DOMOTEX 2015 Hannover - January 17 to 20

Free Guided Tours with 9 architects, designers and journalists – in cooperation with Stylepark and Deutsche Messe, World-Architects organised Guided Tours with Susanne Brandherm, Stefan Diez, Thomas Geuder, Monika Lepel, Sylvia Leydecker, Roberto Palomba, Karsten Schmidt-Hoensdorf, and André Schmidt. The tours will be held in English or German, started at the Innovations@DOMOTEX Area in Hall 6 F30 and lasted approximately 2 hours. Each of the tours pointed out highlights at DOMOTEX 2015, the leading trade fair for floor coverings.


Guided Tours

Tour 1 : André Schmidt
 MATTER practice for architecture and urbanism, Berlin | www.matter-matters.com
January 17 Tour, Saturday 10.30 am - 12.30 pm, Meeting Point: Hall 6 | F30


André Schmidt, MATTER practice for architecture and urbanism, Berlin
„From surface to space – Our goal was to create a design for the three Innovations@DOMOTEX areas that is exceptional and makes visitors curious about the innovations. The idea of creating space out of a folded surface was the basis for the design of each of the three areas. This overall approach remains clearly visible, while being customized to the characteristics of each individual product groups.” André Schmidt


Tour 2 : Roberto Palomba
Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, architects and designers, Milan | www.palombaserafini.com
January 17 Tour, Saturday 3.30 - 5.30 pm, Meeting Point: Hall 6 | F30


Roberto Palomba, Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, architects and designers, Milan
„Architecture is a three-dimensional box, on the ground we stand with our feet. In this sense, the bottom is the basic side of the box. In fact, soils were formerly covered with precious carpets decorated such as Persians, to emphasize the importance of this page. Compared to earlier today there is no dominant style, any kind of interior design can be represented by the floor. In the future we will have boxes that have their floors, walls and ceilings on the same surface. Because then it will be possible to use materials which are extended to 360°” Roberto Palomba


Tour 3 : Stefan Diez
 Stefan Diez, Office for Industrial Design, Munich | www.stefan-diez.com
„By designing the Innovations@Domotex areas in hall 6 and 7 we want to invite the fair guests to get information, to be surprised by novelties and also to relax. I think we have managed to form extraordinary areas.” Wilko Hoffmann - See more at: http://v1.world-architects.com/en/pages/page_item/domotex-2015-guided-tours/1#sthash.gQKU28Z8.dpuf
„By designing the Innovations@Domotex areas in hall 6 and 7 we want to invite the fair guests to get information, to be surprised by novelties and also to relax. I think we have managed to form extraordinary areas.” Wilko Hoffmann - See more at: http://v1.world-architects.com/en/pages/page_item/domotex-2015-guided-tours/1#sthash.gQKU28Z8.dpuf
January 18 Tour, Sunday 10.30 - 12.30 am, Meeting Point: Hall 6 | F30


Stefan Diez, Office for Industrial Design, Munich
„It’s difficult for consumers to make the connection between floors and modern interior design. And in order to bridge this gap they would need to have a different vocabulary at their fingertips. Which is precisely what we are offering with «Innovations@DOMOTEX».” Stefan Diez


Tour 4 : Monika Lepel
Lepel & Lepel – Architektur, Innenarchitektur, Cologne | www.lepel-lepel.de
January 18 Tour, Sunday 3.30 - 5.30 pm, Meeting Point: Hall 6 | F30


Monika Lepel, Lepel & Lepel – Architektur, Innenarchitektur, Cologne
„The floor finish is the design basis of every room and has invaluable importance for its effect. The guided tour through the Domotex expedition offered a wonderful opportunity to talk about space, based on new developments and trends: exploring options, discussing effects, sharing impressions, enjoying inspirations.” Monika Lepel

Tour 5 : Susanne Brandherm
 brandherm + krumrey interior architecture, Colgone, Hamburg | www.b-k-i.de
„By designing the Innovations@Domotex areas in hall 6 and 7 we want to invite the fair guests to get information, to be surprised by novelties and also to relax. I think we have managed to form extraordinary areas.” Wilko Hoffmann - See more at: http://v1.world-architects.com/en/pages/page_item/domotex-2015-guided-tours/1#sthash.gQKU28Z8.dpuf
„By designing the Innovations@Domotex areas in hall 6 and 7 we want to invite the fair guests to get information, to be surprised by novelties and also to relax. I think we have managed to form extraordinary areas.” Wilko Hoffmann - See more at: http://v1.world-architects.com/en/pages/page_item/domotex-2015-guided-tours/1#sthash.gQKU28Z8.dpuf
January 19 Tour, Monday 10.30 - 12.30 am, Meeting Point: Hall 6 | F30


Susanne Brandherm, brandherm + krumrey interior architecture, Cologne, Hamburg
„I wanted to surprise our guests. Different designs and aspects, or everything the same? A little world of wonders, a surprise box full with attractive floors!” Susanne Brandherm


Tour 6 : Karsten Schmidt-Hoensdorf
 IDA 14 Innenarchitektur, Design, Architektur, Zurich | www.ida14.ch
„By designing the Innovations@Domotex areas in hall 6 and 7 we want to invite the fair guests to get information, to be surprised by novelties and also to relax. I think we have managed to form extraordinary areas.” Wilko Hoffmann - See more at: http://v1.world-architects.com/en/pages/page_item/domotex-2015-guided-tours/1#sthash.gQKU28Z8.dpuf
„By designing the Innovations@Domotex areas in hall 6 and 7 we want to invite the fair guests to get information, to be surprised by novelties and also to relax. I think we have managed to form extraordinary areas.” Wilko Hoffmann - See more at: http://v1.world-architects.com/en/pages/page_item/domotex-2015-guided-tours/1#sthash.gQKU28Z8.dpuf
January 19 Tour, Monday 3.30 - 5.30 pm, Meeting Point: Hall 6 | F30


Karsten Schmidt-Hoensdorf, IDA 14 Innenarchitektur, Design, Architektur, Zurich
„Walking barefoot in the sand, running on springy forest floor, trudging through soft snow – I found experiences at Domotex.” Karsten Schmidt-Hoensdorf

Tour 7 : Sylvia Leydecker
100% interior Sylvia Leydecker, Cologne | www.100interior.de
January 20 Tour, Tuesday 10.30 - 12.30 am, Meeting Point: Hall 6 | F30

Sylvia Leydecker, 100% interior Sylvia Leydecker, Cologne
„Floorfiller – In this guided tour I’d showed my personal favourites in tomorrow’s flooring today. Believing in the future of walking on lighter, smarter, tougher and better flooring, by never forgetting about unique inspiring esthetics.” Sylvia Leydecker
Thomas Geuder, World-Architects, Stuttgart
At the «Innovations@DOMOTEX Guided Tours» organized by World-Architects.com Thomas was Co-Guide, hoping for lively and controversial discussions between the individual stops.

The room starts on the floor

«There’s a lot happening on the floor!» was out title in the run-up to last year’s DOMOTEX – and the exhibitors did not let us down! The world of floor coverings presented itself with an amazing variety, which has long outgrown old conventions and square preconceptions. New, partly unexpected materials, re-interpretations of traditional designs, sophisticated techniques and sustainable approaches not only astonished us journalists but also the large number of professional visitors. Thomas Geuder

Preliminary Report  |  Vorbericht

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Impressions 2014

«Innovations@DOMOTEX 2014» org by Stylepark, Guided Tours org. by World-Architects (Duration: 3:22 min.)