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United Arab Emirates December 4th 2007- â€œInspire us was the challenge given by Frezza SpA to architectural and design students at two UAE universities: the American University in Dubai and the American University in Sharjah.
Each will be competing live to design a range of office furniture which will be judged by renowned office furniture manufacturer Frezza SpA at The Office Exhibition.
The winning students will win a once in a lifetime tour of the Frezza facility in Venice, Italy to meet their world class designers.
The Office Exhibition 2008 will be important for our students: not only one will it give them international exposure, it will also offer a unique opportunity to participate in the design and production of an important range of office furniture in Italy. I am delighted to see that international companies are opening doors for students to get involved in their design activities through this competition, and more importantly, by dedicating some of their busy time in critiquing their design projects. Such competitions will further enhance students confidence and prepare them for their professional life.” Dr. Linda Nubani, Assistant Professor of Interior Design, American University in Dubai
“Our students are excited about presenting their work in The Office Exhibition student feature sponsored by Frezza. The opportunity to compete for a chance to visit the home base of Frezza in Italy has added an extra incentive to their labours this semester. Ultimately, the prospect of having their projects evaluated by representatives of an internationally respected furniture manufacturer is the greatest prize–this kind of critical feedback is invaluable in their continuing design education.” Bill Sarnecky, Assistant Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture + Design, American University of Sharjah
About The Office Exhibition
The Office Exhibition now being held from 4th – 6th February 2008 is open to trade visitors and will be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, from 11am – 7pm daily.
The Office Exhibition is the Gulf region’s flagship office furniture, interiors and design event. Featuring exclusive product launches, cutting edge developments and innovative design from world-renowned manufacturers and distributors.
Be kept in the know at our Workplace Freedom Seminars, where leading global specialists will share their knowledge and expertise on workplace related developments. Hosted by Cityspace, the regionâ€™s leading workplace solutions provider.
For further information please visit: www.theofficeexhibition.com
About DMG world media
An international exhibition and publishing company, DMG world media Ltd produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs each year and publishes 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
DMG world media employs more than 800 people and maintains a worldwide presence through 38 offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand. DMG world media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), one of the largest and most successful media companies in the United Kingdom.
For more information please call:
Account Manager PR
Tel: 295 1177
8 12 August 2007, Gallagher Estate, Midrand
Celebrating its 14th year Decorex JHB sparkles with a new sense of glamour and a theme – Embellishing Space – to match.
“With South Africans spending more than R27 billion on homeware annually, a bright future awaits the local decor and design industry, while consumers are spoilt for choice, says Melanie Robinson, director of Decorex SA. This optimism will be evident during the five days dedicated to decor and design.
Glowing and growing, the halls will be filled with 650 exhibitors, 85 newcomers, the finest furnishings, finishes, kitchens, bathrooms and accessories to delight decor trade professionals and home passionates.
Decorex JHB won the coveted award from The Exhibition Association of South Africa (EXSA) as the best large consumer and trade show of the year in 2006. Not resting on its laurels this year’s show glows with bright new features, installations and special projects:
CALLING ALL COLOURISTAS
Engage with colour as Plascon unveils its Colour Forecast for 2008. Anne Roselt, Plascon colour manager predicts a palette brimming with many moods and emotions. The latest issue of COLOUR, Plascon’s trendsetting magazine, edited by Annemarie Meintjes and devoted to colour inspiration will also be launched at Decorex. At Plascon’s interactive Virtual Showroom, created by Switch Design, visitors can get intimate with the latest colours on different finishes through hi-tech software and light projection.
GURUS IN DREAM ROOMS
Get decor inspiration at the Sanlam Dream Rooms Hall filled with breathtaking roomsettings and exhuberant interpretations of the showâ€™s new-luxe theme. Decorex SA patron Stephen Falcke’s signature stand will once again show why he is revered the world over.
DIY DESIGNER GUYS
Join Top Billing’s designer guys, Aidan and Janez in action at the Top Billing stand. The dishy handymen, along with the bubbly Jeannie D, will demonstrate some seriously innovative design How-To’s. The delicious duo will be there to talk visitors through design questions and every day of the show.
