Guided Tours

From a personal perspective: internationally renowned architects, interior designers and product designers take visitors on seven tours of the trade show’s highlights, presenting interesting products and innovative companies from their perspective.

In collaboration with: World-Architects

Tour 1 | Lien Tran, Berlin
Interior designer/Lien Tran Interior Design

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10am-12pm

MATERIALS . SPACE . IDENTITY “As an interior designer I am constantly searching for new and surprising combinations and applications of materials. Innovations@DOMOTEX presents a selection of the latest technology and surfaces in floor coverings. Together with you and the manufacturers, I will discuss the special features of the products on show and talk about how they affect their look and feel as well as their application and durability.”

Lien Tran founded her architecture and design studio in 2006. She and her team have since worked on international projects that draw on both Asian and Western influences. She studied interior design at the Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts in Coburg and Hildesheim, and has worked for Elsa Prochazka in Vienna and Yasmine Mahmoudieh in Berlin.

Tour 2 | Stefan Diez, Munich
Designer/Stefan Diez Office for Industrial Design

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 3pm-5pm

EYE-OPENER “I have been involved in this event for a few years now and I must say that the collaboration with DOMOTEX has been an eye-opener into a complex but beautiful and surprising world. Innovations@DOMOTEX provides an easy way of accessing the most fascinating aspects of flooring.”

Jury chairman of Innovations@DOMOTEX

With his usual high level of commitment, Stefan Diez will be chairing the Innovations@DOMOTEX jury for the fourth time and will also be a tour guide at this year’s trade show. Diez has been one of Germany’s most in-demand industrial designers for many years and designs for renowned international companies such as Hay, e15, Emu and Thonet.

Tour 3 | Lisa Pavitschitz, Munich
Interior designer/INpuls Interior Design Architecture

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 10am-12pm

FLOORING [flawr-ing, flohr-] “That part of a room, hallway, or the like, that forms its lower enclosing surface and upon which one walks. carpet . linoleum . tile . parquet . rug . woodwork . canvas . vinyl . ceramic . stone . terrazzo . flat . mat . floating . seamless . hard . resilient . creative . traditional . heat insulating . slip resistant . shape steady ….what else? Take a walk with us and discover the world of flooring.”

Lisa Pavitschitz studied interior design in St. Pölten at the New Design University. After employment in various offices in Vienna, St. Pölten and New York, since 2016 she has worked for INpuls, where she is responsible for the planning and implementation of a number of projects in the fields of workplace, retail, private home, trade fair and exhibition design. In this office she is also responsible for press work and research.

Tour 4 | Dorothee Maier, Munich
Interior designer/Meierei Innenarchitektur Design

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 3pm-5pm

FLOORFEELING “Floors are for interior architects often the basis for the design of a room. Therefore we try to find new innovative materials, well done handcrafted works and fresh impressions of the unexpected. Let's try to find the new «Floorfeeling»!”

Following studies at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences and a lengthy stay in the USA, interior designer Dorothee Maier also trained as a tailor. After starting her career at Schmidhuber + Partner in Munich and Mattheo Thun & Partners in Milan, she founded her studio Meierei in 2003.

Tour 5 | Sabine Krumrey, Hamburg
Interior designer/Brandherm + Krumrey Interior Architecture

Monday, 16 January 2017, 10am-12pm

TREASURE HUNT “Dive | Miss | Inspire | Search | Find | Can there ever be anything new? We will DIVE together into the world of surfaces, be INSPIRED to SEARCH for innovations – and will ultimately FIND what we had been MISSING.”

After studying at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, Sabine Krumrey worked in various interior design studios in southern Germany. She opened her own studio in 1993, with Susanne Brandherm coming on board in 1999. The duo design concepts for shops and trade fairs, healthcare facilities, hotels, offices and private clients.

Tour 6 | Regina Dahmen-Ingenhoven, Düsseldorf
Architect/reginadahmeningenhoven Architektur für das einundzwanzigste Jahrhundert

Monday, 16 January 2017, 3pm-5pm

SUPERSOCIAL “My tour focuses on products that respect our world in an intelligent way. It’s all about environmentally conscious and sustainable design: products that are not just functional but are also contemporary, stylish and durable, and materials and surfaces that are made with an eye to the future.”

The architect founded her studio, which focuses on clinic, wellness, shop and fashion design, in 2001 after obtaining her doctorate from RWTH Aachen University. As well as contributing numerous articles to trade journals and specialist publications, Regina Dahmen-Ingenhoven regularly lectures on her approach to design.

Tour 7 | Jana Vonofakos, Frankfurt am Main
Interior designer/VRAI Interior Architecture

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 10am-12pm

LATEST TRENDS “When entering a new space the floor is the first thing we notice, even before walls, ceilings or furniture. The floor has the biggest impact on the overall atmosphere of a room. Let us take a curated journey discovering the latest trends in floor design. I am looking forward to discussing topics such as look-and-feel, sustainability, costs and durability of floors with you.”

Together with partner Julius Reimann, Jana Vonofakos runs the Interior Design Office VRAI, which specializes in fitting out hotels, restaurants and spas. After training in technical drawing and studying interior design, she started her career working on international hotel projects for the Hamburg studio JOI Design.

Co Guide | Thomas Geuder, Stuttgart

The architecture journalist writes for specialist media such as World-Architects and owns the website Der Raumjournalist.