23 August 2010

DOMOTEX Carpet Design Awards 2011

2010 DOMOTEX Carpet Design Awards Recipients
2010 Carpet Design Award Recipients*

DOMOTEX Carpet Design Awards 2011: Let the Competition Begin!

Every year at DOMOTEX Hannover, the world’s top designers of handmade carpets and rugs will be competing to receive top honors at the Carpet Design Awards.

The presentation ceremony that takes place during DOMOTEX, January 16, 2011, is presented by Deutsche Messe, Hali and Cover Magazines.

All industry innovators are invited to submit their entry by November 5, 2010. Unlike previous years, the competition will be open to all producers of handmade carpets regardless of whether or not you will be exhibiting at the event.

Simply Click on this link for the Entry Form to the DOMOTEX Carpet Design Awards 2011.

The 2011 Carpet Design Award judges and the categories have already been announced so don’t delay in submitting your entry.

DOMOTEX Carpet Design Awards
These are the judges for the coming Carpet Design Awards:

The Carpet Design Award categories include:
  • Best Modern Design Standard
  • Best Modern Design Superior
  • Best Modern Design Deluxe
  • Best Traditional Nomadic Design / Ethnic Superior
  • Best Traditional Nomadic Design / Ethnic Deluxe
  • Best Traditional Urban Design /Workshop Carpets
  • Best Old / Antique Carpet
  • Best Collection Modern
  • Best Collection Traditional
  • Best Innovation
I had my first exposure to the DOMOTEX Carpet Design Awards this past January 2010 and it was an experience unlike any other!  The beauty and range of carpet designs were intense.  Take a look through this brochure with photos of the 2010 Carpet Design Awards Winners and you'll understand what I'm referring to.

I hope you’ll consider submitting an entry form. If you have any questions, please let me know.

I look forward to seeing you at the DOMOTEX Carpet Design Awards in January 2011!

~ Katherine

Katherine León
Director of Sales - DOMOTEX and LIGNA Worldwide Events

Hannover Fairs USA
1170 Howell Mill Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 404.214.0432
Email: kleon@hfusa.com

*Note: 2010 Carpet Design Award Recipients with, on the extreme right in the dark suit, Stephan Ph. Kühne, member of the Deutsche Messe Managing Board and responsible for DOMOTEX.

13 August 2010

Build Floor 2011 Addresses Bangalore Economic Growth

Build Floor 2011 in Bangalore India
Despite the dismal home construction related news in North America, Bangalore, India, is experiencing the opposite scenario with strong home and commercial building activity to meet demand.  No wonder that it will be the site of Build Floor 2011, taking place February 23 through 26, 2011.

Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of the East and is home to many major technology companies. Starting with the boom of the technology industry in the early 90s, Bangalore continues to grow in population as does its commercial and residential infrastructure.

[This Wall Street Journal Online article titled "Where the Rich Live in India" offers perspective on the range of luxurious residential building projects in the works. You can well imagine what commercial projects might look like and the types of flooring they might call for...]

Bangalore's continued growth has led to opportunities in the construction and real estate markets so it makes sense that there would be a forum for buyers in India to source new products, meet with potential suppliers in the building and flooring industry as well as gather information on new and innovative products.

Enter Build Floor 2011, an exhibit which focuses on carpeting, flooring and floor covering trends and products for the Indian flooring trade - architects, interior designers, property developers, decision makers from the flooring retail and many other sectors of the flooring market.  It is organized in five sections as follows:

* Parquet & Laminated Flooring
* Resilient Floor Coverings
* Textile Floor Coverings & Rugs
* Natural Stones
* lApplication & Installation Technology

What makes Build Floor 2011 particularly interesting is that it will run concurrently with BuildArch 2011 and Build Up 2011, which focus on Real Estate and Construction.  The three events take place February 23-26, 2011 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre.

This biennial event that was founded in 2008 will also attract regional engineers, retail companies, architects, designers, contractors as well as project managers and consultants in India. The event is organized by Bangalore International Exhibition Services and Hannover Milano Fairs India PVT. Ltd. It is endorsed by the Confederation of Indian Industry which is a non-profit association dedicated to the development of India.

Here's a link to the Fact Sheet for the show. If you'd like more information about Build Floor 2011, I'll be happy to put you in contact with the right person.

~ Katherine

Katherine León
Director of Sales - DOMOTEX and LIGNA Worldwide Events

Hannover Fairs USA
1170 Howell Mill Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 404.214.0432
Email: kleon@hfusa.com