Objects of interior and décor are presented in Expoforum
On 12 September the 5th International Exhibition of Design & Décor St. Petersburg opened. Visitors can become acquainted with trendy collections of objects and materials for the interior and attend a business programme.
The exhibition of finishing materials and interior designs assembled under one roof distributors representing global brands, manufacturers with their own unique products, designer and architectural offices and specialised media. Over 100 participating companies present interior fabrics and furniture, decorative paints and plaster, new collections of frescoes and wallpaper, items made of glass, stone and mosaics, exclusive lamps, doors and staircases, author’s interior objects, and new developments of designers and architects.
An innovation this year was the collaboration of the companies Ermika and Domus Sapiens. Their booth presents not only wall panels and wallpaper, but they conduct a whole virtual tour in an apartment: the customer puts on a VR-helmet and is in their future apartment, can move freely in the apartment, the movements in the real world are reflected in the virtual world. The customer thus has the opportunity of feeling the space of the room, the height of the ceilings and the width of the openings, and most importantly, change the design of the apartment.
There are four discussion sites at the exhibition. The business programme is divided into sections Retail Expert, Design Décor school, Designers club and Archi space. Each section has its own key topic. For example, for the architects’ forum it is the commercial potential of an interior: the effect of the architectural design on the demand for public space. The speakers here are managers of architectural offices and design studios, teachers of design schools and universities, art critics, architects, designers, consultant trainers and manufacturers’ representatives.