JCCI honors creative designers at DecoFair 2017


Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and industry (JCCI) presented awards to creative designers, who participated in DecoFair 2017, on Wednesday.

The DecoFair design awards were conducted by the (JCCI) Engineering Offices Committee for the second time.

The goal of giving such awards is to support those specialized in designs and engineering, develop their projects and to showcase them in public in order to create competition in designing.

Talal Samarkandi, manager of the competition, said: “We set up awards in three categories: the first one is the furnishing award in which every furnishing designer can participate and compete, the second award is for interior designs, where the scope is about any commercial project that has a space of more than 150 square meters, and the last one is the architectural design award, which aims at highlighting new creative ideas to solve the housing problem.”

The title of the last award is “Easy housing” and at the end of the day many excellent projects were displayed that could be adopted by the Ministry of Housing.

Samarkandi added: “This year 65 designers participated from the Islamic world, and we are improving these awards every year.”

A group of Saudi students from Effat university won the second position in the architectural design award. One of them, Tala Fagirah expressed her happiness and said: “We are so glad today because we worked so hard for this award. We made plans for a vertical community a complex where people could gather in harmony. We made a full architectural project that contains elevations, sections, and 3D designs.”

DecoFair 2017 is a four-day Saudi International Furniture and Design Exhibition that happens once a year with the participation of more than 120 exhibitors representing nine major specialized sectors in Saudi Arabia from nine different countries. The event was held in Jeddah Hilton Hotel Grand Hall.

This year DecoFair displayed many new products in the fields of furniture, design, lighting, home accessories, textiles, upholstery, kitchen products, sanitary ware, designs and architectural services.

International and national participants displayed their styles to meet the local needs of furniture at the event. It also hosted many artists and musicians to showcase the beauty of arts in Saudi Arabia.