For me Januari means the start of a new fair season and visiting Domotex. The world’s leading trade show for floor covering with exhibitioners and buyers from all over the world. A fair filled with inspirational events, workshops and great experiences for retailers and private visitors.

At Domotex there is something for everyone, from colourful handmade or machine-made rugs to parquet, wood and laminate flooring. Some brands really take an effort to create a universe fitting their design. For me those are the ones that are such fun to cover on the blog and on my social media and Pinterest.



Two days at Domotex

During two days I showed you my most  interesting finds on Social Media  Have a look at my Instagram  At my Domotex Pinterest album  you will find all images I made in the coming days.
There were different interesting installations, of which I will show some in the coming weeks in a separate blogspot. For now a round up of some of the events and rugs that caught my eye.

 

Inside italy

The special display Insight Italy was created to answer the question ‘”What’s inside Italy” In two different halls showing Italy’s contribution to the development of materials linked to interior design.

‘Divina’ was one of the exhibitions curated by Camilla Bellini. In recent years she occasionally joined our team and panel discussions. A real tribute to Italy, celebrating Italian creativity, genius and know-how through an exhibition of design products contextualised in naturalistic and architectural landscapes.

It was a journey through different Italian regions. Italian music filled the room. Then, walking through the entrance to the exhibition, you walk on a section of the dome of the Pantheon, the best preserved architectural masterpiece of ancient Rome in the world.

 

 

Midnight in a palace

‘Midnight in a palace’, an installation by  Lila Valadan  and one of the highlights at this year’s Domotex. This exhibition had it all, 12 mesmerizing art installations where divine rug artistry, culture, design, and art came together and gave us a glimpse of the Persian weaving culture, colourful and mystic. I have made lots of images I will share in a separate blogpost.

 

Jute & and Green Carpet design winners

I have always been interested in how Jute is used in different carpets. Sometimes it feels rough and other times super soft. But always interesting because of the colors, which come close to my personal palette. I spotted several carpets, some pure natural and others with geometric patterns.

 

I was particularly impressed by the large collection of  Mangalan (sorry for the blurry pictures taken from my story) which as I later discovered was one of the winners of the Green Collection Awards. A price for Sustainability in the Carpet and Floor Covering Industry. Next to Tisca who presented different new carpets , including the beautiful new Opal rug pictured below.

 

Beautiful also the jute carpets by Anisa


Anisa


 

Mood Spaces by Holly Becker

Holly Becker of Decor8 was invited to create different Mood Spaces and together with Concept store Möbel Staude and Paint brand Caparol  icons. Six spaces filled with color, interior trends, and the profound impact of design on our emotions. Lena Petersen crafted a mesmerizing mural over a span of three days, and there were different presentations and workshops in the space.

Designed to inspire, the installations illustrate the dynamic interplay between color and design on floors and walls, as well as with carpets, lighting, accessories, and soft furnishings.

 

Six Mood Spaces by Holly Becker


Calm the senses – In a whirlwind of thoughts , create a tranquil nook and relax

Calm the senses – In a whirlwind of thoughts , create a tranquil nook and relax


Calm the senses – In a whirlwind of thoughts , create a tranquil nook and relax

 


Imperfectly Perfect – Wabi Sabi celebrates Imperfection and Nature’s beauty

Imperfectly Perfect – Wabi Sabi celebrates Imperfection and Nature’s beauty

 

Creative collector – A sanctuary of curated treasures, where each object whispers stories of personal journeys and passions


Creative collector – A sanctuary of curated treasures, where each object whispers stories of personal journeys and passions

 

Mindful modularity – Remote work is the norm, so design evolves to support us

 

Color Curiosity – Be progressing in your color approach, open and willing to change the status quo

Happy Spaces – Infuse your space with a happy playful touch by balancing crisp lines with vibrant prints

 



 

Unlimited Stye Rugs

One last Rug company I would like to show is Unlimited Style Rugs, a reputed carpet manufacturer in India that makes rugs for top international interior designers, high end furniture stores and architects, primarily based in Europe. I visit their stand every year and really love their work.

 

I could go on and on as there were so many beautiful brands with the most special handcrafted rugs. I however, do not want to overload you with images on here, you will find all images I made in my Domotex Pinterest album in the coming days.

 

Thank you so much Domotex and Holly, it has been a pleasure!
Written in collaboration with Domotex

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