INDEX and workspace exhibitors you should visit

This year marks INDEX International Design Exhibition’s 25th anniversary. The region’s largest event for the architect and design industry in the Middle East, INDEX is expecting to attract more than 800 exhibitors from over 40 countries.

Due to take place from 18-21 May 2015, INDEX will offer industry professionals unrivalled business and networking opportunities for buyers and sellers of residential interiors products and services.

At the moment, INDEX has already garnered more than 250 more exhibitors than its 2014 edition, as well as new country pavilions such as Saudi Arabia. Existing pavilions like Brazil, Czech Republic, Egypt, Italy and others, have too stepped up their participation efforts.


In addition to the INDEX fair, visitors will also have the chance to explore the workspace section, adjacent to the overall exhibition. Previously known as The Office Exhibition, workspace at INDEX is the largest commercial interiors fit-out and design exhibition in the Middle East. It is the premium showcase for high-end products and services that, especially when combined, offer ideal solutions for the modern and contemporary office space.

The product sectors at workspace at INDEX include commercial, educational, healthcare and technology. Additionally, with its 14th anniversary coming up, it has an estimated 140 exhibitors participating this year that originate from more than 20 countries.

INDEX itself will include a wide range of design sectors known as furnishings, artisan, furniture, contemporary collection, kitchen and bathroom, lighting, objects, outdoor living, retail, textiles as well as sleep.

Beyond the exhibitors, the show is hosting a number of design talks and trend tours.

Of which, Victoria Redshaw, Matteo Bianchi and George Foster will partake. While the schedule for the design talks is not yet live, those interested can revisit the website closer to the date of the event.

And once again, there will be the Majlis Competition, which is creating more and more buzz, with finalist positions aptly being sought after.

With so much going on during the four-day event, we took the time to speak with some exhibitors about what they’ll be presenting this year. Now it’s time for you to meet the INDEX and workspace exhibitors you should visit.


Tell us about your company?

SIMONSWERK, headquartered in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated hinges and hinge systems. For some 125 years SIMONSWERK stands for high-quality requirements, a constant innovative spirit and active customer retention.

SIMONSWERK brings movement into interiors. We ensure that doors open and close properly – with a holistic concept incorporating dynamics, balance, stability and aesthetic.

What are your best selling products?

Our best selling product brand is TECTUS, the completely concealed hinge system for residential and commercial doors, with 3D adjustment and maintenance free features. TECTUS is available in a large variety of finishes and can accommodate door weights from 40 kg up to 300 kg.

What projects have you been involved in?

Some of the most prestigious projects we were involved in are: Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE; Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Conventional Center, Doha, Qatar; International Center of Commerce, Hong Kong, China; Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia; and Airrail Center, Frankfurt, Germany.

What´s new at SIMONSWERK?

SIMONSWERK combines technological innovation with impressive aesthetics and a contemporary view of hinge systems and movement. With the strategic focus as a full-range provider, SIMONSWERK offers a wide product range of hinges and hinge systems for residential, commercial and entrance doors. Our products are invariably “Made in Germany”.

What are you exhibiting?

SIMONSWERK will focus on the product brand TECTUS. Besides the standard model versions, we will exhibit the special application versions TECTUS Energy for continuous energy transfer, TECTUS A8 for doors with claddings up to 8mm and TECTUS FVZ for recessed frame facings up to 14 mm.

Where do we find you?

Meet us at INDEX (Stand 2E30) or visit our website for more information:

Burlington® Technologies

Tell us about your company?

Burlington® Technologies, Inc.’s core business is woven textiles for both residential and contract markets. Its brands consist of Keystone, Se7en, Bentex, Verelli, & BMS. Keystone designs, manufactures and sells high-end boutique residential fabrics, primarily woven with natural fibres like cotton, linen and wool. Se7en’s woven designs provide value oriented textiles that focus on colour. Bentex offers a variety of contract and hospitality textiles for commercial and healthcare applications; and lastly, Verelli customises woven wallcovering for high traffic public space areas, such as hotel ballrooms and convention centers. BMS provides dyed yarn and preparation services for both its internal and external customers.

What are your best selling products?

Our best selling products include the natural linen looks (plain and sophisticated patterns) and fresh, colorful and decorative feature patterns that span from traditional to more updated and modern designs.

What are your recent projects?

Burlington® Technologies’ divisions have been involved in both major hotel chain restorations and new boutique hoteliers that feature our wallcovering, drapery and seating fabrics.

What’s new at Burlington® Technologies?

One newsworthy addition to our services is our patented “Ultimate Plus” finishing technique, which delivers sumptuous fabrics which are usually only found in residential projects. Now fabrics with Ultimate Plus are proving their worthiness in hotel environments with added wear and protection benefits. And of course, our newly established Dubai sales operation headed up by MENA fabric veteran Sam Rayess is very exciting.

What are you exhibiting?

Colourful residential woven textiles, including high-end boutique fabrics that are woven with natural fibres like cotton, linen and wool will be shown and available for sale.

Where do we find you?

Located in the Main Concourse, Stand # MC 21

HNI International

Tell us about your company?

HNI International has the unmatched ability to deliver smart, innovative, branded furniture solutions across the world. We offer unprecedented product selection, fulfillment through multiple distribution channels and superior results. In short, we deliver solutions that arethe best business fit for you. The HNI family consists of several brands including Allsteel, HON, HBF, Gunlocke, Maxon, BP Ergo and Lamex, giving us the industry’s broadest range of products that hit price points, function and style. We tune and tailor services to fit your specific needs and harness our broad perspective to help you innovate.

What are your best selling products?

We have seen increased growth across all of our brands especially within HON, this offers an affordable priced product without sacrificing quality or design. Last year we launched Further from Allsteel which was well received in the market and we have subsequently been specified on several projects across the Middle East.

