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 3099 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
Get Festive Ready With Prestige Cosmetics Holiday Collection
VINOPURE Purifying Gel Cleanser
Harmesh Jewellery National Day Collection
Maserati's innovation on board the Multi 70 trimaran: the technical partnership ...
Research by Lipton Finds That One in Three 18-34 Year Olds Feel Lonely And Revea...
Gennaro Esposito Receives “Michelin Chef Mentor 2020” Prize
Sunny Leone unveils the cover page of Filmfare magazine's December issue
PACE to Space
TAG Heuer launches 2 new timepieces in honor of Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna
The Luxury Closet's Commitment to a More Sustainable Fashion Future to Change th...
With a mission to make water available everywhere, S4SUN by DAB makes its debut ...
‘Artistry' - Branded Jewellery show at Malabar Gold & Diamonds' outlets in Bur D...
Ports Customs and Free Zone Corporation celebrates the 48th National Day
Corum Golden Bridge Round 43 Art Deco
Travel Diaries - ECCO Shoes and Accessories
Kate Spade New York - Holiday 2019 Collection - December Edit
J.D. Power announces 2019 UAE Sales Satisfaction Index
Expo 2020, infrastructure projects driving growth of Dubai's construction sector
Arabic version of Zoho Creator launched to help businesses create custom applications
Master Chronometer: Raising Standards
Life-changing Raffles Announced for 25th Edition of Dubai Shopping Festival
Huge White Friday Deals Coming to Dubai Festival City Mall
Union Coop Pays Tribute to the Martyrs on Commemoration Day'
Formula 1 meets Virgin Hyperloop One: California-based Developer to Showcase Pas...
Indulge in New flavours sprinkled With A Dash of Bollywood & Nostalgia at Hitchki
Dubai Health Authority wins several local, regional and international awards.
Al Dhafra residents learn about nuclear energy and Barakah plant progress at ENE...
Cisco Advances Solutions to Simplify Cybersecurity Processes in Saudi Arabia
Trading Enterprises announces the arrival of the new S60 premium sports sedan i...
Kids Eat for Free This National Day Weekend at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Emirates Post issues commemorative stamps to celebrate the UAE 48th National Day
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Launches the 2nd Edition of Al...
Dubai Festival City Mall Predicts Biggest Celebration of UAE National Day Yet
Luxury Wedding Gifts from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor'
Robinsons celebrates UAE National Day with leading Emirati brands and a host of ...
Revive Your Haute Couture Collections with Champion Cleaners VIP Couture Cleanin...
du Launches The UAE's First Unlimited Postpaid Power Plan with Unlimited Everyth...
ENEC Releases 'Tasamoh' a Rehabilitated Green Turtle and organizes Beach Cleanu...
Zambian President affirms commitment to bolster UAE ties
Dunecrest American School Celebrates the UAE National Day
Chloé's Iconic “Carlina” Sunglasses In a Precious New Interpretation
China Homelife the Largest China Sourcing Platform Set to Showcase a Wide Variet...
Gulf Medical University Provides 220 Healthcare Professionals to the Healthcare ...
Spice Up with Shades of Brown from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor
MG Motor launches its first electric vehicle for the Middle East at the 5th Int...
Italy breaks ground for its Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai Cares delegation visits Vietnam to launch a three-year program that addres...
UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry launches Emirates Nuclear Technology Center ...
Celebrate the 48th UAE National Day at Dalma Mall
Innovative Solutions in Construction Industry are Key to District Cooling Energy...