DOMOTEX 2017 aims to focus more on cutting-edge industry trends.
Preparations for DOMOTEX 2017 are in full swing.
To be held from 14 to 17 January in Hannover, Germany, the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings is focusing on innovations, new trends and new businesses.
“Providers from all around the world will exhibit at DOMOTEX in order to leverage on the show’s strong international profile and to kick off their 2017 business year on a promising start,” commented Deutsche Messe Managing Board member Dr Jochen Köckler. “DOMOTEX will once again be true to its form as the global innovation driver and flagship event for the carpets and floor coverings industry,” he said,
About 85% of the show’s exhibition space has already been booked.
“At this early stage it’s likely that we’ll have more exhibitors and more leased exhibition space than in 2015 ,” added Köckler. “This growth is driven by registrations of new exhibitors and by returning exhibitors who are increasing the size of their presentations. The upswing is particularly notable in the luxury vinyl tiles and machine-made carpets sections of the show.”
Visitors at DOMOTEX 2017 will be floored by an extensive array of new materials, colours and designs as they explore the rich and varied lifestyle options and modern interior design possibilities presented by the new rugs, textile and resilient floor coverings and parquet, wood and laminate products on display. “Whatever product innovations and collections will be sweeping the market in the coming season, visitors will see them first at DOMOTEX,” remarked Köckler. “This will be impressively evident in all 12 exhibition halls.”
Innovations in floor coverings
The most creative product innovations and design highlights will be on display at the next edition of the Innovations@DOMOTEX showcase, a unique format that enables exhibitors to give their brand and their latest products added exposure at the fair. It includes special display areas where innovations selected by experts are artistically and prominently staged.
The format also includes the Innovations@DOMOTEX Dialogues – a series of talks, presentations and discussion panels on important industry and flooring fashion themes by celebrated international designers. It also features application-specific tours which explore the themes covered in the Dialogues with reference to the displays of selected exhibitors. The tours are an excellent source of inspiration, especially for architects and interior designers and planners.
New platform for flooring industry trends
DOMOTEX 2017 will be focusing on cutting-edge flooring industry trends. A new speaking stage will be set up for young international designers to unveil their ideas and creations for the floorscapes of tomorrow. Preparations will start this summer with a special workshop headed by Munich-based industrial designer and Innovations@DOMOTEX jury chairman, Stefan Diez. The workshop is aimed at young talents who will be using DOMOTEX to show the upcoming trends of the flooring industry.