Natuzzi sponsors 2017 Index Architecture & Design Awards


Mr. Mikdad Bhabhrawala presented the award for Best Restaurant Design Project

Dubai, UAE: Natuzzi Italia, one of the world’s most internationally acclaimed Italian luxury furniture makers, was one of the major sponsors in the 2017 Index Architecture & Design Awards (IADA) held during INDEX Exhibition, the Middle East’s largest annual interior exhibition.

Mr. Mikdad Bhabhrawala presented the Best Restaurant Award Design Project to Bishop Design LLC, the multi-awarded interior design company founded by Paul James Bishop in 2004.

The well-regarded Index Architecture & Design Awards gave recognition to 15 companies and individuals who showed the most pioneering, visually spell-binding and fundamentally creative interior and architectural projects of the past year including the Best Hospitality, Best Residential, Best Retail Design Projects along with several Best product categories.

Speaking on the sponsorship, Mikdad Bhabhrawala, CEO of Western Furniture said, “We give high value and recognition to our local interior designers who put their hard work and dedication in creating outstanding and innovative designs every year and be able to place the UAE to be well-known in the industry not just in the Middle East, but all over the world. We are delighted to be one of the major sponsors this year and looking forward to a strengthen relationship in the future.”

IADA consisted of judges of well-renowned professionals in the industry including George Kahler, Isabel Pintado, Laura Bielecki, Christopher Seymour, Sharon Jutla, Rob Canning, Annamaria Lambri, Massimo Imparato and Robert Chilton.

Samantha Kane-Macdonald, event director at INDEX said: “There is just no slowing down the design ambitions of Dubai and the UAE; the quality of all of our entries once again underlined that fact. Despite what has been a challenging year, the many geniuses of design and architecture that we are truly blessed to have here have once agan exceeded all expectations about what is possible and what can be done.”

Western Furniture is the dealer of Natuzzi Italia with its largest mono-brand store in the world located in Dubai and a branch store in Abu Dhabi.  Operating for 25 years, Western Furniture represents modern furnishing elements that are unique and characterized by exceptional quality and timeless elegance including brands from Italy, Spain, Germany and USA showcased in five furniture stores in the UAE.  


Founded in 1959 by Pasquale Natuzzi, the Natuzzi Group designs, manufactures and sells an extensive collection of sofas, armchairs, furniture and home furnishing accessories. The Natuzzi Group is the largest Italian furniture company and the only global player in the sector, with 7 production plants, 12 sales offices and over 1,200 points of sale across the world. Ethics and social responsibility, innovation, industrial know-how and the integrated management of the entire value chain are the strengths that have made the Natuzzi Group the market leader. Natuzzi S.p.A. has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 13 May 1993. The Group is certified ISO 9001 and 14001.