Style highlights at the industrial and interior design show
INDEX at the Dubai World Trade Centre is without doubt the key industrial and interior design show in the region. Taking place from November 8-11, this year they’re unveiling 20 design innovations that are leading the pack, many of which are available in Dubai. Here’s our pick of the bunch, but be warned – innovative design comes at a premium (although high street-inspired versions are likely to emerge by next year). The INDEX trade show is open to the public on November 10 from 4pm-9pm and November 11 from 11am-6pm. Tickets are Dhs50, available on the door. For info, see www.indexexhibition.com.
Bloom chair by Kenneth Cabonpue Filipino designer Cabonpue was inspired by the blossoming of a flower when designing this chair. Sculpted with hundreds of stitches radiating from the seat’s centre, this visually stunning piece is also a textural delight. Dhs6,550, available at Nakkash Gallery, Al Huda Building, Garhoud (04 282 6767).
Ciclotte exercise bike by Luca Schieppati This minimalist bike is like the Bang & Olufsen of exercise. It’s beautiful, but it also works really well, with a faithful wheel action and a touch-screen display. Dhs36,000, available at www.ciclotte.com.
Audrey stiletto-shaped mosaic bathtub Love it or hate it, you have to admire the audacity of this giant high-heel bath tub from Italy. From Dhs62,000, available at SICIS, Villa 12, Umm Al Sheif Street/Jumeirah Beach Road (04 395 3835).