Index Focus

Some key suppliers at Index this year

Nordic Homeworx
Nordic Homeworx
Muraspec
Muraspec
Stylewood
Stylewood
Andreu World
Andreu World
Ru'a Furniture
Ru'a Furniture
BAB Arabia
BAB Arabia
Sanipex Group
Sanipex Group
CAPDEC
CAPDEC
Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery
Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery
2XL Furniture & Home Decor
2XL Furniture & Home Decor

Nordic Homeworx

Stand number: Hall 2, A80.

Contact: Pauline Madani. Tel: +971 (0)50 855 3114 or email: pauline@nordichomeworx.com.

News: Visit our stand to meet our new sales director, Elin Kilicarslan (elin@nordichomeworx.com).

What we’re promoting: Nordic Homeworx will be presenting three new collections: Harmony, Heritage and Spirit. The Heritage Collection conjures up thoughts of tradition, age-old craftsmanship and the feeling of being surrounded by nature. The icon of all wood floors is the oak plank, with its abundant scent and swirling grain that can be traced with the fingertips.

Harmony offers the comfort of home, with its warm, nurturing atmosphere. The subtle, rich tones of the Kährs Harmony Collection are designed to complement all interior styles and to create a sense of wellbeing. Meanwhile, the Kährs Spirit Collection presents 25 beautiful, one-strip designs in a variety of colours and wood species, all with a finish that keeps its brilliance, beauty and durability for many years. The range has been developed with the environment in mind, using the latest technology.

Kährs has also added a new white floor, Nouveau Snow, to its exclusive Classic Nouveau Collection. The one-strip wood floor, the lightest Kährs has produced so far, has a brushed, white-pigmented finish. Oak Nouveau Snow was launched in Sweden in May and has finally reached the UAE.

We will also be happy to discuss the environmental programme that Kährs is committed to, with regards to ISO 14000, FSC Certification, EMAS etc.

Muraspec

Profile: Muraspec is the leading designer and supplier of commercial wallcoverings in Europe and the Middle East, with over 30 years of experience in providing wallcoverings to professionals in the interiors industry.

Stand number: Hall 3, A130.

Contact: Jonathan Kidd, sales manager, UAE. Tel: +971 (0)50 644 8525 or email: jkidd@muraspec.com.

News: At Index 2009, Muraspec will be showcasing four brand new wallcoverings: a metallic damask called Bellini, a soft textile-feel vinyl called Pasaya, and two vinyl wallcoverings called Tattoo and Sri Lanka, both taking their influences from ancient ethnic design. We will also be launching Ideapaint for the first time in the Middle East. Ideapaint is an exciting new product that can be painted on to many surfaces, creating a hard wearing, high performance, wipeable writing surface.

Stylewood

Profile: Stylewood works exclusively with ‘noble’ materials such as wood, glass or lacquer, which are then adorned with digital print. The company’s designs are intended for luxury hotels and residences, as well as upscale shopping venues. It also produces creations for private customers who are in the same quality bracket. In addition, Stylewood has just developed a range of stylish, customisable furniture.

Stand number: Hall 6, E240.

Contact: Design House Dubai. Tel: +971 (0)56 101 67 47 or email: hvds@stylewood.fr.

News: Stylewood and its partner have been established in the Middle East for several years, and have laid out the senior management offices of several international banks in Dubai, Oman and Qatar.

What we’re promoting: Stylewood is showcasing its expertise with all kinds of glass – acid frosted, tempered, lacquered etc. In keeping with its PEFC certification (international sustainable forest management standard), Stylewood does not utilise species of trees that are threatened with extinction.

Andreu World

Profile: Andreu World is a manufacturer of designer seats and tables for contract and residential use.

Stand number:
Hall 5, B223.

Contact: Roberto García, sales area manager. Tel: +34 636 96 43 84 or r.garcia@andreuworld.com.

News: Andreu World Outdoor has been created out of a concern for sustainability and eco-friendliness. It proposes a synthesis between indoor and outdoor life for absolute comfort.

What we’re promoting: Part of our stand at Index 2009 will be used to display part of the new outdoor collection. Exhibited, among others, at the Milan Furniture Fair in April, Maison & Object in Paris and Ideas & Pasion in Valencia in September, where a large number of our clients, along with architects, designers and professionals, visited us and gave us their impressions, this will be a very good occasion to present the collection to our clients and friends in the GCC. We also have a few samples of the new Sit collection of seats, a family with a big range of options, suitable for any contemporary installation.

Lightness, suppleness, synthesis, essence and comfort – these are some of the features that are combined in the multi-faceted Sit seating programme, capable of providing convincing answers in any contemporary installation. The total functionality of this model is reinforced by its variety of options: row and numbering systems, stacking and transport cart and writing arm.

Lastly, some of our bestsellers, which are present in the best hotels around the world and in the Middle East, will also be exhibited on our stand during Index.

Ru’a Furniture

Profile: Ru’a has been perpetuating the art of furniture making since 2000. Refined design, the crafting of fine woods and materials, and the use of cutting-edge technologies are all expressions
of our know-how.

Our philosophy is based on four fundamental values: Tradition – the Ru’a furniture range reflects unique Indonesian craftsmanship. Our craftsmen are extremely resourceful and are constantly striving to discover new and exciting ways to work with their natural resources; Excellence – Ru’a uses its own wood, created from logs dried in specially imported ovens, to ensure consistency and quality. The quality control at each step of the manufacturing process is our strength, and guarantees an impeccable, timeless piece of furniture; Vision – Ru’a is the Arabic word for vision, the keyword we use to drive the artistic design of our furniture; Value – our products are designed to fit seamlessly into the environment, in order to help protect our planet. “To exceed customer expectations is our priority,” commented Suzanne Haines, lead interior designer.

