GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share
Dubai, UAE; November 14, 2019:   His Excellency Nicola Lener, Ambassador of Italy to the UAE; Her Excellency Valentina Setta, Consul General of Italy in Dubai; and Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE, Oman and Pakistan; toured the 330 square metre Italian pavilion at Downtown Design. They met with the 20 leading Italian design companies exhibiting at the pavilion, organized by the Italian Trade Agency in partnership with CNA and Confartigianato (Italian Associations of Artisans and Small-Medium Enterprises).
 
Among the 20 companies, a few are participating for the first time in the region's leading trade fair to showcase their unique designs to decision makers from GCC's sophisticated furniture market. In the GCC, more than 72% of furniture and design products are imported, and Italy is one of the leading suppliers of high-end designs.
 
According to His Excellency Nicola Lener, “What strikes visitors to the Italian pavilion is the perfect fusion of art and functionality in the products displayed. Some of the designs are the result of research and collaboration between architects and designers, ensuring they are unique and contemporary. These designs are meant to transform living spaces, giving each home or office a touch of individuality. This is what makes ‘Made in Italy' design items so popular in the GCC market. The articles showcased by the 20 design companies, clearly reflect Italy's strong manufacturing culture, matching modern industrial processes with a sophisticated and continuously regenerated tradition of artisanal craft, combining creativity, originality and innovation, with the ability to adapt to market trends.”
 
A few of the trends that are in spotlight in the Italian pavilion are the mix of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design, use of materials such as marble, wood and crystal, creative use of glass, fabulous designs made with unusual materials like lava, new forms and concepts created with old materials such as Murano glasses and, the clash of colours and shapes.
 
Her Excellency Valentina Setta, Consul General of Italy in Dubai, says: “This year's Italian pavilion is an ode to design. Design is a representation of the world view and the times in which we live, and the participating designers have successfully created contemporary designs that speak to today's consumers. Downtown Design is an amazing initiative to bring together architects, interior designers, manufacturers and consumers under one roof, and the Italian pavilion offers visitors a journey through the world of Italian creativity and design.”
 
 
Many of the participating companies have won international awards, some have exclusive partnerships with prestigious international interior design studios, hotel chains and fashion brands, and others have provided décor items and furniture that adorn the homes of VIPs and celebrities.
 
Italian Trade Commissioner, Amedeo Scarpa, said: “We are excited to be here, Downtown Design will open doors for the participating Italian companies to do more business in this region. The Gulf region represents 1.3% of the global furniture market, and Italy is the second largest supplier behind China and the strongest supplier among the high-income countries in GCC, with USD 520 million, and 40% of furniture exported to the UAE only. Furniture consumption in the UAE is expected to increase, driven by a housing boom and the growth in the hospitality sector in view of Expo 2020. We have also seen strong development in the lighting sector for Italian products. Vases, furniture and mirrors from Italy are a favourite here. Downtown Design gives companies the opportunity to meet, share design concepts and collaborate on projects.”
 
A visit to the Italian pavilion promises an emotional journey for visitors as they take in the beauty and craftsmanship of the unique designs of furniture, fine objects, lightings, ceramics, glassware, tiles, and recreational products in modern designs, on display.
 
List of exhibitors at the Italian pavilion:
 
1. Ciclotte- www.ciclotte.com
2. Cignini Arredamenti- www.cignini.it
3. Ever Life Design- www.everlifedesign.it
4. Fantini Mosaici- www.fantinimosaici.it
5. Fiam Italia- www.fiamitalia.it
6. Futura Leathers- www.futuraleathers.com
7. Gruppo Gimo- www.gimo.it
8. Liu.jo- www.atlgroup.it
9. Locchi- www.locchi.com
10. Locherber Milano- www.locherbermilano.com
11. Mabele By Ma-bo- www.mabele.it
12. Made A Mano- www.madeamano.i
13. Mitohome- www.mitohome.com
14. Morici- www.moricimarconi.it
15. Pinetti- www.pinetti.it
16. Teckell- www.teckell.com
17. Vetrofuso Di Daniela Poletti- www.vetrofuso.it
18. Vetrogiardini- www.vetrogiardini.com
19. Wave Murano Glass- www.wavemuranoglass.com
20. Zigflex By Salvadori- www.zigflex.com



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 3331 times
Posted on : Thursday, November 14, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Dubai Airshow Welcomes the World
Next Story : HITEC Dubai 2019 Opens with a Focus on Future
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Holiday Hair-Styling Essentials from VIERRO
'Tis the Season to Be Glamorous - Beauty Essentials from GlamBeaute.com!
Luxe Beauty Gifts for your Loved Ones this Festive Season
Chloé's Iconic “Carlina” Sunglasses In a Precious New Interpretation
Your Holiday Gift Guide for Her
Homegrown Jewellery Brand Sumaya Bakkar Collections Curated Festive Gift List
New year, New You with Lunette
Uncovering the Beauty of Mechanics'
Weather-proof your hair with HASK
Free gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival.
Eberhard & Co. and the new “Quadrifoglio Verde” chronograph, dedicated to the p...
The Real Secret to 10 Years Younger: Argan Face Oil
OMEGA Celebrates The New James Bond Watch in New York
Retrograde Fusion'
Mouawad and the Miss Universe Organization Unveil the Miss Universe Power of Uni...
Berkan Steakhouse Launches in Dubai
Cole Haan Makes Its Debut at Sole Dxb 2019 Showcasing Footwear Collaborations
Dubai Festival City Mall Visitors In for A Jolly Festive Season Like No Other in...
NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2017 graduate Alioune Fall named as 2021 Schwarzman Scholar
Emotional and highly dynamic: the design of the MINI John Cooper Works GP.
Dubai Cares' Volunteers bring hope to children in remote village in Senegal
Best Menswear Items
Customs World inks MoU with Indonesia to roll out World Logistics Passport
Statement Cardigans
DP World joins forces with Dubai Cares in giving a new facelift to Umm Al Qura S...
GROHE received the “Red Dot: Brand of the Year”
Reuben Kipyego and Vivian Kiplagat Win 2019 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon
Al Qemzi Claims Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Pole With Brilliant Surge
The Middle East Organic Market's Premiere Business Event Opens In Dubai
Set Up Stylish Outdoor Spaces with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor
Hyundai's all-new 2020 Sonata now available in the UAE
Truesteam™ Technology by Lg is Setting A New Standard for Hygiene
Team Abu Dhabi's F2 world champion rounds off brilliant campaign with historic w...
Air Cargo Peak Season off to Slow Start, Annual Demand down 3.5% in October
Information City concludes "Al Saada" initiative
1247 Media joins du to offer free unlimited WiFi UAE data to RTA taxi users
Annual DIAC Conference examines impact of UAE Arbitration Law
World Muslim Communities Council hosts first International Youth Forum in Abu Dhabi
Emiratis and expats set off to a two-week Camel Trek across the UAE desert
Love Your Skin Better with Sukin® Skincare
Pure Gold Jewellers opens new store in Nakheel Mall
Lewis Hamilton Tops Off Sixth World Title With Victory at Formula 1 Etihad Airwa...
EASA extends Part 145 certification of SriLankan Engineering
Abu Dhabi Airports awards retail spaces at Midfield Terminal to Lulu Group
Pre-school launches initiative encouraging children to stay hydrated
'Herman Miller and DIDI announce the winners of the ‘Ergo Chair - Student Design...
ENEC welcomes visit by senior Emiratis to headquarters in Abu Dhabi
3rd Saudi Maritime Congress announced for March 2020
Give a cat a loving home
Dubai Chamber-led advisory council outlines plans to boost economic competitiveness