The third IDF Oman – Interior Design, Décor and Furniture Exhibition will be held from 15 – 17 February, 2016.
And taking place at the Oman International Exhibition Centre in Seeb,which is organized by Al Nimr Expo and under the patronage of the Ministry of Housing and Public Authority for Craft Industries, Sultanate of Oman.
Oman’s rapid progress in the construction and real estate sector has brought about the launch of numerous commercial, residential and tourism projects, creating a demand for interior and outdoor design, décor and furnishings.
The key objective of the exhibition is to display the latest in technology, usage of materials and innovative approaches to interior design, décor and furniture. IDF has helped meet the growing demand by bringing together the leading companies in the industry under one roof.
In its third edition, IDF Oman will be showcasing accessories and art, bathroom, building material, carpets, commercial interiors and fit out, décor, flooring, furniture and furnishings, interior design, kitchen, lightings, luxury lifestyle, outdoor design and build, renovation, retail fit-out and eco building, surfaces and finishes, textiles, as well as Vastu and Feng Shui, to compliment the on-going construction of major infrastructure projects in the Sultanate, making the exhibition an‘exclusive emporium’.
IDF has already occupied 95 per cent of the exhibition space, and is set to host over 100 companies from across the globe, surpassing the past two exhibitions.
Furthermore, more than 35 companies will be represented by Italy, which is managed by MEDINIT SRL for the third year. Italy has long been seen as the leader in western art and design, as their design concepts allow consumers to create an identity and express their chosen lifestyles and individuality.
The Diamond Sponsors for the exhibition are: Kny Design GmbH, Abu Yasseen Designs, andI-Factory. Platinum Sponsors are Décor Collezione / UdayKhimji International LLC, Global Pyramid LLC, Better Homes, The Metal Engineeringand Fahmy Furniture LLC. Gold Sponsors are MAF and Partners, Al Hajiry Trading LLC, Swiss Open Air Concept and Serial Kolor.
Visitor Badge Sponsors are Chiller and Vivid Security. Also, the exhibition is supported by the Embassy of Italy Muscat, Paragon International, American Hardwood Export Council, Egyptian Furniture Export Council, Association of Professional Interior Designers, and AIA Middle East.
The Villa, a lifestyle through the centuries, will be one of the main highlights of IDF Oman, which will be created by Opera architects and will welcome visitors at the entrance of CasaMédinit.
The Venetian Villas will display a unique vision, with an element that characterizes the region where architecture and landscape, art and craftsmanship combine to create a real “Museum” consisting of a collection of over 4000 buildings. This model, typical of the Venetian area, represents a heritage of the past, and even today constitutes an element of great relevance, appreciated worldwide as an icon of a lifestyle and elegance, while at the same time being dynamic and creative.
The concept of The Villacomes from the desire to exploit this invaluable cultural heritage made of traditions and secular experiences, through the involvement of local companies that reproduce, in a modern way, the skillful mastery of techniques and processes in use since ancient times.
The space will be an opportunity to bring together and introduce everything in Oman, a country which, in spite of boasting centuries of history, is fascinated by the Made in Italy brand and is able to understand and appreciate its quality and craftsmanship.
Paragon Arts will be another highlight of the exhibition. Paragon Arts is a non-profit, educational, social and entertainment CSR initiative created by Paragon International and sponsored by Al Mouj Muscat. The initiative aims at further promoting the local art movement, contributing towards exposing Oman-based artists and their art onto a wider arena and a global audience with a focus on art education and training by leading artists from throughout the world, most of whom reside in Oman.
More importantly, all elements of the Paragon Arts program will be held in public spaces,in a bid to expose the greatest number of the public to art and artists in an environment that is both entertaining and social. All activities are covered by traditional media and Paragon’s own network of social media platforms.