DOMOTEX 2018 right on track
DOMOTEX 2018 doesn’t open for another five months, but
it’s already apparent that the 30th edition of the world’s
leading tradeshow for carpets and floor coverings (12–15 January
2018) will be a very strong and international affair.
DOMOTEX 2018 doesn't open for another five months, but it's
already apparent that the 30th edition of the world's leading
tradeshow for carpets and floor coverings (12–15 January 2018)
will be a very strong and international affair. "We're more than
pleased with the influx of exhibitor registrations for the
upcoming show. It proves that the market is happy with where
DOMOTEX is headed. More exhibitors have confirmed their
participation at DOMOTEX than at the same time last year,"
commented Susanne Klaproth, the director in charge of DOMOTEX
and Deutsche Messe. The show will feature around 1,400
exhibitors from more than 60 nations.
The upcoming DOMOTEX is taking a fresh new approach, with an
improved site layout and a core focus on the product
individualization mega trend, as symbolized by the adoption of
"UNIQUE YOUNIVERSE" as the keynote theme. Visitors will be able
to immerse themselves in a captivating world of trends,
innovation and lifestyle in way they have never done before.
"Many exhibitors are already hard at work preparing for their
showcases and their new locations at the venue. They are busy
doing things like exploring ways of harnessing the keynote theme
and figuring out how they might profile their organizations at
the new 'Flooring Spaces' presentation format. Visitors are
right to be excited about what awaits them at the show,
particularly in Hall 9," added Klaproth.
Hall 9 is the new jewel in the crown of DOMOTEX. It is the
home of "Framing Trends" – a richly diverse and immersive
showcase in which established companies, industry newcomers and
artists will engage with the keynote theme in an array of
creatively staged individual and joint displays.
"Framing Trends" in Hall 9 will also feature a captivating
and varied program of talks by big-name architects and
designers, as well as startup entrepreneurs and design students.
The Talks will take the form of speed presentations and
discussion groups dedicated to the individualization trend. The
presentations and discussions will examine the implications of
this trend in many areas, including product design, production,
sales and marketing. The specific topics to be explored are
"Modular design: individual vs. mass-produced?", "New one-off
originals: handmade vs. digital?" and "Retail interactive:
virtual vs. real?" The "Framing Trends" program is complemented
by daily Guided Tours which will take visitors to see exhibitors
of relevance to them. At the heart of the "Framing Trends"
display in Hall 9, visitors and exhibitors will find
lounge-style meeting areas and a café – the ideal settings for
relaxed, informal dialogue.
The Carpet Design Awards are another Hall 9 highlight. The
internationally coveted award honors the world's best new
designer carpets in eight categories. The 24 carpets shortlisted
for the award will be on display in Hall 9 for the duration of
DOMOTEX. At the start of each year, specialist carpet dealers,
owners of carpet and rug exhibition galleries and visitors from
the interior design industry look to the shortlisted creations
on show at DOMOTEX for ideas and inspiration for their own new
DOMOTEX 2018 features a new layout that puts related products
in closer proximity to one another, thereby making it easier for
visitors to get a comprehensive look at the latest market
offerings. Halls 2 to 4 will now be home to the world's widest
array of hand-made carpets and rugs. Halls 5 through 7 will
feature classic machine-woven carpets and rugs, bathroom sets
and runner rugs. Hall 8 will be the gateway to the latest carpet
creations from the world's most innovative designers and labels.
The displays of resilient floor coverings and luxury vinyl tiles
will be concentrated in halls 11 and 12. Visitors will find
parquet, wood and laminate flooring in halls 12 and 13. And,
from next year on, the latest flooring application and
installation products and solutions will be on show in Hall 13.
In this context, Hall 13 will also house the "Treffpunkt
Handwerk" event, with its extensive array of exhibits and
lectures for interior furnishers and decorators, parquet
installers and floor layers, painters, varnishers and joiners.
This closer, more logical grouping of like product types will
improve visitor convenience. The convenience factor will be
further enhanced by the venue's excellent integration into the
public transport system and by the new My DOMOTEX shuttle
service, which will transport visitors and exhibitors quickly
and directly to wherever they want to go on the exhibition