Did You Visit The Spectacular UBM Index Trade Fair This Year?

Oct 17, 2016

UBM India, our country’s leading exhibition organizers, hosted the 28th edition of their flagship show INDEX Trade Fair, for leading international interiors, architecture and design sectors. For a flexible range of 13th-16th October, 2016 the event venue was at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre.

This year, the show exceptionally surpassed its own benchmarking standards with a presence of over 400 brands Godrej Interio, Kurlon, Century Ply, Spacewood, Hettich, Monarch, Ebco, Labacha, Bose hardware, Trezure Furniture, Empire Furniture, Futuristic, Oswal Hardware and Kkolar to name a few, and various countries such as China, Turkey, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, France and Thailand.

The four day trade fair especially catered to the home owners, retailers and traders interested in residential, office & outdoor furniture; interior accessories & artifacts; paintings & sculptures; modular kitchens & appliances; furniture & architectural hardware; flooring, plywood, laminates, materials; woodworking, etc. Having said that, the reputed, annual fair also attracted leading architects, interior designers, builders, project managers, hoteliers, heads across hospitality, corporate and government sectors, ultra HNIs and fashionistas.

Event Sponsors

The event was supported by All India Hardware Association, Hospitality Purchasing Managers Forum (HPMF), Taiwan Furniture Manufacturers Association (TFMA), Furniture Association from Turkey (MARMOB), Istanbul Exporters Association (IEA), Association of Designers of India, Association of Architects Builders Interior Designers and Allied Business (ABID) and MCHI-CREDAI.

Highlights Of The Event

Art Enclave

This section, conducted by Aura Art eConnect Pvt. Ltd., was wholly dedicated to novel artistic spaces and workshops. Through this platform, boutique artists gained the opportunity to get featured in the leading design publication ‘Index Furniture Journal’ (IFJ).

Play the network

A relaxed and informal arena for the design and architecture fraternity to connect and network.


This division portrayed eclectic concept spaces designed by leading architects in a completely non-commercial rendition.

Kudos gallery

This walk-through space showcased the best of architectural prowess, what’s new or turnkey, and the latest trends from this industry by designers such as Ria Talati, Arjun Malik, Rahul Kadri, Raivi Sarangan, Puran Kumar, Reza Kabul, KNS architects, DSP architects amongst others.

Exclusive Design Installations

An extravagant 2000 square foot design installation called Urban Chaos by AR Sanjay Puri was used as an interactive design space. The fair featured an eye-catching India Design Pavilion by the reputed National Institute of Design and a stunning Design Atrium designed by AR Prem Nath.

Seminar On ‘Social Housing: Inhuman Reality And Human Solutions’

A seminar with content-rich sessions was held in association with IFJ on SOCIAL HOUSING: INHUMAN REALITY AND HUMAN SOLUTIONS that featured an array of speakers and panelists: Padma Bhushan Ar. Hafeez Contractor, Shri Aman Nath, Chairman, Neemrana Hotels, Nayan Shah, Managing Director, MayFair Builders, Ar. Carlos Gomez, CGA Architects, Singapore and Ms. Sylvia Khan, Editor, IFJ India amongst others. 

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