With a host of new features, DOMOTEX will launch from January 12 to 15, 2023 at the Hannover Exhibition Center. It is already becoming apparent that the 33rd edition of the world’s most important trade show for carpets and floor coverings will be a strong and innovative event. Deutsche Messe has used the time of the pandemic hiatus to adapt the world’s leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings to changing market needs and to further strategic developments. From January 12 to 15, DOMOTEX will show several new features: a modern and optimized arrangement of the two newly introduced DOMOTEX labels “Rugs” and “Flooring” as well as an adapted hall structure will facilitate orientation. In addition, DOMOTEX offers even more application orientation and more special formats tailored to specific target groups for more atmosphere and more relevance.
“At the next DOMOTEX, there will be a lot of new things to discover. We have used the last year intensively to develop new participation opportunities for companies and to create a new brand experience for our trade show guests. Extremely valuable for us was and is the exchange with all market participants. The topic of sustainability and the circular economy play a major role. The last two years in particular have shown that topics such as resource efficiency, environmentally friendly products and production processes, but also difficult supply chains are increasingly coming to the fore. With its special showcase “THE GREEN COLLECTION”, DOMOTEX is focusing on the issue of sustainability and offering exhibitors and visitors a hands-on experience of the keynote theme. The ‘new’ DOMOTEX offers everyone involved plenty of scope for experience, orientation, innovation and inspiration, but also, of course, access to new customers, partners and suppliers. We will be presenting trends, innovations and lifestyle decentrally in the respective exhibition areas. Exhibitors and trade show guests can look forward to many innovative ideas. They can discover trends and innovations that will shape tomorrow’s business,” explains Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director DOMOTEX, Deutsche Messe AG.
Registrations above expectations
The status of registrations proves the positive response to DOMOTEX, which will be held as a hybrid show in January 2023. “Many exhibitors have already confirmed their participation in DOMOTEX even before registration was officially open,” adds Wedell-Castellano. “This once again underscores the importance of DOMOTEX as a global marketplace and a source of inspiration for the entire industry. And how important face-to-face meetings are for the industry. Well-known and long-standing exhibitors such as ABC Italia, IPEK – A. Ipektchi, Jaipur Rugs Company, Jambros Modern Flooring, Javi Home, Lila Valadan/ Naziri and Surya from the handmade carpet sector, as well as Empera, McThree, Merinos Oriental Weavers, Royal Hali, Solomon and Tisca from the machine-made carpet sector have already confirmed their participation. Also very encouraging are the commitments from CFL Flooring, Design Parquet, Falquon, Lamett, Li&Co, NOX and Swisskrono in the parquet, LVT and laminate segments. Furthermore, Aspecta, Balta, Betap, Condor, Infloor-Girloon and Oneflor from the textile and resilient sector and Eugen Lägler, Neuhofer, SELIT and Välinge from the application and installation technology sector have already registered.”
Two new strong labels: “Rugs” and “Flooring” as well as an adapted hall layout facilitate the market overview
Two new strong labels will be introduced at DOMOTEX 2023 to optimize orientation for attendees: “Rugs” and “Flooring” . The new hall layout will cover the northern section of the exhibition grounds, directly behind the main entrance NORTH 1, and will bring together the product groups of the two labels. It thus enables trade show attendees from the wholesale and retail trade, architecture, interior design, handicrafts and the furniture and furnishing trade to find their way around more easily: the world’s largest range of hand-made carpets will be presented in Halls 2 to 4. Machine-made carpets can be seen in Halls 5 and 6. Halls 2 to 6 thus form the “Rugs” label.
Products and practical solutions from application and installation technology will be at home in Hall 22 in future, directly adjacent to the hard floors and resilient floors in Hall 23. Textile floor coverings can be found just opposite in Halls 19/20. Halls 19 to 23 thus form the “Flooring” label.
New space for inspiration
The upcoming DOMOTEX will offer new formats and points of contact in all product areas. These include the new MOOD SPACES, booths designed by interior designers that represent current trends and express the floor and carpet as an integrated solution. The Spaces are a source of inspiration for the furniture trade and interior designers and, in the spirit of the concept store format, show which products can be combined to form a themed world. The MOOD SPACES will be located in Hall 6.
With the likewise new special display area “THE GREEN COLLECTION”, the theme of sustainability will be focused on in a central area in Hall 23 and presented in an inspiring ambience. In line with the keynote theme FLOORED BY NATURE , the special area THE GREEN COLLECTION will provide an overview of products and production processes from carpet and flooring manufacturers that stand for sustainability. These curated exhibitor contributions provide orientation and inspiration for anyone seeking information on sustainable products and, thanks to corresponding manufacturer credentials, make it easier to find products at DOMOTEX. THE GREEN COLLECTION covers the topics Eco-Friendly Products, Healthy Products, Sustainable Production and Social Responsibility. Current research projects and thus a glimpse into the future of carpeting and flooring are also offered here. In addition, certifiers have the opportunity to present themselves here. This area is rounded off by a conference program that addresses current topics, a presentation corner for universities and institutes, and a catering area.
For years, the international Carpet Design Awards (CDA) presented by COVER and HALI Magazines have been inseparably linked with DOMOTEX. Next year, designers and manufacturers will be honored again with these awards.