Stefan Diez, Munich
Chairman of the jury
Industrial and product designer, Stefan Diez Office for Industrial Design
Munich designer Stefan Diez creates furniture, tableware, bags and stoves for renowned companies such as Buderus Hay, e15, Emu and Thonet. The award-winning designer will be chairing the Innovations@DOMOTEX jury for the fourth time.
Norbert Berndt, Moringen
Master interior decorator and director of Raumgestaltung Vespermann
Apart from his family business (established in 1893), flooring specialist Berndt heads various associations. President of the European interior decorating association Interior since 2012.
Manfred Birkenstock, Hofheim-Wallau
Member of the advisory board of wholesalers Ruhe & Co.
Birkenstock was a managing board member of Copa, the leading wholesale cooperative for floor coverings, from 2001 to 2016. In 2013 he launched the image campaign “Teppich & Du” (Carpets and You).
Farah Ebrahimi, Frankfurt am Main
Art director, e15
Fashion graduate Farah Ebrahimi has been involved in the creative development of e15 from the start. As an interior designer, she also plays a key role in the team at Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design.
Manfred Haverkamp, Herford
Interior designer, Haverkamp Interior Design
Haverkamp and his teams in Herford and Shanghai have been developing complete room concepts for international companies since 1983. He has won numerous awards for his creative work.
Richard A. Kille, Cologne
Managing director, IFR institute for flooring and interior design, Cologne
As an expert consultant to private and public clients and courts, Kille utilizes his specialist knowledge across Europe. He conducts research into flooring and speaks at seminars and courses, which he also organizes.
Simone Knauss, Hamburg
Editor, “Schöner Wohnen”
An art history graduate, Simone Knauss has been exploring the subject of “living” as a writer and editor for over 16 years. She has been head of the Living team at “Schöner Wohnen” since July 2016.
Karsten Krause, Wedel
Master interior decorator and owner, K+R Raumausstattung
Krause has headed his interior decorating business for over 30 years and is also active in working groups and associations. He was a board member of the German association for the parquet and flooring trade until 2014.
Karl A. Wildermuth, Leinfelden-Echterdingen
The business graduate and industry expert has been editing “Holz-Zentralblatt” for over 25 years, covering topics such as the wood trade, DIY stores, floor coverings, timber for gardens and building components.