VIP speakers, captivating topics
Visitors to the show will also find plenty of inspiration at the Innovations@DOMOTEX Dialogues, where renowned architects, interior designers and product designers, such as Alfredo Häberli, will discuss topical issues and the latest trends and developments in the flooring industry.
Day one of the Innovations@DOMOTEX Dialogues – Saturday, 14 January – will kick off with a major highlight as multiple award-winning Swiss designer Alfredo Häberli gives a keynote address on "Future Living." The keynote address will be followed by a discussion between Häberli and Martin Haller from Vienna's Caramel architects on "Home living – Where to next? The case for human architecture."
Day two of the Innovations@DOMOTEX Dialogues – Sunday, 15 January – will be given over to the Young Designer Trendtable and its visions of the future of flooring design. The Young Designer Trendtable is a group of experimental designers from five countries who are developing a series of trend setting flooring creations specially for DOMOTEX 2017. The group's members are Bilge Nur Saltik from Turkey/England, Jane Briggs and Christy Cole from Scotland, Klaas Kuiken from the Netherlands, Hanne Willmann from Germany and Victoria Wilmotte from France.
On Monday, 16 January, leading creatives, such as the interior designer Professor Rudolf Schricker of Atelier Schricker, Stuttgart, will explore the topic of Space & Acoustics. Their discussion will be themed, "Glass windows and hard flooring: What is the secret to acoustically optimizing interior spaces?"
Tuesday, 17 January, will be entirely devoted to the topic of Consulting & Sustainability. Tina Kammer, the founder of the Stuttgart-based online shop Interior Park, and Alexander Plajer and Werner Franz, the creative minds behind Berlin's Plajer & Franz architectural and interior design office, will be debating the questions "Can consulting be a product?" and "Do we need special show rooms for the sale of services?"
Those attending the Innovations@DOMOTEX Dialogues can delve deeper into the topics addressed there by joining special tours. This part of the tour program is aimed at creatives from the architecture, interior architecture and interior design scenes who are at DOMOTEX scouting for new ideas on floor covering applications.
The organizers will also be running their popular "Guided Tour" program, in which renowned architects and designers will take tradeshow visitors to exhibits selected by the Innovations@DOMOTEX jury.