The 31st edition of Index tradefairs, one of India’s largest B2B events on interiors, architecture and design was held in Mumbai from May 1-4 2019. The fair consisted focused pavilions, namely, IFFA pavilion, comprising furniture, furnishings and artefacts, kitchen and appliance pavilion, office pavilion, displaying office workstations, chairs and accessories. Other highlights included lighting pavilion, interfurn with furniture hardware, fittings, architectural hardware, woodworking machinery and tools, ceramic pavilion and Index Innomat – a newly introduced pavilion exhibiting the latest range of materials used in architecture and interiors such as glass, paints, stones, laminates, floorings, plywood and other newly evolving materials.
Besides these pavilions, the event also had design installations and business lounges designed by eminent architects and interior designers, and a specially-curated pavilion showcasing works of art, paintings and sculptures.
This edition, some of the themes included ‘creating green urban spaces’, ‘design conversations’, ‘value of arts and traditions in 21st century interiors’ and ‘exploration variable materials in a modern interior design’ addressed by some of the most distinguished architects and designers from India and overseas.
Index tradefairs 2019 covered a gross area of over 400,000 sq. ft., with over 500 participants promoting over 3,000 brands. In addition to well-known brands from India, internationally acclaimed brands from Italy, Germany, Turkey, Spain, Romania and other European countries along with Canada, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and other Asian countries also graced the event. The robust participation drew nearly 45,000 professional and trade visitors from all over India and the overseas.
The brands that graced the event included Futuristic, Divine, Bharat Furniture, Qedo, Vlite, Kenny office, Red Oak, Prestige, Anupam, Makwana, Hindware, Evok, Karcher, Glen, AKS, Primitive, Woods India, The Artist, JP Productions, Aristo, Darsh, Brassberry, Dapatical Global, Ethnic Clocks, HVT, Green Décor, Interiors & More, Craft Creations, Royal Trading, Space Inn, Mebel Impex, Sarawak, Meblohand, Nokta, De Rucci, Canadian wood, Luxora, Divine, Springlife.
Additionally, the expo also witnessed the presence of Arka Design, Artcraft, Florid Décor, Algaari Furniture, Pitara, Malik Designs, Varam, Russet, Urban Carnival, Svarochi, Florid Décor, Energy Innovations (vora), Innoplix, ZiLite, Polycoat (Singapore), DS Interio, De Stizal, Charms Classic, Orbit, Indway, Jainnox, MCM, Technova Imaging, Padma Traders, Lokx, Otro, Good Made, Peredium, platinum hardware, Aquarium, Omni, Lemi, Steelberry, Slimline, Zobex, Fergusson, Glitorium, Fab product, Callisto, Sanvi, Richies.
Rakesh Agrawal, Managing Director, Elegant Marbles & Grani Industries Ltd, Mumbai, says “As lifestyles improve, the aesthetic sense of consumers also improves correspondingly, and that has a direct bearing on the demand for materials like ceramic tiles.”
The architecture and design exhibition plays a pivotal role in bringing together international and domestic companies involved in manufacturing and distributing architectural materials. A large section is devoted to displays of a range of steel, glass, tiles, plywood, laminates, veneers, floorings, bath fittings, tiles, marbles, granite, stones, paints and adhesives, wallpapers, wall coverings, building materials, and various other architecture materials. For finding new and innovative materials, architects, builders, interior designers and the trade fraternity, Index Fair is the hub.