TWENTY ITALIAN LUXURY ARTISANAL INTERIOR BRANDS PARTICIPATE IN DOWNTOWN DESIGN
Experience unique designs of furniture, fine objects, lightings, ceramics, glassware, tiles, and more at the Italian pavilion
Dubai, UAE – November 10, 2019: The sophisticated restraint and traditional inspirations of the Italian interiors and design industry have captured the imagination of design aficionados across the world for centuries. To highlight the fine aspects of Italian interior design, Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and CNA and Confartigianato (Italian Associations of Artisans and Small-Medium Enterprises) will showcase inspirational artifacts of 20 carefully selected Italian companies at ‘Italian Interiors: The Art of Italian Design’ exhibition at Downtown Design, the region’s leading design trade show, from 12-15 November 2019.
Downtown Design is today the most important trade show in the MENA region and, Italy is taking part in the event with one of the largest stands, to showcase the best examples of unique interior design elements, furniture, accessories and fine objects, epitomizing Italy’s reputation for style and innovation. The furniture market in the GCC countries is worth USD 5.9 billion and Italian products and designs are very much appreciated in this market for their quality, innovation and exclusivity. In the artistically designed Italian pavilion, visitors will be able to discover contemporary Italian designs, Murano glasses, fine ceramics, stylish lightings, beautiful floor and wall coverings and a wide range of home accessories, carefully brought to perfection by master Italian craftsmen.
Design is a ubiquitous element of Italian culture and the aim of the Italian pavilion is to offer designers, builders, architects, suppliers and end users an opportunity to experience the attention to detail and quality of ‘Made in Italy’ products. These include luxurious mosaics, marbles, items of glass furniture, finest Italian leather and fabric upholstery, crystal objects made using ancient blowing techniques, high-end fragrances for sensory experiences, mesmerizing designs made with ceramics and lava stone, fitness equipment in modern designs, avantgarde design pieces and more.
UAE’s expanding hospitality sector and upcoming events such as Expo 2020 are driving the demand in the domestic interior design market. The furniture market in the UAE is worth USD 2.1 billion, and local production covers only 40% of the market. This is an opportunity for Italian companies as their contemporary, modern and distinct designs are well liked in this market. In 2018, UAE imported furniture from Italy worth USD 205 million. Italy, with 14%, maintains then the primacy of the top exporter among high-income countries.
List of exhibitors at the Italian pavilion:
- Ciclotte – www.ciclotte.com
- Cignini Arredamenti – www.cignini.it
- Ever Life Design – www.everlifedesign.it
- Fantini Mosaici I Marmi – www.fantinimosaici.it
- Fiam Italia- www.fiamitalia.it
- Futura Leathers – www.futuraleathers.com
- Gruppo Gimo – www.gimo.it
- Liu Jo Living Collection- www.atlgroup.it
- Locchi- www.locchi.com
- Locherber Milano – www.locherbermilano.com
- Mabele by Ma-Bo – www.mabele.it
- Made a Mano – Rosario Parrinello – www.madeamano.it
- Mitohome by Marinelli – www.mitohome.com
- Morici – www.moricimarconi.it
- Pinetti – www.pinetti.it
- Teckell – www.teckell.com
- Vetrofuso di Daniela Poletti – www.vetrofuso.it
- Vetrogiardini – www.vetrogiardini.com
- Wave Murano Glass – www.wavemuranoglass.com
- Zigflex by Salvadori – www.zigflex.com
About ITALIAN TRADE AGENCY
The Italian Trade Agency is the Government agency which promotes the globalization of Italian firms, under the aegis of the Ministry of Economic Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ITA helps to develop, facilitate and promote Italian economic and trade relations with foreign countries, focusing on the needs of SMEs, their associations and partnerships.
ITA sustains Italian firms in their internationalization process, promoting the marketing of Italian goods and services as well as the image of “Made in Italy” products around the world, while facilitating outward Italian investments and encouraging FDI attraction into Italy. ITA provides information, support and consultancy services to Italian companies on foreign markets, in order to foster exports and economic cooperation in all sectors, with the objective of increasing the effectiveness of their presence on international markets.
ITA works closely with the Italian Regions, the network of Italian Chambers of Commerce, business organizations and other public and private entities. ITA’s headquarters are based in Rome. The Agency works through a large network of offices around the world which are acknowledged as “Trade Promotion Offices or Sections” of Italy’s Embassies or Consulates.