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INDEX: Designers turning to fish skin, rice and nuts in quest for sustainability
HOW DESIGNERS ARE TURNING TO FISH SKIN, RICE AND NUTS IN THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Pictured: The likes of discarded fish skin, peanut shells and rice husks could soon line the staple features of your home.
03/05/17 – DUBAI, UAE: How would you feel knowing your sofa was once someone’s left-over dinner?
As unusual as it may sound, the likes of discarded fish skin, peanut shells and rice husks could soon line the staple features of your home.
In the ongoing quest for sustainability, interior product designers are turning to a pool of bizarre new materials in a bid to help lower the environmental impact of their work and introduce interesting new textures and styles to the design world.
According to Victoria Redshaw (below) of trend forecasters Scarlet Opus, interior product designers are turning to unusual materials in a bid to help lower the environmental impact of their work and introduce interesting new textures and styles to the design world:
Fish skin leather, for example, is now finding uses in upholstery, furniture and across accessories – such as on cushions. Rice and nuts can be found as base structure materials, while fabrics discarded from the fashion world are used to insulate, and waste magazines are becoming wall coverings.
With their alternative feel and cheaper cost, the materials are now superseding the more traditional for many designers.
This month’s INDEX Design Series – the UAE’s biggest interior design exhibition – is exploring the theme Design for the Senses. UK-based trend forecasters Scarlet Opus are inviting visitors to the show to experience both their Trends Hub and Trend Tour, which will look at the many different materials finding their way into the wider design domain.
Victoria Redshaw, lead futurist at Scarlet Opus, explained: “As consumer desire grows for makers to be more responsible about the materials they use, their production processes and how they address waste in getting products to market, designers are getting ever more creative and innovative in their search for eco-friendly materials.
“Sometimes the use of unexpected materials comes from a serendipitous event, but mostly it’s through the efforts of niche-designers, younger creatives with a passion to design in sustainable ways and find waste by-product of the food industry.
“Fish skin leather has been used for some time in fashion, but is now finding its way into the hands of very good designers in the interiors world. This is because the raw material is much more readily available to them and is using what is otherwise mostly waste. Using them not only helps to reduce waste material disposal around the world – which in many countries is very expensive – it also avoids the need to ‘manufacture’ new materials or cause the partial use of yet more natural resources.”
The INDEX Trends Hub will showcase eight products from around the world that have been designed and manufactured to achieve 100% sustainability. Those include a salmon-skin drum table made, a pasta bowl made out of one million year-old slate, and a pair of sunglasses devised from shrub-plants.
INDEX director Samantha Kane-Macdonald said: “Our Trends Hub and Trend Tour will really open people’s eyes to the changing of the guard in traditional material use. INDEX prides itself on looking to the future of design and – although it may sound outlandish – foodstuffs are now crossing into the textural and architectural sides of design and having a genuine impact.
Not only does this present major environmental and financial benefits, but exciting new opportunities for design too.”
With more high-end exhibitors amongst the show floors’ 800 stands than ever before, the INDEX Design Series is promising a style experience like no other in 2017. The four-day show – running May 22-25 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, alongside Middle East Covering and workspace – will explore Design for the Senses; furniture, furnishings and décor that not only stimulate visually, but trigger a sensory feast, bringing design to life.
The show, this year set in a lush forest environment, will welcome many of the world’s most exclusive home brands and is promising to be the design event of the season.
London style icon Henry Holland and former British Designer of the Year Bethan Gray will take part in four days of engaging Design Talks, sponsored by OFIS. Jo Hamilton, widely regarded as the UK’s leading high-end interior designer, will also feature, offering direct advice on how to create the perfect interior and on hand to meet and discuss design with interested parties.
Harrods Interiors will welcome the show’s leading visitors into a stunning VIP Oasis in the heart of the exhibition.
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INDEX Design Series Dubai 2017
INDEX Design Series: Dubai’s biggest interior design show
INDEX PROMISES A WALK ON THE WILDSIDE WITH FOREST REVAMP FOR 2017
Built around a rainforest theme, INDEX 2017 is promising Design for the Senses. London style icon Henry Holland (left) and Welsh award-winning luxury guru Bethan Gray (second left) will take part in exclusive In Conversation seminars during the May show. Jo Hamilton (middle) – widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading interior designers and a respected public speaker, writer and broadcaster – will head-up our Design Talks. Harrods Interiors, led by Letitia Taylor (second right) will design an exclusive VIP Oasis
Dubai’s biggest interior design show is heading to the jungle!
