Feria Valencia beats its forecasts with more than 48.000 trade visitors at Habitat, Home Textiles and Kitchen Space SICI

  • The joint celebration of the three contests projects an increase of more than 30% on the expected numbers of trade visitors, according to the closing data at noon today and still waiting for the figures for the afternoon.
  • The Asturian based in Milan, Patricia Urquiola, gives the finishing touch to Habitat 2022 and consolidates the event as a benchmark for international design.

Valencia, 23 September 2022.- Finally, the most optimistic forecasts have been exceeded. After four days of joint celebration of Valencia Habitat Fair, Home Textiles Premium by Textilhogar Y Espacio Cocina SICI, the attendance data at noon today and in the absence of counting the figures for the afternoon indicate that there have been more than 48.000 professionals those who have visited the three contests since its inauguration last Tuesday. This figure projects an increase of more than 30% regarding the data of the last edition of each of these contests, when they were held in 2019 separately and consolidate, in this way, the commitment to a large-format fair with great power of attraction among the professional sectors involved.

These figures, Besides, ratify the sensations that were experienced practically from the first hours of the fairs in the corridors of Feria Valencia, with an influx significantly higher than expected. A good proof of this is the high hotel occupancy that the city of Valencia has experienced during this week. According to industry sourceshe hotels near Feria Valencia have been at 92% this week and attribute between 40 Y 50 occupation points to the celebration of the fairs.

The director of Feria Hábitat Valencia, Daniel Marco, It has been shown “deeply satisfied” of the results of this edition, especially, “for the capacity of Feria Valencia to harmonize an event in which all sectors have joined to make a large-format fair with enormous convening power”. Furthermore, Marco points out, “We have been the perfect showcase and the culminating point of the celebrations of Valencia as World Design Capital. but beyond, we have generated business between our industry and the different marketing channels, both distributors and the contract channel”.

Meanwhile, the president of the contest Espacio Cocina SICI and the kitchen cabinet association AMC, Juan Luis Salvador, it was shown "very satisfied" of the commitment of its sector to converge especially with Habitat. “We have expanded our range of professional visitor profiles, so the business opportunities for our exhibitors have multiplied”, Salvador explains that, Besides, highlights the “magnificent showcase” What does the fair mean to show "the latest trends in the kitchen and how our homes are changing around the kitchen".

While, on his return to Valencia, Home Textiles Premium by Textilhogar closes its doors with a high satisfaction on the part of those close to 250 brands that have participated in this edition. In the words of its manager, maximum solace, the generalized comment has been of a fair “very satisfactory, since a lot of business has been done”. Likewise, highlights the significant influx of buyers who have attended the event and above all highlights its "quality", both national and international. In this sense, Solaz has highlighted that the main national chain stores have been present and at an international level buyers and prescribers of 44 countries have reinforced the international character of the fair.

Patricia Urquiola puts the finishing touch

Today's conference had as one of its most outstanding milestones the presence of the Asturian designer based in Milan Patricia Urquiola, which has presented the Ory collection for Andreu World. Urquiola is considered one of the most influential international designers of recent decades and her presence in Valencia, along with other design stars like Phillipe Starck, Monica Armani O Jaime Hayon, has meant the consolidation of the appointments of Feria Valencia in the field of Street World Design Festival as a reference in the field of design.

Habitat Trends point to sustainability, health and digitization

While, On Habitat Trends Notebook 22/23 was presented today as part of the celebration of the Habitat fairs, Home Textiles and Kitchen Space SICI. The document, prepared by the Habitat Trends Observatory, reflects changes in trends that mark commitments to health and sustainability, the search for digital solutions, the importance of multichannel and renovation of domestic and public spaces. Habitat Trends 2022-2023 presented are:

  • Emotional Luxury, where the luxury sector is presented to a renewed public with a new concept closer to the values ​​of sustainability and efficiency.
  • Nostalgia,memory of happy times in the midst of the current upheaval in retro-style objects and reissued pieces of design classics, revival of a more vintage style within the habitat.
  • All Comfort, reassesses the holistic and restorative approach to health, the relationship between well-being and the environment gains strength and a healthy habitat is promoted.
  • Nature Boost, attempts are made to emulate the garden spaces in their interior spaces with plants and furniture, objects and products made with natural elements.
  • Living Spaces, life abroad and social contact are valued more. Projects in favor of the community.
  • Optimistic Expression, linked to the pleasure of feeling good and enjoying leisure time with striking products full of personality where color is key.
  • Experimental, maintains evidence of the creative spirit with technology as an allied channel for experimentation.

ECSICI2022 Awards

Meanwhile, Espacio Cocina SICI today also celebrated the entry of the awards of the first edition of its business awards to exhibiting companies. In the category of business values, the firm has been recognized Mobalco; in the category of stand and company image, the firm Antalia and in product innovation the firm Satr.