Interior Design Trends in the UAE to be discussed at the Arabian International Home Show Dubai
Sustainability, technology influences, and holistic health considerations are some of the interior design trends in the Middle East to be discussed at the Design Studio, a 3-day certified professional design conference running from 8-10 March at the Conrad Hotel Dubai.
Speakers from the National Design Academy and the Association of Professional Interior Designers, as well as many other professionals of international acclaim, will share their views on what is driving local design purchases and what it takes to succeed locally as a designer.
"One trend everyone is talking about is sustainability and how that can be brought into the interior design field,” show director Daksha Patel from organizers Niche Ideas said. “We see that in our research with the leaders speaking at Design Studio, and also with our exhibitors.”
The Design Studio runs alongside the region’s only dedicated luxury home interiors exhibition, the Arabian International Home Show (AIHS), which opens in two weeks. More than 100 international brands from 20 countries will be participating at the event, positioning Dubai as a key destination for luxury interior design best practice and providing a valuable forum for regional developers and architects to view the latest ideas and technologies from around the globe.
Top speakers have come from as far as the UK, Slovakia, Lebanon and Italy to join Design Studio. It is a unique group of internationally and locally based talents, talking about what it takes to grow a design business. Part of what it takes is understanding overarching market drivers.
The local design field is fast maturing to meet the demand for design project management and create designs that take client lifestyles into account early in the planning. Design Studio at Arabian International Home Show will feature several sessions about how to best support the industry.
There is certainly a potential for great regional designers in the growing regional luxury residential market. Despite the drop in oil prices, the UAE features some of the fastest growing cities in the world, with growing GDP and consumer spending - expected to be 2.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts’ expectations. In the long-