Another successful edition of DOMOTEX 2018 closes in Hannover

The Carpet Design Awards was one of the main draws at DOMOTEX 2018

DOMOTEX 2018 featured a fresher, more modern, trendier look and feel than ever. Running from 12 to 15 January in Hannover, Germany, the event sported an all-new site and hall layout, plus a new Friday-to-Monday run and an array of immersive displays exploring the lead theme of UNIQUE YOUNIVERSE.

1,615 exhibitors and 45,000 trade visitors from over 100 countries traveled to Hannover to kick off an exciting year of business.

“Significant growth in the number of participating exhibitors and the amount of booked space, a strong visitor turnout, an abundance of new products and innovations as well as an upbeat mood throughout the exhibition halls all bear witness to the great success of this year’s event”, commented Dr Andreas Gruchow, member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe. “With UNIQUE YOUNIVERSE as this year’s chosen keynote theme, DOMOTEX provided a brightly lit stage for the individualisation trend and all the inspiration and innovation associated with it, thus enhancing the show’s image as a prime source of orientation on interior furnishing and lifestyle trends.”

More than 65 per cent of the event’s 45,000 visitors came from abroad – around 60 per cent of them coming from Europe, with some 25 per cent from Asia and 11 per cent from the Americas. Attendance from the United States and South and Central America increased. The majority of DOMOTEX visitors were buyers from specialist retailers and wholesalers as well as architects and interior designers and workers from the skilled trades.

“We’re thrilled about the inspiration we were able to gather, including insight into the latest floor covering advancements and trends. It’s already clear to us that we’ll be back with an even larger delegation in 2019,” said Michael Kovac, purchasing manager for Floor Coverings & Accessories at SÜDBUND – the Purchasing Association for Home Textiles based in Backnang, Germany.

A series of talks, presentations, awards and activities also delighted visitors. The next DOMOTEX will be held from January 11 to 14, 2019.

Starting in 2019, DOMOTEX will also debut in North America, from Feb 28 to March 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.