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2,500 years of the carpet-maker’s art, reinterpreted for today’s world: the mix of traditional and contemporary influences will continue to dominate carpet trends in 2016.
On trend: a blend of traditional and contemporary influences
The ancient art of knotting carpets – reinterpreted for the modern world: the blend of traditional and contemporary influences is once again the dominant trend in carpets for 2016. Whether it be classic Oriental carpets with their traditional patterns, or new, exclusive creations by international designers – DOMOTEX 2016 will showcase all these examples of the carpet-maker’s art to perfection. From 16 to 19 January 2016 the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings will be presenting the world’s largest display of hand-made carpets and rugs, along with all the latest trends and innovations.
Artworks for the floor: exclusive designer pieces in Hall 17
Hand-made carpets and rugs are today a popular home accessory Customers are looking for original, timeless and sustainable examples. Such masterpieces perfectly complement sophisticated modern or traditional furnishing schemes. Original, contemporary and futuristic designs are much in demand, as are modern interpretations of traditional patterns. Big-name designers of exclusive hand-made carpets and rugs will be presenting their prized pieces in Hall 17, including Ariana Rugs, Ayka Design, CC-Tapis, Floor to Heaven, Jan Kath Design, Knotisse, Makalu, Mischioff, Reuber Henning, Hossein Rezvani, Rug Star, Wool & Silk Rugs, Tufenkian und Zollanvari.
Traditional knotted carpets from all the world’s major producer regions
Traditional hand-made carpets are also becoming more popular. An Oriental carpet brings a touch of cosy warmth to stark, minimalist spaces, while its rich patterning fascinates and entrances. Over the centuries certain patterns and colour combinations have won particular favour with carpet makers and buyers, and have thus become classics of their kind. The main concentrations of traditional knotted carpets from all the world’s major producer regions can be found in Halls 14 to 16.
Antique carpets
Antique carpets and rugs that tell their own story are also very popular. They embody our longing for genuine, traditional values, and single pieces inject an exciting element of contrast into contemporary interiors. Antique carpets have a special aura of their own, which can still be felt a century or more later. Lovers of these carpets and dealers in antiques can look forward to a choice selection of these precious and rare artefacts in Hall 14.
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