Italian Luxury Interiors on home design opens in Dubai

Growing sector, Italy UAE's 2nd top trade partner in sector

20 November, 09:53

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    (ANSAmed) - DUBAI, NOVEMBER 19 - The Italian Luxury Interiors exhibition opened on Wednesday in Dubai. The event showcases 24 of Italy's top enterprises in the sector with a focus on furniture, lighting and decorations including textiles and mosaics. It was organized by the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE) under the auspices of the Italian embassy and in collaboration with the National Confederation of the Craft Sector and Small and Medium Enterprises (CNA) and Confartigianato, under the artistic supervision of Artez. Italy's ambassador to the UAE, Giorgio Starace, told ANSA that ''this show is the latest part of an 'offensive' that Italy is conducting, from the various industrial sectors - such as construction, against a backdrop of the Big 5 underway in Dubai, where Italy is the top nation with some 400 enterprises - to refined, high-class products of a limited edition if not one-of-a-kind offered by Italian Luxury Interiors.'' Reliability and quality of 'Made in Italy' goods has resulted in ''highly encouraging growth'' in the area, said Ambassador Starace, whose words are corroborated by ICE data. In lighting and furniture, noted the director of ICE's Dubai office, Ferdinando Fiore, ''Italy is the second top trade partner of the UAE, with exports totaling 200 million euros.'' The entire market of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the UAE and Oman - is very solid and boasts annual turnover of some 6.6 billion dollars. Top importer is the UAE, followed by Saudi Arabia. The event includes seminars on how Italian interior design combines tradition and innovation, in collaboration with the European Institute of Design in Rome. The two cycles of meetings cover the evolution of the concept of 'home' in Italy and will target architecture students at the American University of Dubai. (ANSAmed).

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