When building a residence, designers can’t get themselves off to a much better start than quality foundations, whether that’s beautiful flooring, a thoughtful colour palette, or a host of surfaces that do more than act as wallcoverings or cupboard doors, but that help give an abode its personality. By selecting strong surface designs that have integrity and that are also carefully curated for your space, your interiors will subtly hit the right notes before you’ve laid any other piece of furniture in place.

AnYahh Art Gallery

Luckily for UAE interiors buffs, Danube Building Materials has just brought a slew of original, cleverly designed surface collections, under the umbrella of Nouveau Surfaces, to the region, courtesy of four popular European brands: Arpa, Evola, Viaggio and MyWoodWall.    

With an eclectic and impressive range of products hailing from Italy, Belgium and Germany, European style combined with an innovative launch on the 19th of February themed around each surface’s potential to transcend its function and become a work of art in itself. Hosted as an exhibition in Dubai’s AnYahh Art Gallery the surfaces were displayed with true inventiveness, from framed collages of samples to wall-mounted panels complemented by graphic prints.

The products themselves, including melamine-faced chip boards, decorative laminates and DIY wooden wall panels, showcased a number of key trends that are growing in popularity across the interiors industry. Geometric shapes, mixing material effects like concrete and wood, a focus on industrial style and a preference for distressed-look products were all highlighted in the range.

Swamy Kannappan, Valentina Setta, Rizwan Sajan, Madhusudhan Rao Tumpudi

With a series of illustrious guests in attendance, including Danube Group founder and chairman Rizwan Sajan and Valentina Setta, Consul General of the Italian Consulate in Dubai, the launch signposted what Rizwan described as an ongoing demand for revolutionary moves in the industry during the run up to Expo 2020.

Celebrating the diversity and creative potential of decorative surfaces, the launch of Nouveau Surfaces introduces an exciting new range to the region.

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