Wellness focus for Domotex
Next year’s Domotex flooring exhibition is to highlight wellbeing, naturalness and sustainability as it selects Atmysphere as its key theme.
‘This year, as indeed in previous years, the lead theme is inspired by a current megatrend,’ says Sonia Wedell-Castellano, Deutsche Messe global director Domotex. ‘And that trend is society’s heightened focus on health. Health is synonymous with quality of life and living well – and therefore translates into high expectations of the spaces around us. Alongside this, considerations of sustainability and recycling – and hence natural materials – continue to play a major role in our society. In terms of floorcoverings, these are considerations and themes that are currently very much to the fore with our exhibitors and their work, especially given the great importance of floors as elements of creative interior design. With the right materials and design, carpets and floorcoverings can be important factors in personal wellbeing and in the design of homes and workplaces that promote it. That is why Atmysphere is of such definitive importance for all our exhibitors and visitor target groups.
‘Examples of products from the floorcoverings industry that possess these qualities include floors with acoustic properties or sound-insulation components; carpets that bind fine dust particles or have thermal insulation properties; resilient floorcoverings that are hypo-allergenic; and natural-wood floorboards that improve the interior climate by capturing excess humidity and releasing it again when the air in the room is dry. Other qualities that enhance positive indoor atmospherics include softness and pleasantness to the touch, sustainability, and aesthetic details that help transform rooms into oases of personal wellbeing.’