Ideas, inspiration and solutions
"It’s not just that there have been more entries this year. We were also deeply impressed with the quality of the innovations submitted. We had the pleasure of assessing some truly exciting products. Some of them were beyond anything we had seen before, while others constituted innovative refinements of more familiar types of products."
The great wealth and variety of the materials submitted had an electrifying effect on the jury’s discussions. A good deal of this energy also came from the varied viewpoints represented on the
, whose members were drawn from such diverse disciplines as design, architecture, media, real estate and interior furnishing.
Together, they assessed the submitted products and solutions against the following criteria: relevance for the target group, technological innovation, design and quality.
"The products that we selected for Innovations@DOMOTEX merit special attention at the upcoming DOMOTEX."
In terms of design, the luxury vinyl tiles and fitted carpets on display at Innovations@DOMOTEX will evince a strong orientation toward more authentic-looking surface textures. This is in keeping with growing demand for vigorous, rough-hewn looks created by surface irregularities. With fitted carpets, the big trends include a move towards high-end products and a rise in the use of carpet tiles and planks.