It’s a cliché to say that Americans like to do things on a bigger scale than us Europeans, but that’s unlikely to happen when Domotex opens its doors for the first time in North America. Domotex USA would have to be huge to be larger than the annual flooring-industry’s get-together in Hannover. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be exciting in Atlanta. As always, the focus of Domotex is on innovation – and there’s bound to be plenty of that at Domotex USA.
The format of Domotex USA is much the same as its European parent: exhibition space, conferences, and education. The big difference is that the Atlanta show will run for three days (28th Feb to 2nd March 2019) compared to four days at Hannover.
We’ll let you know as soon as we hear more about what the organisers are planning for Atlanta.
Our third year at Decorex was easily our best. The interiors industry is getting to know us, and now making time to catch us on our stand. Regulars thought that the footfall was down this year. If that’s true, it was no bad thing. The people who were there were serious about interior design and eager to talk about our way of working. They were keen to discover how we could work with them to create rugs to satisfy their complex design briefs.
Celebrating creativity with champagne
The highlight of our week was a champagne reception for our rug designers. When we asked our designers to join us for a celebratory drink, we didn’t expect such a big response from Decorex visitors. But champagne and creativity are clearly a potent mix. The event drew a crowd of enthusiastic onlookers who were delighted to down a glass and get to know the personalities and the creative influences behind our designer range.
An industry that loves quality and speed
When the champagne was over we got down to the serious business of quality and lead times. Decorex is an ideal venue for showing what skilled craftspeople can do with pure New Zealand wool, digital technology, and a glowing palette of 480 colours. We opened people’s eyes to the potential for superb quality, unique designs, and fast turnaround times.
As a result we made some promising connections, several of whom have subsequently come to see us in our Mayfair office. We expect to meet many more in the weeks and months to come.
We’re now Decorex regulars and have already booked the same Stand E56 for next year. If you didn’t catch us last September, we’ll be at Decorex again from 16th to 19th September, 2018. If you can’t wait till then, drop us a line and we’ll meet you in our Mayfair office.