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DOMOTEX 2017 has invited Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli, one of the star designers of his generation, to grace the event as a special guest where he will deliver a keynote speech to the florring sector.
Häberli is an awrd-winning designer who creates furniture, lighting and home accessories for a large clientele including Alias, Camper, Georg Jensen, Kvadrat, Iittala, Moroso, Ruckstuhl, Vitra, BMW, Fürstenberg and Parador. His distinctive minialistic style demonstrates a sensitvity in the usage of materials and an intuitive understanding of contemporary form and function.
Häberli is also recognised for his imaginative interiors for shops, restuarants and hotels. He has artistically created more than 60 products ranging from bathroom hooks to carpets for the designer hotel in Zurich West, 25hours. In addition, each room has an object that is significantly linked to the city of Zurich.
With his wealth of experience and knowledge in product design and flooring coverings for countless clients, Häberli has become the ideal ambassador for DOMOTEX.
“Flooring needs to be an integral part of room design while still making an individual statement. It can be designed in such a way that only a second glance reveals surprising patterns and textures. The impact is the important thing. Design should evoke emotions and reinforce the character of the room”, Häberli said.
Carpet design has often been proven to be Häberli’s design specialty. “Carpeting is essentially a feel-good factor. It can bring warmth, comfort and color into a room. More than that: it can be used to define and separate spaces or designate an area for walking barefoot,” he said.
The presence of Häberli is sure to draw visitors, especially architects, designers and planners. Häberli will be delivering his keynote speech at the Innovations@DOMOTEX Dialogues in Hall 6 on 14 Janaury 2017 where he will outline elements for effective design and the ideas and inspiration behind his creative work.
DOMOTEX 2017 will take place from 14–17 January 2017 in Hannover, Germany.