This fair was organized between Sept 29, 2011- Oct 2011 by Universal Expositions Limited at MMRDA Exhibition Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra (India). INDEX FURNITURE is the best place to check out the latest designs & trends from the furniture design countries of the world. Last year, the show attracted over 25, 591 visitors which show the huge success of the fair.
50 interior designing students of IIFT Surat accompanied by 2 faculties went at INDEX MUMBAI on 29th Sept by morning train and reached there by 12 noon. We were given trade visitors ID card there was a very tight security and huge visitors were already in the queue. After receiving the ID card we went inside the exhibition. The other visitors were Architects, Interior Designers, Builders, Project Managers, Corporate, Consultants, Business visitors, etc.
There were 6 huge domes from A to F accompanied by cafeterias in every dome. There were around 250 companies product showcases. It was impossible to visit all since we had a only 4 hours of time but still we tried to capture the maximum. Leading companies who showcased their products were ODELIC JAPAN,STYLEON, LAXMI INTERIORS, STEM, FEA, GRECO, CALMA, ALNO, GOLDEAFLING STUDIO, TOPMOST, TAILOR HOME, KALA KRITI, ANKUR, RIGHT ANGLE, WOOD MALL, HOMPORIUM, TRACY, COSMOS, LA ARTE, and lot more.
We saw different types of finished furniture including lounge, living room, bedroom, dining, outdoor, garden and children furniture
which are commonly not found anywhere, they were presented in beautiful designs and colors, It also included spa and saloon furniture. We got to learn about the different products available in worldwide market and the market demands as well. Some of the surprising creativities were that led lights on door handles, multipurpose usage of chairs, a single couch turning into double bed, single office table divided into 4 parts in such way that 4 different employees can work on it. We also tried to get knowledge about what are the materials used in making the products and how they are executed.
We were bound in the designs of circles and squares but this one exhibition has taken our thoughts and creativity in another level.
We talk about lightings, lighting is possible in almost every place at home be it glass, under water, inside candles, bed, sliders, handles and those lightings were so very exclusive . Kitchen again was an attractive element, there were flat stove on the kitchen platform which didn’t look like a stove it was inbuilt under the kitchen platform, then remote control slider doors in kitchen shelf, different patterns of chimneys, inbuilt radium lights on walls furniture and centre tables .
Wall clocks, curtains were again very exclusive and there was also best out of waste where the wall textures were build by newspaper waste, clock was made of cds, etc. Different types of hardware, handles in the shape of leaf, human figures, etc, and small taps with towel hangers.
We not only visited but we also inquired about the products, there price, we collected their brochures, prospectus, cds and their business cards so that we can get the further information from their websites.
INDEX cannot be described in few words or sentence, we were so very involved in the exhibition that we didn’t want to waste our time in having lunch, we left INDEX at around 4:30 pm and reached back Surat by 10 pm.
After visiting this is fair we came to know that the world is full of creativity and we can go as wild as we can in designing anything.
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IIFT SURAT is the master franchisee of Gujarat. IIFT SURAT imparts education in Fashion Technology, Interior Designing, Fashion Designing, Textile Designing, Jewellery Designing etc. Mr. Anupam Goyal is the Director Of IIFT SURAT.