The team behind the hugely-popular INDEX Design Series, officially launched for 2017 last night, has revealed scintillating plans for an all-sense tingling, spellbinding exhibition that promises to take visitors deep into the heart of the forest.
Bristling with fully-immersive feature experiences allowing guests to see, hear, feel, smell and even taste their way around the show, the 27th edition of INDEX will focus on Design for the Senses, and aims to offer interior designers, architects and procurers the ultimate creative platform on which to network and source some of the finest furniture and décor found anywhere in the world.
A pride of big name celebrity designers are set to be found prowling deep in the INDEX jungle too. London style icon Henry Holland and Welsh award-winning luxury guru Bethan Gray will lead the pack, taking part in their own exclusive In Conversation seminars. Jo Hamilton – widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading interior designers and a respected public speaker, writer and broadcaster – will head-up the four-day festival’s Design Talks.
Harrods Interiors – born from the world’s most exclusive department store – will supply unrivalled luxury when they mark their first venture into the UAE with a five-star VIP Oasis set in the heart of the enormous exhibition, which is this year officially endorsed by the Dubai Design & Fashion Council.
And on top of all of that, the trade show – responsible for generating $5.5billion in business in 2016 – will open its doors to consumers for the first time, hosting a dedicated night for members of the public to peruse the more than 800 expected exhibitor stands.
Samantha Kane Macdonald, event director at INDEX, said: “What we all love about design is how truly organic it is; it’s always changing, developing, growing, improving. That’s why it remains our passion, as there’s always something new.
“No place mirrors that better than the forest, where the most incredible colours, sounds, textures, smells and tastes combine to create this living, breathing organism that encapsulates everything designers aim to achieve. That’s what we want to achieve with our Design for the Senses theme at this year’s INDEX; an interiors environment that stimulates designers into working with new materials and in new ways – pushing the design cycle on again.
“For me, finding that new ‘new’ is just so exciting. Exploring INDEX 2017 I’ve no doubt we’ll uncover it.”
The 2017 INDEX Design Series will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre between May 22nd and 25th. Last year, the show – which is organised by dmg events and runs alongside Workspace and Middle East Stone and Middle East Covering – attracted more than 34,000 designers, retailers and high net-worth individuals from over 100 countries.
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INDEX Design Series
INDEX Design Series is the largest and longest running collection of interior, design and trend exhibitions in the Middle East. Established in 1990, INDEX Design Series, organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa are 8 focused events that present a rich and varied array of innovative, original and creative products and solutions for residential, retail, hospitality, educational, commercial, healthcare properties. Comprised of the following focused sectors, the INDEX Design Series, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai is an interiors experience like no-other in the region:
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Textiles at INDEX
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INDEX Design Series is hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 27th edition will take place from 22 – 25 May, 2017. For more information please visit, indexdesignseries.com
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An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg events produces market-leading exhibitions and conferences for the global energy, construction, coatings, hospitality and interior design industries.
As a leading supplier of face-to-face business information, with a customer-centric focus that localizes operations and relationships, our objectives are to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant consumers to create vibrant marketplaces across multiple event platforms and communities.
dmg events is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) an international portfolio of information, media and events businesses listed on the London stock exchange.
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Founded in 1989, dmg events has operated in the Middle East since 1995 and owns many leading brands including The Big 5 portfolio of construction events, INDEX – the Middle East’s largest event for the interior design industry and The Hotel Show, the longest running and most important event for the hospitality industry.
Headquartered in Dubai, UAE and with satellite offices in India, South Africa and the UK, dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa organizes over 45 events across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. The events attract more than 250,000 customers every year and provide opportunities for trade professionals to do business, network and learn. For more information visit www.dmgeventsme.com
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The company employs more than 10,000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. DMGT supplies high-value information to the insurance, property, energy, education and finance sectors, operates highly successful events and attracts a growing, global audience to its media activities.
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DMGT aims to provide the highest quality information, insight and services to attractive growth markets in innovative ways, building on a track record of earnings and dividend growth. For more information visit www.dmgt.com
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