Domotex unveils exciting supporting programme
“CREATE’N’CONNECT” – the keynote theme of DOMOTEX, which will take place in Hannover, Germany, from the 11th to the 14th of January 2019 – puts the focus on the mega trend connectivity. The “TALKS”programme element in Hall 9, staged between the various “FRAMING TRENDS” display modules, will feature internationally renowned professionals such as designer Sebastian Herkner and the architect Ester Bruzkus speaking about the connections between architecture, interior design and product design.
On each of the four days of the trade fair top-name architects, planners and designers, along with some interesting new talents, will contribute to the “Talks” programme and present innovative projects and fresh new ideas that illustrate the key role of flooring in interior design. After their presentations these experts will exchange their personal views and ideas with the audience in a chaired “MEET&GREET” round of discussions.
For example, on the Friday of the event one of the best-known German product designers, Sebastian Herkner, will speak on the topic of connectivity in relation to design and in particular how it facilitates new innovative possibilities in flooring design. Herkner’s product designs and furniture have created a buzz at trade fairs around the world and his work is celebrated for the way in which he marries various cultural references with new techniques and traditional crafts and manufacture.
Lyrical room compositions and unusual combinations of colour and materials characterise the style of architect and interior designer Ester Bruzkus. The Berlin-based trend-setter will be speaking on Saturday about the role of design in creating an architectonic whole. A total of nine speakers will contribute to the trend-oriented Talks. In addition, a selection of universities will be involved in the “NuThinkers” section of the Framing Trends modules, in which students will present their semester project work on the topic “The Future of Flooring”. On the final day, Monday, the projects will be introduced in four separate talks.
At the close of each of the talks there will be a new type of “MEET&GREET” session in which the respective speakers, as well as participating representatives from industry and commerce, can meet informally with the audience. This provides a good opportunity for knowledge transfer and productive networking.
Before and after the Talks iconic architects and designers take visitors who are eager to learn more on “GUIDED TOURS” to their personal favourites and highlight exhibits at DOMOTEX. These daily tours provide participants with a more intimate understanding and an insider view of selected products that reflect the keynote theme. They are also an additional opportunities to meet exhibitors.
Talks and guided tours
The Talks programme runs daily from Friday to Monday between 1.00 to 2.30p.m. and includes introductory talks and moderation on aspects of the keynote theme. “MEET&GREET” sessions held afterwards from 2.30 to 3.00 p.m. enable visitors to chat with the speakers in person.
Renowned architects and designers offer an insight into their own views on the keynote theme CREATE’N’CONNECT and selected exhibitors and products in the context of the Guided Tours. These tours are held twice daily, starting at 10.00a.m. and 3.15p.m. Each tour takes approximately two hours.
The trend towards networking is of great significance in the field of flooring design. The special display "Framing Trends" at the world's leading trade fair for floor coverings forms the international communication hub for professionals in this sector. It offers a unique platform for inspiring talks and discussions with internationally acclaimed experts around the keynote theme CREATE’N’CONNECT. This programme is complemented by guided tours led by well-known designers and architects who present their personal favourites chosen from the trade fair highlights.