The UK in Dubai: Who’s who at INDEX/ Surface/ Workspace

INDEX Design Series / Surface / Workspace is the largest and longest running collection of interior, design and trend exhibitions in the Middle East.

Held at the Dubai World Trade Center from 26-29th March, the shows will present a rich and varied array of innovative, original and creative products and solutions for residential, retail, hospitality, educational, commercial, healthcare properties. Over 20 UK interiors and design companies will be exhibiting at the show facilitated by BCFA with support from the UK Department of International Trade.

Larson-Juhl UKArqadia touchwood-room web

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Larson-Juhl UK is Britain’s leading framing supplier, offering the most comprehensive range of products in the market.  With an unparalleled choice of over 3,000 beautiful mouldings, more than 100 readymade frames, over 200 mountboard colours, plus a vast selection of glazing products, accessories, conservation framing and storage items, we offer a solution for every framing requirement. Larson-Juhl UK is showcasing a few examples of mouldings from its latest ranges including Touchwood and Eiffel, both of which are proving incredibly popular with the British and export market. At Larson-Juhl UK, we are perfectly placed to meet all your framing needs.

BrickslipsBrickslips Kiehls-Albany NZ - Docklands web

Stand 5C240 

 Established in 2002 with the ambition of making brick slips more commercially available. Through constant re-investment and innovation our company has risen to become the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of real clay brick slips. At the Index Surface show we will be showcasing a full range of real clay, UK manufactured brick slips. Our expert team will be on hand at the show, meeting new prospective clients as well as offering their experience and technical advice.

Boss DesignBoss

Stand 7D331

For the first time, Boss will be displaying an impressive line-up of its award-winning commercial furniture at Index Workspace Taking centre stage will be ATOM – the company’s new and revolutionary furniture collection designed by leading British furniture designer Simon Pengelly. An extensive system consisting of modularized seating, tables, desks and screens, ATOM is the most versatile furniture collection on the market – a single family of products capable of furnishing an entire workplace. Developed to bring harmony to the workplace, ATOM fully supports emerging patterns of working and fosters wellbeing in the workplace.

Elstead LightingElstead sun king lifestyle

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With over 300 new models introduced during the autumn of 2017, Elstead have a great selection to display. There are some great new table lamps, many finished in luxurious gold or silver leaf. A great selection of IP44 bathroom lights for above the mirror or ambient wall lights, plus many decorative exterior lanterns for the great outdoors. For the living spaces look out for the beautiful Sabina collection and great cluster Fulton pendants from Hinkley and the Kenney, Oberlin and Dewitt ranges from Feiss. There are some fabulous new kitchen pendants including Cobson, Hobson and Baskin; hopefully something to suit all interior styles.

Environment EuropeEnvironmental Art STANISLAV_SHMELEV_2017_MAGICAL_REALISM5 web

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Are exhibiting evocative environmental landscapes by Dr Stanislav Shmelev, an award winning British photographer, painter, environmentalist and founder and CEO of Environment Europe. INDEX will feature his fine art photographs inspired by Brazil, Colombia, Malaysia, UK, France and the countries of the Mediterranean and focused on nature protection and sensitive ecosystems that will bring life to any contemporary interior design solution. Formerly a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, Senior Researcher at the Oxford University, and Visiting Professor at Universities of Geneva, Paris, Versailles, Colombia and Kazakhstan, Stanislav devotes all his energy to the promotion of sustainability ideas both through the language of art and of science.

Foliages / Tree-Locate (Europe) LtdFoiliages Index web

Stand SS2D129

Since 1996, Tree-Locate – Foliages have supplied high-quality artificial trees, foliage, plants, and flowers to the world’s architectural and landscape designers.  Our products are featured décor in many top international airports, hotels, night clubs, resorts, and shopping malls, and are retailed globally by event organisers, florists, garden centres and multi-national retail chains. We offer FIRESILX® inherently flame retardant products across all ranges, meeting British and international standards for internal applications, and UVSILX® UV resistant products for use outdoors, in atriums, conservatories, and near windows. Our renowned bespoke and “build-to-plan” ranges of topiary and preserved natural trunk trees have been supplemented with the addition of facilities to rival any film production company’s set-building and special finishes department.

