Eco-conscious innovation: VOX founder's vision for hospitality

Our products are not only aesthetically pleasing but also incredibly low maintenance: Varun Poddar, founder, VOX India

Varun Poddar, Founder of VOX India

In the ever-evolving world of hospitality where the pursuit of excellence never ceases, innovation and design play pivotal roles in creating memorable guest experiences. Enter Varun Poddar, the visionary founder of VOX India, a name synonymous with innovation and excellence in the realm of furniture, home furnishings, and building materials. With a legacy spanning over three decades in Europe and a burgeoning presence in India, VOX is rewriting the narrative of interior design in the hospitality sector. 

In a recent interview with BW Hotelier, Varun Poddar shared his profound insights into how VOX is not just meeting but surpassing the unique demands of the hospitality industry. With a focus on aesthetic appeal, durability, sustainability, and functionality, VOX's offerings are poised to revolutionise the hospitality sector. Let's delve into Poddar's words as he outlines the company’s commitment to elevating the world of interior design in hospitality. 

VOX understands that in the hospitality sector, aesthetics is only part of the equation. The products must also be highly functional and long-lasting. Poddar emphasises, "Our products are not only aesthetically pleasing but also incredibly low-maintenance and 100% water-resistant." This combination of beauty and durability ensures that users are not only wowed by the initial visual impact but also reassured by the lasting quality. Poddar highlights one of VOX's standout solutions, "KERRADECO wall panels, which are an ideal alternative to traditional solutions such as MDF boards, wood, and ceramic tiles. The decorative panels come in a wide range of styles. They are resistant to moisture, water, and impacts, ensuring their durability." The ability to transform interiors without the need for cumbersome renovations is a game-changer, enabling businesses to stay competitive while minimising disruptions. 

Whether it's a bustling restaurant or a serene hotel lobby, the creation of an atmosphere where guests can comfortably converse is paramount. Poddar reveals how VOX tackles this challenge: "Rockfon's acoustic ceiling and wall solutions are meticulously crafted to absorb sound, thereby reducing noise levels and elevating the overall guest experience." This commitment to tranquilly ensures that guests can enjoy their stay or dining experience without the distraction of unwanted noise. Poddar further added that, “Within this context, three remarkable products have been garnering attention and acclaim in the hospitality sector: Rockfon, Kerradeco Bio White, and Soffit Ceiling White." 

Sustainability, a global imperative, is a cornerstone of VOX's strategy. Poddar succinctly sums it up: "Kerradeco Bio White is a remarkable innovation in interior design... safe for you and the environment; it does not emit toxic substances, is made of recycled materials, and is 100% suitable for recycling." Meanwhile, Rockfon Ceilings offer extraordinary features such as antimicrobial properties, water repellency, lightweight construction, durability, and eco-friendliness. 

Furthermore, VOX recognises that the hospitality industry is diverse, with unique needs across segments. Poddar sums it up: "We offer a wide range of products tailored to meet the unique needs of the hospitality sector... food and beverage, accommodation, travel and tourism, and entertainment and recreation." VOX's diverse product line ensures that establishments in all these segments can find solutions that suit their specific requirements. 

Talking about the new offerings that are in store for the next year, Poddar elucidates VOX's forward-thinking approach: "We are currently in the process of developing a series of fresh, environment-friendly products tailored specifically for the hospitality sector." As we look ahead to the next year, sustainability and environmental awareness have taken centre stage in the hospitality industry. The global consciousness surrounding responsible and eco-conscious practices is steadily rising, compelling companies to seek innovative ways to reduce their environmental footprint. In line with this imperative, VOX is diligently working on the development of a range of eco-friendly products designed specifically for the hospitality sector. These products, including wall cladding, flooring, and superior-quality ceiling materials, are poised to make a significant impact in promoting greener, more responsible practices within the industry.


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