What projects have you been involved in?

A few of our latest projects across the region are University of Dubai “New Campus”, Kuwait Oil Co., Kuwait National Petroleum Co, ADIB, PASI, Petro Gas, Aurecon, Hammed Medical Corporation, and Qatar Central Bank.

What’s new at HNI?

We are pleased to announce the opening our first Middle East office in Almas Tower in Dubai’s JLT. This will be our flagship regional resource centre supporting our client, distributors and the A&D community for the entire region. The Middle East is a key market for us and this strengthens our commitment as well as providing a great platform to display products and grow our business.

What are you exhibiting?

This year we will be showcasing several new Middle East exclusive products, such as Mimeo by Allsteel, which supports the changing workplace by enabling unrestricted movement and cross-functional Interaction throughout the day. We will also display Triscape by HBF, a casual seating collection with fluid lines and an elemental form inspired by natural growth patterns. Lastly, we’ll exhibit Flakes by HBF, a fresh, sophisticated interpretation of modernist lounge furniture.The Flakes collection offers lightly scaled chairs and occasional tables that create striking ensembles composed of graphic lines and elegant shapes.

Where do we find you?

Za’abeel 3 Strand: ZA201 HNI Middle East DMCC Almas Tower, Office 3A, JLT, Dubai, UAE


Tell us about your company?

Intermetal specialises in the design and manufacture of quality furniture. Our manufacturing facility is equipped with CNC bending and routing machines, robotised welding, powder coating and chrome plating lines, upholstery and includes a state-of-the-art joinery for woodworking.With the ability to monitor all areas of production, we guarantee quality and durability.

What are your best selling products?

Our modular workstations are multi-functional, flexible and make it easy for companies to grow and expand. With many options available, each collection is complemented with a wide range of executive desks, storage units and ergonomic seating options. The way we work is constantly changing and at Intermetal, we continue to explore new shapes, materials and manufacturing methods to create furniture that has the ability to evolve with your company.

What projects have you been involved in?

Intermetal has supplied office furniture to prestigious customers throughout the UAE and GCC via our wide distribution channels.

What’s new at Intermetal?

At Intermetal we listen to our customers and provide solutions to meet their requirements. Today with employees having more say in how they work, the traditional office isn’t the right fit for today’s mobile work style. With this in mind, we have created a new line of flexible and collaborative workstations and height adjustable desks.

What are you exhibiting?

We’re conscious of the complications that arise from being seated for extended periods of time, so this year we will be launching a new range of height adjustable tables for administration, collaboration and executive offices.

Where do we find you?

Intermetal Ltd. Dubai Investments Park 1 Dubai, UAE, PO Box 474039 Tel. +971 4 8841650 Fax. +971 4 8841934

Global Trade Furniture

Tell us about your company?

Global Trade Furniture (GTF), a division of Global Trade Business, is a leading International brand officially started its operations in Dubai, 2014. Our global exposure in three continents covering Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, positions us as a leading iconic furniture destination. With extensive experience in the furniture industry, GTF now intends to become one of the largest suppliers in the region.

What are your best selling products?

Since our inception in the UAE, we have noticed significant interest in products originating from Turkey as they match the quality, variety and price to the lifestyle standard in the UAE community. Also our latest edition of BRW, a renowned European brand where we are the exclusive representative in the MENA region, is now available in Dubai. We also have bedroom sets, children bedroom and TV sets available. The quality, style and prices are incredible.

What projects have you been involved in?

With the vision to provide furniture solutions to your project, our continuous analysis shows that there is a pristine need to segregate a department dedicated permanently to providing bespoke services with a blend of quality, quantity, price and value.

What’s new at Global Trade Furniture?

With our philosophy that connects people, product and possibilities, we recently established a department dedicated to interior designers and architects. From hospitality to commercial projects, we provide a one-stop solution where our experienced team works to deliver an innovative approach.

We also launched our online shop two months ago, and we are providing a myriad of products from our new best-selling BRW collection, and high-end furniture from Asia. You can learn more by visiting

What are you exhibiting?

We are not showcasing our products at the stand, but we will feature a video on our products and we will launch our first brochure for a special product.

Where do we find you?

5A16 Stand-(9 sqm) If you would like to learn more about Global Trade Furniture, here are our company details: Office: +971 4 5584638 Email: Web: 1704, Fortune Tower Cluster C, Jumeirah Lake Towers Dubai, UAE PO. Box: 634287


What are you exhibiting at Index?

We will be displaying our latest FEILER and House of Hackney collections. They comprise genuine chenille towels and chenille accessories such as interior mats, cushion covers, blankets, bathrobes and slippers, as well as a collection of baby towels, bibs and bathrobes. FEILER woven chenille is a 100% cotton tissue exclusively made by us.

Why is the Middle East such an important market to you?

Being a 100% German made brand for the luxury segment, the Middle East is a “natural” market for us. Due to our unique chenille weaving technique, our product designs can be quite colourful, distinguishing us from all terry towel brands around. Our “loaded” flower designs especially are extremely popular with the local population around the Gulf, Middle East and Asia.

What areas do you specialise in?

Our collections are built around such unique and colourful designs in order to provide a full interior decoration concept for a client’s bath and home.

What’s new at Feiler?

FEILER has just opened a 120m² flagship store in Ginza, Tokyo’s world famous luxury shopping district. After our 200m² Frankfurt store, this is our second flagship store and our 107th FEILER shop worldwide.

Parts of the collections launched in this store will also be shown at the Dubai INDEX and workspace exhibition coming up in May!

Where do we find you?

Hall 2, booth B36 Our office address is: Greimweg 4, 95691 Hohenberg, Eger, Germany +49 9233 77280

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