Gold Hart (Scotland) Ltd Gold Hart web

Stand ArB240

Gold Hart luxury scented candles capture a journey through the wild, yet romantic habitat of Scotland. Specially selected fragrances, together with carefully blended materials are combined and hand poured in the heart of Scotland to create a collection of unique scented candles.

We aim to evoke a nostalgic journey reminiscent of the rich, distinctive, foraged nature of the Scottish wilds contrasting with the fresh, clean, delicate fragrances of the shoreline.

Our fragrance collection consists of five scents, all emulating the Gold Hart philosophy of the highest quality, luxury product.

Haute DecoIMG_8152_HauteDecoStand_Cropped web

Stand SS2E125

Reinventing luxury decorative hardware since 1994, Haute Déco is an independent British brand specialising exclusively in haute-couture handles to complement contemporary aesthetics.

Best described as door jewellery, our handles bear the mark of true luxury, a “beauty from within” that is hard to define but easy to recognize. Haute Déco believes in manufacturing exceedingly well made, timeless handles that stand the test of time, made with integrity in our atelier in the English countryside. A light version of our London showroom, our stand at Index showcases the best of our handles, illustrating how to combine them on doors and furniture.

Haviland DesignsHaviland Designs web

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 We are showing our unique range of “Alhambra Plaques”. These are exact scale models, originally hand-carved in the 19th Century, of doorways at the Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain. We have produced a range of exact reproductions in a number of finishes including faux-ivory (as shown), bronze verdigris, copper verdigris, antique plaster and oxidised iron. They are exquisitely carved in the Islamic style. They are ideal as artwork in both private residences and hotels or as corporate gifts.

John Green DesignsJohn Green Otis Stool - Oak - JohnGreen (4) web

Stand VD18

“The John Green brand represents the best of young British design talent and places a strong emphasis on quality of materials and production techniques.” John Green will be showcasing his latest products, the ‘OTIS’ collection. This slowly expanding range is a showcase of minimalist design elements and a quality palette of materials resulting in a modern yet timeless seating collection. The collection brings with it a spectrum of customisable colour ways with upholstery options that allow the client to fine tune their purchase and create the perfect room set.

Liqui ContractsLiqui Group Tub Chair studio small coffee table web

Stand VD35

Liqui are both British furniture and lighting designers as well as contract manufacturer’s whose products are designed with longevity in mind, so that they are sustainable as well as beautiful and stylish. The design for every piece is undertaken at our in-house design studio/workshop and made in Britain with care and acute attention to detail. We have chosen to exhibit a selection of handcrafted, high-quality pieces of furniture and lighting that we feel represent our process-led approach, enabling us to evaluate how something will be manufactured and which particular materials would suit the individual piece best.

Mineheart / Young & BattagliaMIneheart King Edison Gold Wall Lamp web

Stand ArF229

Mineheart will be launching a whole new range of extravagant designs. From lighting and wall art, to rugs and wallpaper, anything is possible! We will be adding to our most loved ‘King Edison’ collection, as well as bringing in some brand new ideas from our designers, Young & Battaglia.




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National Design Academy

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 The National Design Academy is the only institution to offer TRULY flexible, online, fully accredited Interior Design courses. From Diploma to Master’s Degree level, our Interior Design, Retail Design, Heritage Design and Design For Outdoor Living courses are designed to let you study from the comfort of your own home. Accredited: Nationally and internationally recognised qualifications Flexible: No terms or semesters; choose your own start date and work anytime around existing work and family commitments. Online: Study from anywhere in the world. Affordable: Subsidised low fees, payment plans and scholarships. Trusted: 30 years’ experience and 30,000 alumni from 80 countries. Supported: Tutor support, online, email, Skype and phone. Enrol online today and Design Your Future!

