watch Show, will run from March 14 to 18 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The show promises to bring the ultimate in chic and sophistication to the capital, with a range of unique and exclusive products on display, some of which are made especially for the event.
Raya Dandal, show manager for Reed Exhibitions, says that the collection of products at the LGS elevates gift-giving to a whole new level. “These are not ordinary gifts you get from shopping malls. The Luxury Gift Show will present extravagant and innovative designer products, objects and concepts which will definitely have the ‘wow’ factor, whether they are for personal use, special occasions or the home.”
Over 20 exhibitors from countries such as Bahrain, Italy, Turkey and the UAE will offer the latest innovations in luxury gifts for sale at the Luxury Gift Show including exquisite chandeliers, streamlined pool tables, gold-plated keyboards, unique oud perfumes, glamorous gowns and art objects.
Mae Franco, sales and operations manager for Dubai-based The Royale Collection which will be displaying their range of 24-carat gold-plated phones and tablet devices, believes the luxury market has great potential. “It is evolving continuously which allows for new product development and entry into this growing market. What is trendy or in style today is passé tomorrow.”
Alex Bernotas, managing director from Classic Lights & Interiors, agrees, saying that luxury goods have become more affordable to a wider range of customers than ever before.
“Middle Eastern consumers are increasingly savvy and knowledgeable; they are well-informed, they demand to be given a large choice, an outstanding service and same shopping experience as in New York or Paris,” added Bernotas.
Classic Lights & Interiors is bringing the latest in elegant lighting products direct from the UK to the Luxury Gift Show.
“Our range of products will include classic and stylish lamps, chic candlesticks, backlighting for artwork, and curtain clips that give any house a unique flair of elegance. We use the finest-quality Italian cast brass along with high-quality Swarovski glass and crystal, and some products are decorated using 24-carat gold,” said Bernotas.
“Specifically, we’ll showcase our newest Nico and Prima collections as well as our best-selling Titanic and Lido collections. These items are more than just the sum of their part, with an integrated perfection that is the result of more than 20 years of experience by the finest craftsmen with the skill to be daring in design,” said Bernotas.
Also illuminating the Luxury Gift Show is Faustig which can count as references the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the cruise ship ‘Norwegian Gem’ from the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, the Maritim Hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany, and the Opera House in Graz, Austria. Their unique selection of crystal chandeliers uses elegant designs and precious metals to create long-term classical creations.
Elitez from Turkey will feature more than 70 handmade frames, each crafted with special design styles and adorned by precious crystals featuring Turkish Islamic Art.
“We have made products especially for the Luxury Gift Show with bigger and more gems, and special designs in gold colour,” said Abdulkadir Elitez, general manager and designer. “On each handmade product, there are approximately 5,000 gems which are stuck and fixed by 10,000 hand hits.”
The high-quality workmanship of William Henry steel products from the UK, such as the range of decorative blades, will also be on display at the Luxury Gift Show. The seamless integration of classic natural materials and state-of-the-art alloys is a hallmark of William Henry's work. Each component is precision machined to tolerances reserved for aerospace level work - often measured at 0.0005", or one twelfth the size of a human hair.
“At the Luxury Gift Show, we will be showing the different products that William Henry Studio makes as the Best Collector Knife of the Year in 2011 and also 2012,” said Mohamad Yousif, the sole distributer of William Henry Studio Products in the UAE.
“We also will be showing pens and money clips, and there will be a few one-of-a-kind products that have been made exclusively for the Luxury Gift Show. William Henry products look beautiful, and they even function better. The performance is just amazing.” – TradeArabia News Service