Domotex Asia to be held in Shenzen in August
Due to the current Corona situation, Domotex Asia / Chinafloor had to be postponed. Actually, the flooring trade fair for the Asia-Pacific region was to take place in Shanghai in April. Now the new date is fixed - and a new location. The fair will be held from August 31 to September 2 in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Shenzhen has experienced a strong upswing in recent years. As a central city in the Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macau metropolitan area, Shenzen would have a "multiplier effect," the organizers say.
Domotex 2023 focused on sustainability
With the keynote theme "Floored by Nature," Domotex, which is scheduled to take place in Hanover from January 12 to 15, 2023, is focusing on the topic of sustainability. In doing so, the flooring trade show aims to address issues surrounding healthy, natural and sustainable living in our working and living spaces. "The resource-saving use of materials, the circular economy, a new sourcing debate, healthy living and working, and advancing digitalization in all areas of life are also shaping the flooring industry and with it the world's leading trade show Domotex. 'Floored by Nature', stands for sustainable and natural materials that are taking over our living spaces. Inspired and fascinated by nature, 'Floored by Nature' means discovering new environmentally compatible possibilities and making optimum use of existing resources. The goal: to create healthy, sustainable and at the same time inspiring spaces," says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Global Director Domotex, Deutsche Messe AG, explaining the 2023 keynote theme.
Flanders Flooring Days: very positive response
Ten Belgian flooring manufacturers at twelve locations, no more than 50 minutes apart by car: the first edition of the Flanders Flooring Days took place in Belgium from 2 to 5 May. The event, a joint project of the participating exhibitors on the initiative of Jan Dossche (Coretec Floors), was organised within a very short time after major trade fairs such as Domotex had been unable to take place for two years due to Corona. The following suppliers invited visitors to their showrooms in Flanders: Associated Weavers, Balta, Beaulieu International Group, Coretec Floors, ITC, IVC Group, Lano Carpet Solutions, Modulyss, Ragolle and Unilin.
Ambiente trade fair: high demand ahead of re-launch
Messe Frankfurt is already pleased with the high demand for Ambiente, which will take place from February 3 to 7, 2023, and announces that it will sharpen its hall layout for this reason. "The reactions from the market are very impressive. We have received great trust and acceptance from our customers, as well as an unconditional desire for placement at the upcoming Ambiente. For this reason, we will specifically strengthen hall occupancy in growth areas, consistently leverage synergies and think short distances at the same time. In this way, we will create an even more advantageous link with the leading trade fairs Christmasworld and Creativeworld, which will be held in parallel, and their product ranges," says Yvonne Engelmann, Director Ambiente Living, Giving, Working.
Impressions of the Carpet Week Hamburg 2022
The first edition of Carpet Week Hamburg took place from 4 to 11 May. At this new in-house fair format, 26 suppliers of handmade carpets opened their warehouses and showrooms for their trade customers. The Carpet Home editorial team was on site, of course. There will be a detailed article in Carpet Home issue III/2022, which will be published in July.
New XXXLutz store in Switzerland
Austrian furniture giant XXXLutz plans to open a new 13,000 m2 furniture store in the Swiss municipality of Dietikon, near Zurich, this summer. The building permit for the project has been in place for a good two years. According to information from the Limmataler Zeitung, it is now clear that the starting signal for the store near the freeway junction will be given this summer 2022.
Mömax opens 46th store in Berlin
Mömax continues its expansion. In Berlin, the Austrian furniture chain is already opening its 46th store in Germany. In total, the company, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, now operates 99 furniture stores in nine European countries. "We are particularly pleased to celebrate the opening of what is already our third store in Berlin in our anniversary year. We are by far one of the fastest growing furniture retail concepts," said Tobias Weisse, store manager of the new Mömax store.
Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2022 postponed
Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 2022, originally scheduled to be held from 25 to 27 May in Shanghai this year, will be postponed. In view of the severe situation of the Covid 19 pandemic and the further tightening of prevention and control in several Chinese provinces the fair will not take place as planned, new dates and other details will be announced soon.
Interview: “A huge variety of carpets at one place – all within one week”
Carpet Week Hamburg: it’s time to get up close and personal with carpets again, to not only see but also touch … discovering new products and trends, engaging in dialogue and placing a few orders too, of course. The Carpet Week initiative will bring more than 20 high-energy carpet wholesalers together in Hamburg (Germany) as they open their warehouse doors for international trade visitors. With the Domotex trade fair having been cancelled twice in a row now due to the pandemic, this concept was devised to fill the gap, providing an intriguing new platform for the industry. Carpet Home talked to event initiators (and exhibitors) Homayoun Farhadian of Faradj & Homayoun Farhadian and Dr. Ali Ipektchi of Ipek – A. Ipektchi.
Henrik Bo Jørgensen to leave Rug Vista
Rug Vista CFO Henrik Bo Jørgensen has announced that he has decided to leave the company in July 2022. “I am sad to see Henrik leave, and I want to thank him for his commitment and contribution during his time at Rug Vista. We wish him all the best moving forward”, says Michael Lindskog, CEO of Rug Vista. The recruitment process for a new CFO will be initiated immediately.