UAE: Italian state-of-the-art furnishings shine in Dubai

At third Italian Luxury Interiors exhibition, Nov. 11-14

12 November, 17:01

    (ANSAmed) - DUBAI, NOVEMBER 12 - State-of-the-art Italian decoration and furnishing craftsmanship are on display at the ongoing Italian Luxury Interiors exhibition, now it its third edition. The Italian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Giorgio Starace, inaugurated the luxury showcase yesterday along with Consul Giovanni Favilli and Italian Trade Commission (ICE) Director Ferdinando Fiore. Organized by ICE, the event showcases 34 designers of house linens, furniture, home decoration and accessories, marble and mosaics. ''The home furnishing market has regained altitude after the crisis, which hit Dubai in 2009'', Fiore told ANSAmed.

    ''Exports grew from 112 million euros in 2010 to 137 million euros in 2012'', he added. ''The trend continues positive in 2013, with a 38% increase in the first half of the year''.

    In a linear, elegant setting, the exhibitors have brought the Dubai public refined bed linens in all their textile and decorative conjugations, candles as works of art, and the never banal design of every single complement - from chairs to couches, from lamps to beds and bookcases. The ancient mastery of mosaics, marbles, glass and leather joins forces with other exclusive materials, such as metals from Turin and lava and terracotta from Etna.

    ''These objects and concepts not only arouse immense interest, they also arouse emotions - something that goes beyond their immediate function to their intrinsic beauty and esthetics'', Starace commented.

    The exhibition can be visited at Dubai's five-star resort of Madinat Jumeirah, through November 14. (ANSAmed).

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