Something is going on in flooring, be it parquet or carpets. But in the traditional craft of carpet weaving little has changed in the techniques that have been in use for centuries now. Yet today colors, materials and patterns are also determined by designers – the reason that this year's Domotex in Hanover sought to unite artisanship and technology.
Data protection patterns, and columns of numbers and letters without their content spelling a meaning, form the basis of "Rapport", an intervention by architect Jürgen Mayer H. at Berlinische Galerie. Outsized the symbols spread across the floor and walls to form an "experimental spatial structure".
The creations of carpet-makers Nanimarquina stand out for their marvelously designed patterns. The company has been designing, producing and distributing textiles since the 1980s. A trip into a fairytale world, on location in Spain and India.
The "Floor and more power" hollow flooring system can be installed quickly and accurately. It is particularly resilient and is ideal for prestigious areas such as car showrooms and public areas, for example the entrance hall in airports and museums.