DOMOTEX 2018 is to open with an array of new highlights and features in the carpet and rug sector, from 12 – 15 January at the Hannover Exhibition Center.
DOMOTEX 2018 is predicting that the 30th edition of the world tradeshow for carpets and floor coverings will be a very strong and innovative affair, sporting an extensive lineup of new features. The show will have a strong overarching focus on the ‘megatrend’ of product individualisation, as reflected in the keynote theme of ‘Unique Universe’.
In today’s globalised and digitised world, consumers are increasingly looking for ways to express their individuality. Consequently, the products and services they use to shape their lives, including at home, are becoming more personalised and tailored.
The revamped hall configuration physically clusters allied product groups, making it much easier for visitors from all professional backgrounds, whether wholesale or retail, architecture, interior design, the skilled trades, or furniture or furnishing retail, to find their way around and survey the market.
Hall 9 is the new jewel in the crown of DOMOTEX. It is the home of the Framing Trends display area, a richly diverse and immersive showcase in which established companies, industry newcomers and artists will engage with the keynote theme in an array of creatively staged displays. Framing Trends comprises four distinct zones, where visitors will be able to experience and interact with all kinds of out-of-the-box ideas and designs.
Next-door, exhibitors will partner with interior designers to craft inspiring spaces and lifestyle realms in the Living Spaces zone.
The NuThinkers zone is where students and young designers will redefine interior design with a dazzling array of unconventional ideas and product prototypes.
The upcoming show will feature a captivating program of speaking events – the DOMOTEX Talks – inspired by the “UNIQUE YOUNIVERSE” keynote theme.
The Carpet Design Awards are another Hall 9 highlight. The internationally coveted award honors the world’s best new designer carpets in eight categories. The 24 carpets shortlisted for the award will be on display in Hall 9 for the duration of DOMOTEX.