Only about two and a half months left until the launch of DOMOTEX 2023, the world’s leading trade fair for carpet and floor coverings in Hanover. The upcoming event offers from the 12th to the 15th January again numerous highlights in all areas of offer.
Hanover. Imaginative productions, presentations of sustainable products and an inspiring conference program must be discovered as part of DOMOTEX 2023. “After this long time, we are pleased to finally be able to offer an eventful and innovative DOMOTEX again. In January, trade fair visitors can look forward to new formats and contact points as well as a lot of inspiration and information in all exhibition areas,” explains Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director of DOMOTEX.
Strong lectures and discussions at DOMOTEX ON STAGE
The topics of sustainability and circular economy run like a common thread through the DOMOTEX ON STAGE conference program, which takes place in Hall 23 as part of the special area THE GREEN COLLECTION. Interested listeners can expect varied and informative contributions on the focus topics “Connecting Markets”, “Conscious Living” and “Colourful Nature” . These include the following lectures:
- Luxury carpets must be sustainable – Michael Christie, author and editor of the blog “The Ruggist”
- Customer experience as a sense of success in B2B retail – Kai Hudetz, IFH Cologne
- Sustainability in Interior Design – Elina Grigoriou, interior designer and sustainability expert
- Supply Chain Act – Bernd Lange, Member of the European Parliament
- As well as many other contributions from speakers from politics, associations, interior design and trade.
With speakers from these different areas, DOMOTEX ON STAGE offers a holistic view of the challenges of sustainable design in the carpet and flooring industry.
Mood Spaces – Inspiring room installations
With the new Mood Spaces, DOMOTEX offers specialist retailers and objectors an exciting inspiration area: Room installations designed by five international interior designers represent current furnishing trends and reflect the interaction between flooring and interior design. In the sense of the concept store formats, the installations also show how products can form a theme world in combination.
The mood spaces are curated and designed under the direction of Holly Becker, interior designer, blogger and trend expert from Hanover. In addition to Holly Becker, the well-known designers Mark Braun, Peter Fehrentz and Sebastian Herkner as well as the interdisciplinary design duo Studio Besau-Marguerre, consisting of Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau, participate in the room installations. The mood spaces can be found in the “Rugs” section in Hall 2.
Nominees and winners – award ceremonies at DOMOTEX 2023
In January 2023, several award ceremonies will take place at DOMOTEX. As part of the internationally renowned Carpet Design Award (CDA), the world’s most beautiful designer carpets are awarded in eight categories in cooperation with COVER and HALI. The finalist carpets will be on display until the end of DOMOTEX in Hall 2. The live award ceremony of the CDA will take place on the second day of the fair.
The winners of Parkett Star, Carpet Star and Green Collection will also be duly honored. The award ceremonies take place on the 12th. January as part of the DOMOTEX ON STAGE. The Green Collection winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m. and the Star parquet will be awarded at 5:00 p.m.
Under this title, the degree program Textile Design of the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart presents exhibits from the design project of the same name. In addition to great technical freedom, sustainability plays an essential role in this project. The students also deal with questions about aesthetics, design, modernity, environmental awareness, practicality and limits of textile floor coverings. The exhibition will show individual steps from the process from design to sample development to finished carpets, which were realized by TISCA in consultation with the students.
Popularity of the flooring industry is great
The anticipation of the DOMOTEX 2023 is great. More than 700 exhibitors from almost 50 countries have confirmed their participation.
For Caglar Kepekci, General Manager of Merinos, participation in the upcoming event is a matter of course: “We will definitely take part in DOMOTEX in January 2023. It is the largest industry meeting with an international character and an absolute must for us. DOMOTEX is the ideal platform to meet existing trading partners, interested parties and colleagues from the industry and to efficiently present our innovations to a wide audience in a short time.”
Eduardo Diaz, Association Board Member of UNIFAM, is also looking forward to the event: “UNIFAM, the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Carpets, Carpets and Accessories, welcomes the new edition of the world’s largest flooring Fair with new enthusiasm to present its innovations, which are the result of constant efforts at research, development and innovation.”
On the visitor side, the response to the event taking place in January is also extremely positive. Michael Roithner, central buyer for floor coverings and carpets of POCO Einrichtungsmärkte GmbH, plans to “visit DOMOTEX 2023 on all four days of the fair.”
DOMOTEX | The World of Flooring
DOMOTEX 2023 will take place from the 12th to the 15th. January at the Hanover Exhibition Center.