Canadian Global Group and Allseating, designers of office furniture and seating, are first time exhibitors at The Office Show this year along with British manufacturers Loft, JDD and Bisley.
The show will also see UAE suppliers including Mobili Emirates Furniture, United Furniture and Ritmo Furniture with the “Doimo Office” range.
“This year’s show promises to be yet another exciting showcase of excellent design and offers fantastic opportunities for knowledge exchange and networking,” said David Wilson, event director, The Office Exhibition.
With GCC interior design spend forecast to reach US$56 billion in 2012, according to Ventures Middle East, the 11th edition of the show will focus on furnishings to coincide with the growth in healthcare and education projects across the Middle East.
Loft, manufacturer of 20th century British furniture designer Robin Day, will be exhibiting with its UAE distributor Human Space, to bring back the classic “1973 Polo chair”. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, the Polo chair has remained a popular choice for healthcare and education spaces due to its bright colour palette, strong exterior and easy-to-clean surface.
Allseating is targeting the healthcare and education sectors with its award-winning stacking chair “Tuck.” Designed by Todd Yetman, “Tuck” features subtle curves in the seat and back for ergonomic support. The chair recently won the “2011 Good Design Award” from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
For corporate environments, JDD will launch the “Polly” range for casual brainstorming or breakout sessions, while “Norah” and “Georgia” are individual seating.
Returning to the show for the first time since 2007, Japanese design house and manufacturer, Okamura will launch its “Luce” chair and “Alzata Spine System.” Making its regional debut and winner of the “2011 Good Design Award” from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization, “Luce” is a multipurpose ergonomic chair designed for active work settings.
The Office Exhibition 2012 is held at Dubai World Trade Centre from May 15-17.