What to expect from WORKSPACE 2018?
WORKSPACE 2018 is aiming to showcase its biggest lineup of adaptable interior products to date
WORKSPACE, which is part of the INDEX exhibition, will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, March 26-29, 2018. Traditionally catering to office furniture and design, WORKSPACE is moving with the industry as it seeks to offer more and more décor and working solutions for all possible commercial, educational, and healthcare environments. The best in modern design for schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, and shops will all be on display courtesy of some of the world’s most influential commercial interior brands, including H2O Concepts/Herman Miller, Guialmi, Boss Design, and Codutti.
Having generated an estimated $1bn in legacy business from the 2017 show alone, WORKSPACE is aiming to engage with visitors in new ways this time around, with the work design studio and premium design experience, allowing potential buyers the chance to learn and get hands-on with the latest in trend-leading design.
Show manager Esha Elawadhi says: “Last year our central focus was on highlighting the shift in design culture across offices and learning environments; open ways of working, shared spaces. That movement is still taking place but has proven itself to be fluid across the entire scope of commercial development. Office furniture is now so dynamic and adaptable in its design that it becomes transferable and accessible to the likes of schools and hospitals, where it is just as at home both aesthetically and in terms of functionality.
That’s a big change that opens up huge design opportunities – and that’s what we’re most excited about showcasing. “Our H2O Concepts/Herman Miller-sponsored work design studio returns and will offer a series of discussion seminars shining the spotlight on a wide range of industry topics, from biophilic design to smarter ways of manipulating space. Our trend-led premium design experience cherrypicks the most original and best new commercial furniture products, while we are delighted that leading firms such as Boss Design will use the workspace platform to launch their latest lines.” Amongst those launching new products at the show are Guialmi—Portugal’s leading commercial furniture brand – who will be launching their summer collection.
Boss Design has chosen the show to host the Middle Eastern unveiling of their sensational new ATOM range. The best in German design engineering will be on show at WORKSPACE’s dedicated German Pavilion, one of more than 10 international hubs across the exhibition floor, with USA, UK, Italy, France, and Austria also featured.