HBL Tradeshows: Live from Domotex 2011

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Floor to Heaven at Domotex 2011
WGSN-homebuildlife visited Hanover this week for its annual flooring tradeshow, Domotex. To read our entire live report from the event, subscribers should click here; to whet your appetite, here are the three key trends we noted at the event. 

Neon accents: Designers apply neon highlights to traditional designs or set them against a neutral background

Carpetus at Domotex 2011
Create your own: A trend that is particularly geared towards the youth market, manufacturers create ‘build your own’ carpets that are packaged in handy boxes that the customer can carry out of the store

Carpetus at Domotex 2011
Dye effects: WGSN observed a trend for upcycling old, worn-out carpets with overdyes and adding interest to plain flat-weave rugs with tie-dye and dip-dye techniques