Heimtextil 2023: 44,000 visitors came to Frankfurt
Heimtexil, the leading international trade fair for home and household textiles, ended on 12 January. According to the fair management, 44,000 visitors and 2,400 exhibitors from 129 nations attended the four days of the fair. The strongest visitor countries included Germany, Italy, Turkey, the USA, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Pakistan, India and Greece. Compared to 2020, Heimtextil 2023 recorded an increase in internationality to 94 percent among exhibitors and 82 percent among visitors.
Read Carpet Home I/2023 online
In Carpet Home I/2023 one focus is Domotex. After a two-year pandemic break, the carpet world can meet again in Hanover. Carpet Home spoke to Sonia Wedell-Castellano (Global Director Domotex) in the run-up and looks at the extensive side programme. The cover story is dedicated to Otto Golze. In 2023, the German family business is celebrating its 150th anniversary. In the Interview of the Month, we talk to Johanna Kolckmann and Cornelius Sorg from AKO - A. Kolckmann about the next generation of carpet underlays.
English version of Carpet Home I/2023
German version of Carpet Home I/2023
Federal Cartel Authority: XXXLutz participation in Möbel Braun approved
The approval of the Cartel Authority was still pending. Now it is official: XXXLutz acquires a 50% stake in Braun Möbel-Center. The management of Braun Möbel-Center will remain in the hands of the previous owner Matthias Bader and the long-standing managing director Christoph Bürker.
RugsUSA: Alyssa Steele appointed CEO
The e-commerce retailer RugsUSA, announced the appointment of Alyssa Steele as CEO. Steele brings 15 years of retail and e-commerce experience. Interim CEO Dinesh Lathi will continue with the Rugs USA and return to his prior role as chairman of the board of directors.
Peter Willborg's "Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiâri" only available free of charge until 20 December
Peter Willborg's book "Chahar Mahal va Bakhtiâri" from 2022 is a reference work for Bakhtiar carpets. After the author's death, the remnants of the book are to be destroyed at short notice. For this reason, the staff of Willborg's carpet gallery in Stockholm have launched an appeal to preserve as many books as possible for the carpet world. The books will be given away free of charge to anyone who is interested. Only the transport costs have to be paid. The minimum quantity is 6 books (= 17,6 kg). Please contact Marie Gilmore at Thomson Colour Printers until 20 December 2022. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMM Spring Edition introduces "Pure Galleries"
With the Pure Galleries exhibition format, the IMM Spring Edition of IMM Cologne in June 2023 is to be made extra lively. The name says it all with the new concept: inspired by generous exhibition formats from the art sector, the spaces of Pure Galleries are to convey the atmosphere of an art gallery. In Hall 11.2, around 75 stands in various sizes, shapes and arrangements will provide a home for well-known brand manufacturers from the furnishing sector.
Carpet Retailer of the Year 2023: Carpet Star Award Ceremony at Domotex
Carpet Home is returning after a two-year break in the action to present the Carpet Stars again at the upcoming Domotex, awarded to carpet traders for exemplary sales and selling concepts. This year’s Stars will be awarded in the four categories of Exemplary Carpet Retailer, Exemplary Carpet Department, Exemplary Online Carpet Retailer and Exemplary Multichannel Carpet Retailer, with a special award additionally presented for Lifetime Achievement.
Imm Cologne: Spierenburg and Sanden take over management
A duo will be responsible for Imm Cologne in future: Dick Spierenburg and Bernd Sanden are taking over the management of the Cologne furnishing fair from Claire Steinbrück, who is now working as Business Unit Manager Food Technology in Koelnmesse's Food Division.
Viva Magenta is the Pantone colour of 2023
Viva Magenta with the colour number 18-750 is the Pantone colour of the year 2023. The US colour professionals have been selecting their favourite colour for the coming year for more than 20 years. Magenta 18-750 is "a shade rooted in nature from the red family that expresses a new signal of strength," according to a press release.
Jan Kath: Family Affair 2023
Jan Kath is inviting the carpet trade to attend his in-house exhibition titled Family Affair in Bochum, to be held for the eighth time now. It doesn’t quite do justice to the event to call it an “in-house exhibition”, for as its name indicates, there is really a feeling of being part of a carpet family in Bochum. The show is thus quite social in nature, very much about getting together and enjoying each other’s company, with many guests staying on into the night, talking over good food. Jan and his team will be presenting a number of innovations at the exhibition from 9 - 14 January, including the Insert Coin collection.