DOMOTEX 2018 (12–15 January) is opening in just a few days' time with lots of tailwind and a fresher and more innovative look & feel than ever. Thanks to the show's revamped site and hall layout for optimal orientation and navigation, "UNIQUE YOUNIVERSE" as a keynote theme putting the focus squarely on today's hot individualization trend, and an immersive and interactive array of displays for maximum inspiration, the 30th staging of DOMOTEX is set to be its most vibrant and engaging to date.
"DOMOTEX is putting a new spin on how we look at floor coverings. Attendees can discover the very latest trends and innovations in a more direct and experiential way than ever, thanks to a host of appealing showcases put together by exhibiting firms, artists and up-and-coming young designers. They can also pick up lots of valuable insight and know-how thanks to an attractive series of guided tours, lectures and workshops," remarked Dr. Andreas Gruchow as the member of Deutsche Messe's Managing Board responsible for DOMOTEX. "Visitors can look forward to an absolute feast of new ideas in interior design and lifestyle," he added. Another important change is that the run of the show has been moved forward by a day and is now Friday–Monday instead of Saturday–Tuesday.
Biggest exhibitor turnout in the history of DOMOTEX
The changes to the DOMOTEX format have been well received by the market. 1,615 companies from more than 60 nations are coming to Hannover to showcase the future of retail, industrial production and craftsmanship in carpets and flooring. "That's the biggest exhibitor turnout in the history of DOMOTEX," explained Gruchow. "What's more, over 85% of the exhibitors are from abroad. The show is has also topped all expectations with regard to booked space. In fact, this is the first time DOMOTEX has ever filled as much as 106,000 square meters." Apart from Germany, the biggest exhibiting nations at this year's DOMOTEX are Turkey, India, Belgium and China, followed by the Netherlands, Iran, Italy, Egypt and the USA.