Metals of varied forms are on display at the Inside Outside Mega Show, an exhibition of home products, at Padmavathi Ammal Cultural Centre here.
Sanitaryware in brass and copper with different finishes from Moradabad, furniture from Malaysia, photo frames and wall hangings made of metal from Jharkhand, white metal hand-made art works from Chennai and railings, are some of the exhibits at the fair.
Teak wood furniture and artefacts from Indonesia, outdoor furniture, electrical items, paintings, bed linen, building software, colourful hangers and stickers for children's rooms, granites, , solar water heaters, and aquarium are also displayed at the fair.
Over 50 companies have put up their stalls. The four-day event will be open till 3 p.m. for business visitors and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. for general visitors. On Sunday, the exhibition will be open to all from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and entry is free, says Sridhar Iyengar, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales of Business India Exhibitions, the organiser of the event.
About 15,000 walk-ins are expected during the four days. The business conversion ratio is also high as the event targets those who are interested in decorating their houses, renovating their house, architects and those taking up new projects.
“During the last one year there is a growth pattern in the industry. New companies are coming into the market with innovative products,” he says.
According to Mohini Kewalramani, Senior Vice-President of Branding and Market Communications of Business India, a panel discussion will be held on Friday on “The Many Shades of India.” Architects, interior designers and property developers will participate in it.
The panel discussion is for professionals to gather and exchange ideas on a specific theme, she says.