DOMOTEX 2020, 10 - 13 January

DOMOTEX 2017: Trends barometer for global floor coverings industry

Running from 14 to 17 January 2017 in Hannover, Germany, the DOMOTEX tradeshow will once again serve as the epicenter for all things concerning floor coverings.

07 Oct. 2016

As the leading trade fair for the international floor coverings industry, the event showcases innovations and trends that set the tone for the coming season. Some 1,350 exhibitors from more than 60 nations are expected in Hannover for the event.

Young designers hone in on latest trends

This new DOMOTEX format features presentations by up-and-coming young designers from Germany, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Turkey, who will unveil the latest big trends. A highly personal take on the flooring trends of the future will be offered by Bilge Nur Saltik, based in Istanbul and London, Jane Briggs and Christy Cole from Glasgow, Klaas Kuiken from Arnhem, Hanne Willmann from Berlin and Victoria Wilmotte from Paris. These young designers will present their findings in Hall 9. DOMOTEX visitors can draw inspiration and be part of a roundtable discussion with the designers. The project is supervised by the award-winning Munich-based industrial designer Stefan Diez.

Forum for year’s best innovations

The Young Designer Trends Table is a new feature of Innovations@DOMOTEX – a successful showcase of innovations being staged for the fourth season in 2017. A special highlight will consist of the Innovations@DOMOTEX areas in halls 6, 9 and 17, featuring staged presentations of a prizewinning selection of exhibitor innovations.

Big-name speakers tackle latest industry topics

The format will be rounded out by talks and discussion rounds ("Dialogues") featuring high-caliber architects and designers from Caramel (Vienna), Sauerbruch Hutton (Berlin), Peter Haimerl. Architektur (Munich), Plajer & Franz Studio (Berlin), the InteriorPark online shop and designers from the Young Designer Trends Table. A central focus of the presentations will be on the topics of "Future Living", "Trend Spotting", "Space & Acoustics" and "Consulting & Sustainability".

Trends discussion with star designer Alfredo Häberli

The internationally known designer Alfredo Häberli will be a special guest at DOMOTEX, where he will share his extensive expertise and provide added inspiration to his audience. The Swiss design icon is known for his diverse array of designs and high-class labels. Visitors can gain additional information by taking part in the guided tours offered on themes covered in the "Dialogues". They are especially geared to architects, interior designers and designers in attendance at DOMOTEX to research new approaches to the use of floor coverings. In addition, architecture and design experts will take their tour groups to view choice product innovations, as selected by the Innovations@DOMOTEX jury.

New jury for Carpet Design Awards

Next year's jury will consist of new experts from the international rugs and carpets sector. The jury will be chaired by multiple award-winning carpet designer Stephanie Odegard from New York, with the other jury members consisting of Vanessa Brady, founder of the Society of British and International Design based in London, Wilhard Kühne, carpet specialist and buyer from Dogern in Germany, and Kistaa Saksi, artist and designer from the Netherlands. The fifth jury member has not yet been named. The Carpet Design Awards jury will select the best three designer carpets in a total of eight different categories, which will be displayed during DOMOTEX at the Innovations@DOMOTEX area in Hall 17. The winners in each category will be honored at an awards ceremony on Sunday, 15 January 2017.

Product and material diversity in 12 exhibition halls

With a trade audience from retailing and wholesaling, architecture, interior design, skilled trades and the furniture and home furnishings sector, the DOMOTEX product offerings range from textile and resilient floor coverings for residential and commercial property to machine- and handmade carpets, parquet, laminate flooring and floor coverings for outdoors as well as installation and application technology. International market leaders from all of these categories will be represented at the Hannover event. Apart from Germany, the biggest exhibitor nations (in terms of display space) are Turkey, Belgium, India, China, the Netherlands and Iran, followed by Italy, Egypt and the United States.