Nigel Fenwick DesignsNigel Fenwick Designs (3)

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‘The Jewel’ Petrified Wood Bath has been sourced and crafted by NIGEL FENWICK, a British designer with over thirty years’ experience of working with rare, functional and beautiful works of art, who has sourced objects and interiors for some of the most extravagant, exclusive and luxurious retreats in the world. The unique bathtub has been carefully and fastidiously crafted from a 14-tonne piece of petrified wood, around 180 million years old and one of the rarest and most beautiful raw materials in the world and believed to have incredible therapeutic and healing properties, even having the power to extend your life. Over 18 months of precision milling and hand-polishing, taking care not to cut too far into the stone, which would see the wood splinter into thousands of pieces and destroy our raw material, were rewarded, as we slowly witnessed the spectacular bathtub emerge from its gemstone shell.

Reddiplex LtdReddiplex _1200x630_002

Stand 7D321 

Our stand features two fully glazed internal glass partitions showcasing our G2G® glass to glass dry joints, demonstrating the flexibility G2G® offers when building frameless glass partitions for modern commercial interiors. G2G® glass to glass dry joints are compatible with commercially available glass and aluminium systems, offering countless advantages over alternative jointing systems such as silicone sealant including a quick and easy installation, less waste and most importantly, less time on-site. Whether a modest fit out project or something far more ambitious, the professional finish of G2G® glass to glass dry joints ensure perfect clarity and a high level finish.

Shore WorksSHORE_Iris web

Stand SS2E129

SHORE is a wellness-focused lifestyle and design brand pioneering the field of ergonomic rugs. Our signature product, Shore Rugs™, engender wellbeing through a uniquely luxurious experience of health, comfort, and artisanal craft. Synchronizing rigorous material research with an innovative craft approach, we create highly sophisticated products of surprising beauty and usefulness that are equally at home in high-end interiors, on poolside decks, and in offices and workspaces. We believe that the spaces we occupy and the objects we own should be more than just beautiful and well made, they should aid us in becoming our best selves

The Duvet and Pillow companyDuvet & Pillow logo web

Stand 4B181 

With over 30 years of experience, The Duvet Pillow Company have been renowned within the British textile industry and emerged as a key supplier and leading manufacturer of bedding products. Throughout this period they have maintained their focus on the core elements of the business. This has enabled them to not only keep pace, but also to be at the leading edge of client’s requirements for a variety of products, without jeopardizing their ability to respond quickly on production and delivery. The product range includes all types of man-made fibre-filled and natural filled duvets, pillows, bedspreads, mattress protection and mattress toppers.

Ventique LondonVentique Milky Way Table web

Stand ArG220          

 Ventique is a London based gallery focusing on sculptural, functional pieces of art. Set in the heart of Chelsea, designers flock to Ventique to seek and commission unique artworks, sure to find pieces that can give any interior the finishing touch. The artist Matt Marga has created exclusive pieces for the gallery, mastering a sophisticated use of crystal and metal to design breath-taking yet practical objects. Inspired by the constellations, the Galassia collection was created using the finest gold foiled crystals, melted into a bronze-hued bed of glass. Soft shimmering refraction from the crystals, coupled with the warm toned glass, give a stunning but delicate appeal to the surroundings. The Milky Way table uses this technique to produce a mesmerizing surface, allowing the beholder to simply drift away into another realm.

 Wonderbold LtdWonderbold exhiReg33008554c809714426892f16e8b4aee73fa_LadybugFront

Stand Arf225

WonderBold is the new brand of wonderfully bold and exclusive home furnishings. The collection with strong and provocative style is unique in its kind. Always on the border between poetic and minimal style, Wonderbold offers a daring and brave point of view of design.





About Alys Bryan

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