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DOMOTEX 2019, 11 - 14 January
Flooring Spaces

DOMOTEX Wood Lifecycle

Wood will play a central role at DOMOTEX 2019.

Hall 9, stand S19 - S22

The seven life cycle stages of wood

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The "DOMOTEX Wood Lifecycle" project by Milan-based design, communication and architecture firm Total Tool Milano shines the spotlight on wood, tracing the material through seven life cycle stages, from tree in the forest to recycled product. It focuses on the intrinsic value and versatility of wood as a natural material, and in doing so, uncovers innovative and inspiring new uses of wood for architects and interior designers.

The project comprises multiple exhibits that illustrate particular characteristics, applications and qualities of wood as a material. As part of the project, manufacturers from various sectors will exhibit such products as natural-wood furniture, wood flooring solutions and recycled-wood panels as examples of the various stages of the wood production and supply chain.

The "DOMOTEX Wood Lifecycle" project will also function as a research and development platform, highlighting various key trends, such as environmental protection and sustainability, energy efficiency and innovative material use.

The "DOMOTEX Wood Lifecycle" project will also function as a research and development platform, highlighting various key trends, such as environmental protection and sustainability, energy efficiency and innovative material use.

"Wood is one of the oldest materials in human history, yet, thanks to technological innovation, it never ceases to surprise us with exciting new applications,."

Giulio Ceppi., Total Tool Milano design director and curator
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WOOD LIFECYCLE – Participating companies

ANM design: Modern staircases and parquet floors

Bianchini e Capponi: Wooden doors and used-look bathroom furniture made from recycled wood

BIM Object: Online platform for developing and publishing digital models of existing products

Celenit: Acoustic insulation boards and panels made from wood wool

Eumakers: Wood-based 3D printer filaments – a hybrid product made from recycled wood and polymer

FE'S Alchemiclab: Technology for applying metal powder coatings to wood surfaces

Giacobazzi: Graphic-printed wood tiles for floors and walls

Kerakoll: Eco-friendly adhesive gel mortar suitable for wood (single-part product)

Leftover: Interior design agency and producer of hand-made furniture from recycled plywood
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Menghini e Bonfanti: Special sanding machines for parquet and other floors

MIA: Mechanical processing of wood and particleboard panels involving cutting, coating and drilling

Randa Line: Inlaid wood flooring solutions

Tabu: Dyed wood veneers, wood flooring and wallboard solutions

Regali di Legno: Joinery firm specializing in bespoke furniture and furnishings made from wood

Wood-Skin: Flexible, three-dimensional wall and ceiling surfaces made of geometric wood elements

Zanuso Legno: Provider of veneer and sawn wood, including special products such as thermowood and naturally aged wood


Trendsetters presenting innovative, pioneering products in wood

The Wood Lifecycle exhibition comprises multiple exhibits that illustrate particular characteristics, applications and qualities of wood as a material. The participating companies will showcase a range of on-trend products such as flooring and wall panels made of wood, as examples of the various stages of the wood production and supply chain. The exhibition includes interactive stations where visitors can learn about the latest technologies and creative approaches that are shaping the way wood is used.

The Wood Lifecycle exhibition is also a research and development platform that explores key industry trends, such as product individualization and hybridization, environmental protection and sustainability, energy efficiency and innovative material use.

Focusing on the entire wood value chain: ecological importance

As an architect, designer and professor of design strategy, Guilio Ceppi particularly values wood as a material because of its "incredibly diverse range of types, grain patterns, colors and dimensions."

This diversity, he says, gives architects and designers a wide range of choices for realizing their projects. "For flooring, there are very few other materials that offer a similar wealth of possibilities." He sees digitization as a key part of this. In many different ways, digitization is helping people realize individualized designs in wood. For instance, at the planning stage, customers can use online platforms to select their preferred products and keep track of quantities and costs in real-time; and at the production stage, technologies such as digital printing offer ample scope for personalized design.

Ceppi: "Digitization is bringing innovation to the entire wood value chain. One of the fundamental challenges for architecture and interior architecture – if we want to safeguard the future our planet – is to address the entire lifecycle of products and, indeed, of whole building projects."

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