Hannover, Germany—Domotex 2022 will feature several innovations during the show, to be held as a hybrid event Jan. 13-16, 2022: a modern and optimized design of the two new Domotex labels, “Carpets and Rugs” and “Floor and Wall,” as well as an adapted hall structure that is designed to facilitate orientation. An expanded range of products and services should increase efficiency. In addition, the show will focus even more on application and special formats tailored to target groups that increase atmosphere and relevance.
“We will present trends, innovations and lifestyle in a decentralized way in the respective display areas,” said Sonia Wedell-Castellano, global director Domotex, Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover. “Exhibitors and attendees can look forward to many innovative ideas. They can discover trends and innovations that will shape tomorrow’s business. We are particularly pleased with relevant exhibitors that we have been able to ‘reconquer’ for the upcoming event. Being able to meet the entire flooring industry face-to-face again in Hannover in January 2022 is a real highlight after the long pandemic. This makes the preparations even more fun.”
Registration level exceeds expectations
According to show organizers, the current registration status attests to the positive response to Domotex, which will be a hybrid event. “Many exhibitors have already confirmed their participation at Domotex even before registration was officially open,” Wedell-Castellano said. “This once again underscores the importance of Domotex as a global marketplace and a source of inspiration for the entire industry. The importance of face-to-face meetings for the industry cannot be underrated.”
Renowned and long-standing exhibitors such as IPEK – A. Ipektchi, Galleria Battilossi, Jaipur Rugs Company, Jambros Modern Flooring, Javi Home, Rezas Oriental and Modern Rugs and Zollanvari from the handmade carpet sector as well as Oriental Weavers Carpet, Obsession and Royal Hali from the machine-made carpet sector already confirmed their participation, Wedell-Castellano added.
Two new labels: “Carpet and Rugs” and “Floor and Wall”
Two new labels will be introduced at Domotex 2022 to optimize orientation for visitors. The adjusted hall layout is designed to bring together product groups from the two labels in terms of space, enabling attendees from the wholesale and retail trade, architecture, interior design, crafts and the furniture and furnishings trade to find their way around more easily. Halls two to four will showcase the world’s largest range of handmade carpets. Machine-made woven carpets can be seen in halls five to seven. Halls two to seven will be “Carpet and Rugs.”
Products and practical solutions from application and installation technology will be in hall 12, directly adjacent to textile floor coverings in hall 11 and hard flooring and resilient flooring in hall 13. In addition, greater emphasis will be placed on the extended range of products including the wall solutions that exhibitors regularly show at Domotex. Therefore, halls 11 to 13 will be “Floor and Wall.”
New show days
Starting next year, Domotex will take place from Thursday to Sunday (previously Friday to Monday). This means that Domotex 2022 will start on January 13 and remain open until January 16. With the new sequence of days, Domotex said it is responding to the wishes of numerous visitors and exhibitors to open the show as early as Thursday and offer two consecutive working days.
Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor, Shanghai—international trade show for carpets and floor coverings in the Asia-Pacific region—will be held on May 25-27, 2022, instead of March due to overlap with official government dates. The venue will be on the NECC grounds. Domotex Turkey, Gaziantep—leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings in Turkey—is scheduled for the fall of 2021.