Zollanvari: Online show with new designs extended until 1 April
From 23 March to 1 April (extended dates), Zollanvari invites everyone interested to its very first online exhibtion called "Cyber Esotericism". The show is a gift for Nouruz, the Iranian spring festival; all collections on display are correspondingly fresh and new. Its centrepiece is the Lion Collection with designs by the design studios NOV24 (Vienna) and SoFar SoNear (Milan), developed for Zollanvari's 75th anniversary.
Consumer Goods Digital Day in April
Messe Frankfurt is staging the Consumer Goods Digital Day, the joint digital format of the Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld and Paperworld trade fairs. On 20 April, the online event will offer the consumer-goods sector a place to meet, exchange ideas and information and order digitally. Among others, keynote speaker Sanjay Sauldie will address new opportunities through digital transformation and current retail trends that are gaining momentum due to the pandemic.
Taking place in May: Indian export fair IHGF
An actual fair with real visitors will take place in India from 19 to 23 May: the IHGF, export platform for all things home, lifestyle, fashion, textiles and furniture. The venue is the India Expo Center & Mart in Noida near Delhi; around 1,100 exhibitors are expected, including Jaipur Rugs.
Domotex 2021 becomes a three-day digital event
Due to the worldwide Corona pandemic, Domotex, the world's leading trade fair for floor coverings, will be held this year from 19 to 21 May as a purely digital event. The core element of the Domotex Digital Days is the live conference programme on Thursday, 20 May. Here, current and future-oriented topics of the international floor coverings industry will be addressed.
Short Survey on Custom-Order Rugs
Custom-order rugs and carpets will be a main topic in the next issue of Carpet Home. What role does this product group play in the retail trade? To find out, we have developed a short survey to give us an overview. Have fun taking part!
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Short Survey on Outdoor Carpets
Outdoor rugs and carpets will be a main topic in the next issue of Carpet Home. What role does this product group play in the retail trade? To find out, we have developed a short survey to give us an overview. Have fun taking part!
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Walter Knoll tours Northern Europe with showroom truck
Since furnishing fairs such as IMM Cologne and Salone have been cancelled, Walter Knoll will drive its trade fair stand to where its customers are: the supplier of design furnishing products will be touring Northern Europe with its roadshow truck from March to May – with several stops in Germany (Frankfurt, Leipzig, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Munich), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Belgium (Brussels), Switzerland (Basel, Zurich) and Austria (Vienna).
Rug Vista: IPO in March
In a press release, Rug Vista announced its intention to list its shares on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market, a stock exchange for smaller European companies. First day of trading is expected to be 18 March.
Balta: strong performance in fourth quarter of 2020
In a recent press release, Belgian machine weaver Balta presents its results for the fourth quarter of 2020 and the full financial year.
Consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter was EUR 151.1 million (-8% year-on-year) with adjusted EBITDA of EUR 27.9 million (+40.9%) - the company described the latter as "one of the strongest quarterly performances since the IPO". The adjusted EBITDA margin of 18.5% was also significantly higher than in the fourth quarter of 2019 (+12.1%).
Edelgrund with virtual showroom
Edelgrund, specialist for tasteful minimalist Mazandaran kilims, has opened its new virtual showroom. Visitors can navigate through the 3D carpet exhibition by mouse or keyboard and view Sofrehs, Mazandaran kilims and kilims designed by Ouwen Mori and Paolo Giordano. Visitors can also request more detailed information on the individual pieces.