Dubai – November 11,
Association of Wood and Furniture Industries (AIMMP), Associative Design – The
Best of Portugal, is showcasing an eclectic array of brands at Downtown Design,
under Dubai Design Week, taking place at Dubai Design District (d3) from
November 8 to 13, 2021.
brand products, showcased under the theme – `MADE IN PORTUGAL Naturally’,
brings Portuguese flair and creativity to the Middle East. The Associative
Design presents a small representation of a traditional Arabic house with products
100 per cent designed and produced in Portugal.
In this event,
visitors will have a chance to see a mix of innovation, sustainability, and
contemporary design, applied to furniture, porcelain, textiles and also a few
author-design pieces. Some of these pieces were focused especially for private
houses, dedicated to Interior designers, decorators, architects, and so on.
Commenting on this,
Mr. Vítor Poças, President of the AIMMP, said, “The region is developing as a
potential market for all types of furniture. In the UAE, people are increasing
their spending on renovating homes (furniture, kitchens, bathrooms, and
flooring), and are investing in higher-quality products. The demand for
high-end luxury furniture items has increased over the years. Furniture items,
which entail heavy fabric and leather, were more preferred by the people.”
“This rise in demand
has led to the growing domestic demand and the emergence of multiple players
catering to the same target audience. Manufacturers and retailers operating in
the region compete on almost the same grounds of quality of the product and the
material used to manufacture the product. Branded furniture companies are
slowly starting to take over this market,” he added.
Designers and brands
at this Associative Design showcase:
Malabar, Ottiu, Porus
Studio and Wood Tailors Club designs and crafts exclusive artisanal furniture
with a distinct artistic aesthetic. Combining wood, our designers’ vision and
our artisan’s know-how results in refined, classic, and yet contemporary
furniture. All of our pieces are produced with noble, premium and durable
materials such as wood, brass, gold and silver leaves, among others, by
talented craftsmen and artists.
Emmel-Furniture is a
design brand concentrated on achieving customers dreams using different
patterns and styles mixing things up to give to final consumer experiences of
worldwide sensation in each home. FEIT is a design brand based in Lisbon,
Portugal since 2019, that is driven by their love for natural materials.
Furniture is a brand where young and creative mind are inspired by the richness
of Portuguese history. Cobermaster inspired by innovation, sustainability,
design and character for the creation of each of our pies. Desistart comes with
a history that goes back to 1988 offering two different production techniques:
the hand-tufting, and the hand-weaving. Born and raised in Lisboa, Se7e
represents the city of 7 hills.
NAUU Design was born
in 2013 from an experience of more than two decades in Interior Design in
Portugal. With Mamoa the focus is on the intentions of developing solutions
through exclusive services to each project. AROUNDtheTREE is an Award-Winning
European Original Brand of Signature Design Furniture, a responsible brand that
aims to create unique furniture pieces. Founded in 1824, the Vista Alegre
Porcelain Factory was the first industrial unit dedicated to producing
porcelain in Portugal. Corque Design promotes a new global brand concept –
“Designing Living Objects”.
On the other hand,
Duquesa & Malvada is a design brand inspired by the peculiar tastes of an
urban and demanding generation with a strong personality. X8 Solutions Group
Portuguese furniture brand X8 Chairs & Tables, a label whose mission is to
highlight natural materials. Hatt is an attitude! Searching for new ways of
living, challenging users and their needs. Porventura is a Portuguese brand at
the intersection of national and global design. OWN is born of designer Miguel
Soeiro’s wish of continuing the conversation around design, craftsmanship and
their place at home. MURANTI is a furniture brand which creates an equilibrium
between the mind and the heart of any interior decoration. Dar-o-nó is Portuguese
for “to-tie-the-knot” and represents the union between people and
knowledge, materiais and colors, ideas and inspiration from cultures all around
As a Portuguese
eco-friendly brand, Darono produces textile furniture from upcycled and recycled
materials. Vianatece, a family run business founded more than 35 years ago in
the charming village of Viana do Castelo – Portugal. Magyk is the the right art
photo for every space! Since 1975, Têxteis Penedo has held an elevated position
in the production of Jacquard home textiles. André Teoman uses the intersection
between art and design as a place for experimentation. ARCH (Advanced Research
Ceramic Heritage) is a Portuguese company born from the centenary Valadares,
dedicated to the production of top quality sanitary ware.
ARQ TAILOR’S is an award-winning
Portuguese Studio, located in the Lisbon’s prestigious Bairro do Chiado. Faz
Lisbon designs products that aim to be lasting pieces, using the basic concept
of materiais, textures, and design. MBN
Industry is a global supplier of furniture and project development.