Inspiration from the Middle East


We normally associate Mecca with a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. However, on the Arabian Peninsula, the design community’s Mecca is Riyadh, the capital, where INDEX Saudi Arabia takes place. In September 2022, it lured approx. 15,000 international visitors from the architecture and design sector to the kingdom’s premier three-day trade show.

In addition to furnishing solutions from 250 exhibitors, INDEX Saudi Arabia also offered an in-depth program of accompanying events and the chance to interact with others from the industry, such as the design talks with international experts.

The design community’s Mecca on the Arabian Peninsula is Riyadh. The INDEX trade show provided a forum for discussing current interior-design trends. Photo: INDEX Saudi Arabia

Cutting-edge solutions for the human-centered workplace

Saudi Arabia’s workforce has a lot of young people who want a modern and flexible place to work. Visitors to the Wilkhahn stand found out how furniture that embraces well-being, collaboration, corporate identity and purpose can be used to create a human-centered workplace that focuses on people’s needs, talents and abilities in order to make workplaces sustainable.

Saudi Arabia is gearing up toward a more human-centric workplace considering the young age average for employment in the kingdom.

Adnan Al Habbal, sales manager at Wilkhahn

Graph Iconic stands apart for its luxurious design

The Graph conference chair (design: jehs + laub) created quite a buzz. The iconic edition, issued to mark the chair’s 10-year anniversary, impressed visitors with its outstanding stylishness and exemplary ergonomic comfort. The cover’s sophisticated, diamond-shaped top stitching is a centuries-old technique that lends the chair a luxurious touch. Combined with the elegant, iconic shape of the chair, the result is a cutting-edge piece of furniture with an aesthetic all of its own.

The Graph iconic edition premiered on the Arabian Peninsula. It was one of the highlights for visitors to the Wilkhahn stand at INDEX Saudi Arabia. Photos: INDEX Saudi Arabia

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Further information

Click here to find out more about INDEX Saudi Arabia.

Click here to find out more about Graph the Graph iconic edition.


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