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Global carpet trade fair DOMOTEX ends on successful note
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Jan '15
DOMOTEX 2015, the world’s flagship trade fair for carpets and floor coverings, was held successfully from January 16 to 19, 2015, at Hannover, Germany.

Organized by Deutsche Messe, DOMOTEX 2015 was staged in 12 halls, making it the world’s largest display of carpets and floor coverings. 1,323 exhibitors from 63 different countries demonstrated their creativity and skill.

Visitors included highly qualified buyers or manufacturers coming to the Hannover expo with specific investment strategies. More than 70 percent of all attendees were senior executives. The event attracted buyers from the interior decorating and furniture trades, skilled tradesmen and retail professionals, architects, interior designers, and contract business professionals, according to a press release.

DOMOTEX 2015 amazed its audience with a stunning array of innovations across the featured product categories that included resilient and textile floor coverings, parquet and laminate flooring, woven and tufted carpets, and application and installation technologies.

One of the special highlights consisted of the Innovations@DOMOTEX areas, designed as a compact and clearly laid-out showcase for 70 outstanding innovations in textile and resilient floor coverings and contemporary handcrafted carpets and rugs.

Honoring outstanding quality and unique design, the most prestigious international awards for modern handmade carpets were presented at DOMOTEX 2015. Prizes were given in categories such as studio artist designs, traditional and modern carpets and rugs, and best innovation.

More than 250 designer pieces from 23 countries were submitted in the competition for the coveted trophies, with 25 carpets reaching the final round. The carpets were judged with regard to design and design concept, material, finish, texture and quality, as well as sustainability and branding.

The eight winners of the competition included Best Studio Artist Design Ayka Design , My secret Garden; Best Modern Design Superior Naziri , Waves of Colour; Best Modern Design Deluxe RUG STAR by Jürgen Dahlmanns , Heart No. 01 Original; Best Traditional Design Art Resources , Classic Revival; Best Transitional Design Naziri , Nouveau Tabriz; Best Modern Collection Wool and Silk , Steppe; Best Traditional Collection RUG STAR by Jürgen Dahlmanns , The Great Gatsby; and Best Innovation Ayka Design , Circles of Life. (GK)

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