Indulge in Decorex Limited’s exclusive range of fashionable homeware items designed by Yolande Wieners. Turn up the tempo with a flourish of homegrown fabrics at the annual Sanlam Young Designers Thinking Ahead competition themed Fabric. Form. Function.
CONVERSATIONS ON ARCHITECTURE
Get the latest buzz on the built environment from a brilliant line-up of design experts at the one-day Decorex conference held on 8 August. Keynote speaker Leon van Schaik, Professor of Architecture (Innovation Chair) at RMIT in Melbourne looks at â€˜energizing cities, building design cultures. Visit www.decorex.co.za for booking details and line-up.
ARTISTIC & ARTISINAL
Celebrate the soulfilled nature of handmade pieces at the Ceramics SA exhibition and connect with original art at the AffordART collection featuring works for under R3000 to encourage living with art. Covet the truly artisinal art pieces and decorative objects at the One of a Kind design-craft trade exhibition hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry and Tourism Enterprise Programme (TEP) in partnership with Decorex.
DO GOOD DESIGN
Turn over a new eco-sensitive leaf at Green by Design, as organic objects and nature-loving modern materials make their way home.
8 â€“ 12 August 2007, Gallagher Estate, Midrand
R50 per person (R40 pensioners and students)
10 am to 6 pm daily
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAS VEGAS SEVENTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF FOOD, WINE AND ART RETURNS WITH STAR-STUDDED LINEUP!
Tickets now on Sale for the Premier World-Class Event Bringing Together he Biggest Names in the Culinary World November 8 – 11.
Las Vegas, NV – Odyssey Las Vegas 2007, the city’s premier four-day celebration of food, wine and art, has fixed its schedule of events for 2007 and tickets are on sale now! The gourmet epicurean affair will begin Thursday, November 8 and continue through Sunday, November 11 with an impressive itinerary that showcases Las Vegas celebrity chefs, sommeliers, fine dining restaurants and renowned artists.
Co-founders, Virginia and Mark Martino, expect this year’s event to be the biggest and best yet. â€œWe have a lot of surprises in store this year, including some major celebrity guests. Anyone who is passionate about food, wine and the arts comes to Odyssey Las Vegas.â€? commented Virginia Martino.
The four-day event commences with a five-course dinner and wine pairing by Executive Chef Tim Beres of Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The following day, guests will take part in the signature Masters Dinner, a black-tie affair at TI (Treasure Island), Las Vegas featuring 10 celebrity chefs paired in five teams to create an elaborate five-course dinner. Original paintings created for this yearâ€™s Masters Dinner event, by artist-in-residence Bruce Sulzberg, will be on view throughout the evening. The Whoâ€™s Who of Las Vegas society will be in attendance for this spectacular evening that includes a silent auction and a live luxury lifestyle and celebrity chef auction where participants will have the opportunity to bid to have a celebrity chef prepare an exclusive meal in their own home.
The Odyssey event continues through the weekend with an exclusive Italian Wine Tasting at Valentino Las Vegas at the Venetian on Saturday, featuring the world-class wines of the Allegrini vineyards, hosted by Marilisa Allegrini and Restaurateur Piero Selvaggio. Each wine will be paired with an incredible selection of hors doeuvres prepared by Chef Luciano Pellegrini. Saturday evening is the Sustainable Seafood and Wine Dinner at Restaurant RM at Mandalay Place, prepared by celebrated chef, Rick Moonen. On Sunday, guests will tee off in the wildly popular Third-Annual Celebrity Chef Golf Tournament at Siena Golf Club. Las Vegas favorite chefs will play a round of charity golf followed by the Blues Gourmet Barbeque featuring incredible fare, fine wines and spirits and live music.
Odyssey Las Vegas tickets are on sale now! Prices start at $125.00 per person and VIP Packages are available. For more information and a complete event schedule, visit www.odysseylifestyle.com or call 877.370.9182 or 702.257.2345.
Odyssey Las Vegas is the city’s first-ever annual four-day festival celebrating gourmet food, fine wines, and the arts with appearances and serious kitchen duty by Las Vegas superstar chefs. All net proceeds from ticket sales, live and silent auctions benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and The Odyssey Foundation’s Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship Program for aspiring chefs.