Stand number: Hall 3, B110.

Contact: Suzanne Haines. Tel: +971 (0)50 4360819 and email: suzanne@mystaygroup.com.

News: We are launching a new concept in furniture: homepack.ae, furniture packs delivered in 24 hours.

What we’re promoting: 30% off all complete furniture packages.

BAB Arabia

Profile: Manufacturers of finished leathers for upholstery, automotive, goods and shoes. BAB Arabia also has a furniture-making unit catering to hotels and villas.

Stand number: Hall 4, A202.

Contact: B.Suresh or VZ Johnson. Tel: +971 (0)50 808 9685 or email: babarabia@gmail.com.

News: We have planned to penetrate the Gulf market extensively to cater to the needs of the Arabian world.

What we’re promoting: Basically, we are promoting finished leathers for the upholstery market, sofas and accessories. We would like to present ourselves as one of the main suppliers of quality finished leather in the Gulf market, as we understand there is a lot of potential and scope for development.

Sanipex Group

Profile: Sanipex Group, a supplier of luxury bathroom fittings, sanitaryware, accessories, tiles and plumbing solutions, has achieved substantial recognition as a ‘one-stop shop’ for interior designers, architects and individual clients in the Middle East, south Asia and Africa. Promoting leading worldwide manufacturers such as GSI, Fantini, Zucchetti, Bossini, Mosaico+, PEX, Vado and Sanit, the company is rapidly expanding across the region.

Sanipex has opened an 8,300m² warehouse in Jebel Ali, which will ensure stock availability and will have the capacity to supply on-time deliveries to major projects throughout the Middle East. Four divisions operate under the Sanipex Group: Bagno Design, Aquazone, Sanipex Trade and Sanipex Projects.

Stand number: Hall 3, A101

Contact: Ben Bryden. Tel: +971 (0)50 657 8119 or e-mail: ben@sanipexdubai.com

News: Bagno Design, the retail division of Sanipex Group, held the official launch of its exquisite new flagship 13,000ft² showroom on October 7. The new showroom has many additional features, such as a meeting room for designers and architects, with all the products at their fingertips and access to up-to-date catalogues, as well as Bagno Design sales consultants to assist with any queries that may arise.

What we’re promoting: Bagno Design will promote its own exclusive line of Bagno Design sanitaryware, bathroom accessories, mixers and tiles. It will also promote the latest products from manufacturers such as Electric Mirror, GSI, Vado, Bongio, Bertocci, Galassia, Reginox, Fantini, Zucchetti and Mosaico+.

CAPDEC

Profile: CAPDEC provides premium grade decorative finishes and coatings for exterior and interior surfaces. It is a professionally managed company catering only to the very discerning. The application teams’ expertise lies in providing quality decorative and acoustic solutions for diverse projects, such as hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, office interiors, commercial buildings and private villas. The company’s exceptional project management skills, along with creative design ability and excellent craftsmanship, have been key factors in its association with some very prestigious developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

Stand number: Hall 2, F71.

Contact: Manpreet S Kalsey, who is the general manager - sales and marketing. Tel: +971 (0)4 339 0887 or email: manpreet@capdec.ae.

News: The CAPDEC Paints factory has been installed and will go into full production by November 15 2009 to manufacture an entire range of decorative coatings for external and internal applications.

What we’re promoting: We are offering special finishes and will be launching a range of real gold and silver finishes.

Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery

Profile: Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery is a leading supplier of fine art, picture frames, furniture, lighting and accessories to the hospitality industry. Founded in 1970, the Gallery is situated in a 15,000ft² showroom in Dubai. The Gallery operates the largest picture framing factory in the Gulf and handles projects all over the Gulf, Africa and Eastern Europe. Over the years, the Gallery has furnished some of the most prestigious developments in the region.

Stand number: Hall 7, E301 to E311.

Contact: Neel Shukla. Tel: +971 (0)50 625 0386 or neel@fourseasonsgallery.ae

News: Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery has furnished some of the most prominent hotels in the region, such as The Address, Grosvenor House, InterContinental Hotel Dubai Festival City and Kempinski Mall of the Emirates.

In addition to artworks, Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery also carries a wide range of furniture, accessories and decorative lighting suitable for all settings. We operate two showrooms in Dubai, one at Mall of the Emirates and the other on Zabeel Road.

What we’re promoting: This year, we are promoting handicraft furniture, decorative furniture and 3D Artwork.

2XL Furniture & Home Décor

Profile: A world where elegant design combines effortlessly with comfort and support to provide a home furniture concept that is attractive, inspirational and practical. At 2XL, we understand that our customer requires furniture that not only fits the physical dimensions of the room, but a complete furniture solution that conveys a message about their lifestyle. We offer variety and style, comfort and convenience, and inspiration and value that sets new standards in home furniture. Our range is stylish, versatile and affordable.

Stand number: Hall 4, A171.

Contact: Samir Chammas, operations manager. Tel: +971 (0)6 572 2888 or email: samir@2xlme.com.

News: A 5,000m² 2XL flagship store is due to open in Sharjah, behind Sharjah Mega Mall. We will also be opening a number of new showrooms in Dubai and Abu Dhabi over the next year.

What we’re promoting: In addition to furnishings and home décor, we will be promoting our turnkey projects division, which is bringing a range of high quality, innovative designs to this rapidly expanding market sector. From the concept through construction to completion, 2XL Furniture can assist by providing the interior that suits your image and your budget. We offer design services and have a Projects Department that employs fully qualified interior architects and CAD operators. 2XL can offer experienced consulting in space-planning and can develop solutions to meet individual facility management requirements. We also offer installation services. Our full-time experienced installation team is able to build from working drawings and prepare delivery and installation programmes. We also offer computer-aided design and computer-aided planning services.

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