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Interiors UAE is a feast for the eyes

We check out what's on the agenda at Interiors UAE, the inspirational Abu Dhabi design event being held this month

By Annie Cudmore, Editor, InsideOut
Added 00:00 | May 1, 2011
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    This corset armchair by Munna features a moulded design and frame that's slim and elegant.

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    The lyrical scrollwork of a wrought-iron stairway and balcony railing provides a focal point for this room by Perla Lichi.

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    Dining room from Casa Prestige.

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    Paradiso, a hand-painted, hand-embroidered silk chinoiserie wallpaper from Fromenta.

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    Attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship mark some of Handel Art’s award-winning work, including this luxury railings project.

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    Sculptural light installation created by Sharon Marston in Jordan.

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This year's Interiors UAE show, to be held at Adnec, Abu Dhabi from May 9 to 11, promises a cornucopia of design ideas to inspire all who visit. Showcasing the best in international and local design from the world's leading interior and furniture exhibitions, companies, architects and designers, Interiors UAE 2011 will be a fascinating and enthralling must-visit event for anyone interested in the world of interiors and architecture. 

The show will feature some of the industry's top international and UAE-based brands which will be showing their latest collections and design projects. Participants from the UAE will include Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery, renowned for (amongst other things!) unique and stunning chandeliers; Final Fix Interiors, designers of the glamorous interiors of yachts, palaces and villas in the UAE and beyond and Casa Prestige, whose stunning designs have graced homes in Emirates Hills and Al Warqaa. 

On the international front, visitors will be able to feast their eyes on exquisite sculptural light installations created by Sharon Marston, whose studio has won international acclaim for its breathtaking range of chandeliers, vibrant backdrops and luxurious room dividers as well as for its pioneering use of fibre-optic technology in bespoke lighting. Internationally renowned Louise Bradley, whose fine furniture collection and exclusive accessories are created using luxury fabrics and unusual finishes, will also be showcasing her work. 

The show will be the venue for the launch of the eco-friendly World Collection from Swedish brand Kährs, consisting of wood flooring from sustainable sources in a choice of copper/red wine and rich burnt orange/topaz tones. 

Exhibition visitors will have a chance to preview some of the world's best handmade carpets by Veedon Fleece, adored by A-list celebrities such as Madonna and Robert de Niro. Also present will be high-end contemporary rug and carpet suppliers, The Old Foundry from the UK, while Urban Mint will be displaying its unusual bespoke and contemporary furniture pieces. 

"Unlike other shows in the region, Interiors UAE's exhibitors are high-end brands servicing the luxury market sector and fit the profile of visitors expected to attend the show," says Tony Crinion, event director at UBM Built Environment, organisers of the exhibition. 

Another inspiring highlight of the show will be a display of winning luxury designs from the European Hotel Design Awards, and displays of the latest products from i-Salone Milan exhibition, Maison et Objet Paris, Interiors UK, IMM Cologne and Stockholm Furniture Fair. "This important section of Interiors UAE includes design innovations from Europe's leading trade interiors events - a collection of products tipped by some of the world's most respected design gurus to become trendsetters for the interior design business," says Crinion. 

Through the Student Design Challenge, the organisers hope to discover emerging design talent in the UAE - those stars who will be the design leaders of the future. The winner, who will be given a six-month high-profile, industry-based internship, will have the opportunity to showcase his winning work at Interiors UAE, demonstrating his talent to top designers, architects and international and local design gurus. 

If you have even the slightest interest in interiors and design, this is the show to head to. The InsideOut editorial team will be there to meet our readers, so come on down!

Interiors UAE May 9 to 11, Adnec, Abu Dhabi, www.interiorsuae.com

By Annie Cudmore, Editor, InsideOut

By Annie Cudmore, Editor, InsideOut