DOMOTEX 2016 Hannover - January 16 to 19

Free Guided Tours with 8 architects, designers and journalists – in cooperation with Stylepark and Deutsche Messe, World-Architects organised Guided Tours with Christina Biasi-von Berg, Stefan Diez, Thomas Geuder, Dorothee Maier, André Schmidt, 
Julia Schneider, Lien Tran, Klaus de Winder. The tours were 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 2016, the leading trade fair for floor coverings.

Guided Tours

Tour 1 : Stefan Diez
 Stefan Diez, Office for Industrial Design, Munich |
January 16 Tour, Saturday 10.00 am - 12.00 pm, meeting point: Hall 6 | F30

Stefan Diez, Office for Industrial Design, Munich
„Eyeopener – I have been involved in this event since a few years now and I must say, the collaboration with Domotex has become an eyeopener towards a complex but beautiful and surprising universe. The Innovations@DOMOTEX are an easy access to the most fascinating aspects of flooring.” Stefan Diez

Tour 2 : Christina Biasi-von Berg 
 Biquadra Interior Architecture |
January 16 Tour, Saturday 2.00 - 4.00 pm, meeting point: Hall 6 | F30

Christina Biasi-von Berg, Interior Architect, Dipl.-Ing. (FH), B.Sc. Architecture, Merano BZ
„Innovations and Authenticity – Experience materials with all senses and find out how the combination of sight, touch, smell and sound plays with our senses.” Christina Biasi-von Berg

Tour 3 : André Schmidt
 MATTER practice for architecture and urbanism, Berlin |
January 17 Tour, Sunday 10.00 am - 12.00 pm, meeting point: Hall 6 | F30

André Schmidt, MATTER practice for architecture and urbanism, Berlin
„Innovation and Sustainability – A quest for new products which please simultaneously our aesthetic demands and the environment.” André Schmidt

Tour 4 : Julia Schneider
 iam interior.architects.munich, Munich |
January 17 Tour, Sunday 2.00 - 4.00 pm, meeting point: Hall 6 | F30

Julia Schneider, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Interior Architecture, Bayerische Architektenkammer BDIA, CEO, Munich
„Flying Carpet – Come and join us on a journey through the world of carpet flooring. Discover innovations and trends and let yourself be surprised by the diversity.” Julia Schneider

Tour 5 : Lien Tran
 Lien Tran Interior Design, Berlin |
January 18 Tour, Monday 10.00 am - 12.00 pm, meeting point: Hall 6 | F30

Lien Tran, Dipl. Ing. (FH) Interior Design, Berlin
„fascinating new – Materials influence the way we sense and perceive our environment. I recognise the value of innovative materials and respect the great impact they have on design and our everyday lives. Innovations@Domotex allows visitors to discover fascinating new flooring materials. This is the perfect place to find out about the latest developments, applications, and product characteristics, and to learn more about new trends through open dialogue with manufacturers and designers alike.” Lien Tran

Tour 6 : Klaus de Winder
 de Winder Architekten, Berlin |
January 18 Tour, Monday 2.00 - 4.00 pm, Meeting Point: Hall 6 | F30

Klaus de Winder, Dipl-Ing. (FH), graduate architect, Architektenkammer Berlin, Berlin
„The floor represents many things – It is the lower ground plane of the space and completes our perception of a room. It forms the horizon line and gravitational plane in the design of a three-dimensional space. Last but not least, “floor” and “ground” provide much of the symbolic imagery that enriches our communication. Feet on the ground and ear to the ground stand for realism and receptiveness. A floor must do a lot - it is subjected to the greatest demands in the room. It must feel good, look good; ideally it should last forever and never get dirty. Fibre floor coverings are becoming more and more important. They are being emancipated and increasingly breaking through from the residential world to the workplace. The Innovations@Domotex Tours can sensitise users and designers to this trend.” Klaus de Winder

Tour 7 : Dorothee Maier
 meierei Innenarchitektur | Design, Munich |
January 19 Tour, Tuesday 10.00 am - 12.00 pm, meeting point: Hall 6 | F30

Dorothee Maier, Interior Architect BDIA, Munich
„Emotions – A room offers 6 surfaces and one of them always belongs to the floor! To find the best material for this 1/6 we pilgrimage as interior designers through the Domotex, proof esthetics, usefulness, costs. Finally emotions will remain in the room and that's what we are looking for.” Dorothee Maier

Tour 1 - 7 : Thomas Geuder
Thomas Geuder, World-Architects, Stuttgart
At the «Innovations@DOMOTEX Guided Tours» organized by Thomas was a co-guide, looking forward to lively and controversial discussions between the individual stops.

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