Feb 15, 2017 | By Sarah Housley
Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.
As the 2015 edition of flooring trade show Domotex draws to a close in Hannover, here are our top five brands fresh from the show.
CC-Tapis‘ collection and overall stand shines out this year. The brand has taken inspiration from minimal architecture, translating it into contemporary rugs made from pure wool and Nepalese silk, in undyed neutral tones.
Knot Rugs is presenting 17th Century Modern, a collection of traditional Oriental rugs overlaid with tattoo imagery, created using silk and wool in 11/11 knot quality. The oxidation process of the wool beneath the skull tattoo imagery creates a spectacular 3D effect.
Thibault Van Renne is showcasing its newest collection of rugs, called Immersive. The range updates traditional Oriental and Persian rugs, using hand knotted techniques in the finest silk and wool, which is hand carded and hand spun. The highly intricate designs are woven in stunning ethereal and vibrant hues for a highly luxurious look.
Falquon updates laminate flooring with digital printing and high-gloss lacquered finish to imitate wood, stone or any image. For more on this direction, Homebuildlife subscribers can reference key trend Photoreal Nature in our report, Print & Pattern -10 Key Trends For 2015.
One of the finalists for the Best Modern Design Deluxe, Floor To Heaven is inspired by a photo of Greenwich Foot Tunnel in London, which has been tufted and then reproduced by hand in basic weave structures in 100% New Zealand wool.
Homebuildlife subscribers will be able to access our full trend and innovation report from Domotex 2015 early next week.
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