The upcoming INDEX exhibition running from September 17-19, 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre, will include a dedicated exhibition for UAE designers and makers. The Design Experience hosted by Tashkeel, the centre for Dubai’s homegrown art, will showcase the popular Tanween collection at INDEX. The collaboration between INDEX and Tashkeel this year is committed to highlighting art, furniture, and accessories that draw its inspiration from the UAE’s culture, heritage, and are designed and made locally.

The Tanween collection will present works of nine Dubai-based artists who have dived into nuances of the UAE’s topography, history, language, and Bedouin antecedents to create pieces with contemporary appeal and functionality while preserving cultural context. Lisa Ball Lechgar, deputy director, Tashkeel said: “Tashkeel is delighted to partner with INDEX this year through its Tanween Collection, which is inspired by, designed and manufactured in the UAE. This is our third appearance and our largest yet. The collaboration is consistent with Tanween’s philosophy of fuelling cultural and economic development while encouraging and enabling dialogue within the local design, craft and manufacturing community. Tashkeel is delighted to showcase a broad selection of furniture and lighting pieces by emerging UAE based designers at this prestigious industry event.”

Tony Crinion, Portfolio Director at dmg events said, “Dubai is quickly rising as a creative hub in the region and this is reflected in the Emirate’s appointment as a UNESCO creative city of design, which is a first in the Middle East. INDEX is committed to operating as a nexus of innovation, heritage and culture for interior design professionals in the region for which collaboration with renowned UAE-centric art and design establishment like Tashkeel are key.”