The biennial interior design event will see 800 interior designers descend on the emirate city from 6-11 November.
Celebrate Interior Design is the theme underpinning this year’s festival – which incorporates the World Interior Design Congress, where Conran and other speakers including Ross Lovegrove of Lovegrove Studio and Piero Lissoni of Studio Lissoni will address attendees.
On the agenda will be fusion design – East and West, organic design, interior design as a business concept, and regional and historical interior design.
Workshops and masterclasses on lighting design, glass art, furniture design, and 3D and rendering software will be held throughout the event, which has been running since 1963. Student and professional competitions also form part of the programme.
As an organisation, the IFI represents 45 countries and 65 000 industry professionals.
This year’s event will be hosted in the Grand Hyatt Convention Center in Dubai.