"For me, traveling and attending trade shows is about being open minded and curious about the world and finding new inspiration. In the case of DOMOTEX, my reason for attending is also to research my projects and meet up with interesting people who may turn out to be future cooperation partners." Ester Bruzkus, Trendscout DOMOTEX 2019
What floor-related associations does the new keynote theme "CREATE'N'CONNECT" have for you?
In my line of work, the floor is fundamental to the entire interior design concept. Floors in shared areas enable direct connections between people and are therefore a vitally important part of any interior design. They also have to look fabulous, be easy-care, non-slip and resistant to dirt and corrosive substances. For my architecture firm and for me as a professional, the floor is always the biggest challenge of every project and hence also one of the most important project milestones.
The floor is a connecting element of design and social interaction in all spaces. When I remodeled my apartment in Berlin, I used concrete on the floor and ceiling as a connecting element of the overall interior design concept.
CREATE'N'CONNECT sums up my feelings about DOMOTEX 2019: I’m really looking forward to connecting with exciting new manufacturers and the creative people behind them and to discovering new products and the possibilities they open up. I can't wait to find out how tomorrow’s floors might function as a connecting element in my work, whether in the form of uniquely innovative and sustainable materials, technical innovations involving light, power and heating, or new kinds of seamless floor coverings.
About Ester Bruzkus
Born in Haifa, Israel, and raised in West Berlin, architect Ester Bruzkus has an unerring instinct for combining influences and styles from all around the world. After completing her studies in architecture at École d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville and Technische Universität Berlin, she started her own architecture and interior design practice, Ester Bruzkus Architekten, in Berlin in 2002. Since then, her firm has realized numerous projects worldwide, including Restaurant Tim Raue in Berlin and a string of projects for the AZIMUT hotel chain at locations ranging from Moscow to Vladivostok.
Bruzkus’s work is holistic in approach, using creative solutions to build new and exciting spaces. The fascinating interplay between space and light, material and color is very much to the fore in her philosophy, and the aim of her projects is always to craft unique solutions that meet the individual requirements of her clients.
At DOMOTEX 2019, Ester Bruzkus will be talking part in the Talks program and will be giving a speed presentation on crossover design and fusion architecture.