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Must-see for interior designers

At Heimtextil, 500 of around 3,000 exhibitors will target the contract sector under the title Interior.Architecture.Hospitality next year.

30th May 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt

Interiors

At Heimtextil, the world’s largest trade fair for home and contract textiles, 500 of around 3,000 exhibitors will target the contract sector under the title Interior.Architecture.Hospitality next year. The supporting programme consists of top-class expert tours, informative lectures and the renowned Heimtextil trend statement on material and interior design. The demand for textile solutions for architecture, interior design and the hotel industry is growing from year to year, organisers report.

Trends and innovations for contract textile furnishing are at the heart of the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo. The Expo is precisely tailored to the needs of interior designers, hotel furnishers and planners. Following very positive feedback from the first event in 2018, the latest aesthetic and functional solutions for contract furnishing will also be presented at Heimtextil 2019 in hall 4.2: from textiles with acoustic function or special abrasion properties to modular carpets, sun protection and innovative wall coverings.

New and particularly interesting for the hotel industry will be the expansion of the bed-related product portfolio. At the Expo, hotel planners will also find bed systems, mattresses, bedding and linen that meet the special requirements of hotels. Next year, the overall design concept will be planned and implemented by Atelier ushitamborriello from Switzerland. Ushi Tamborriello is one of the most sought-after interior designers and set designers and her team creates internationally acclaimed spatial installations.

Textile floor coverings

There are also exciting and innovative solutions for textile floor coverings in the contract sector. “Under the brand Carpet by Heimtex, the Association of the German Home Textile Industry (Heimtex) will once again present its members’ modern carpets in a stylish environment at the upcoming Heimtextil in 2019,” said Managing Director Martin Auerbach.

Trends and innovations for contract textile furnishing are at the heart of the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo. © Messe Frankfurt/Heimtextil

“The target group of Carpet by Heimtex in the field of architecture/interior design and contract furnishing also expects a world of experience in hall 4.2 that appeals to almost all the senses. The core element of the new stand will be a dominant, effective installation that will invite visitors to linger and experience. In addition, there will once again be sufficient space for exhibiting manufacturers to provide communication and advice.”

Information and training

The expert lectures within the framework of the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality at Heimtextil are a magnet for contract planners, hotel decision-makers, interior designers and interior architects. They cover a large spectrum of subjects from demographic influences on contract planning, via urbanisation, to the opportunities and visions opened up by digital printing in interior design.

Trendspot Retail. © Messe Frankfurt/Heimtextil

Additionally, there will be lectures for the first time under the heading Printed Interior Decoration Lectures at Heimtextil 2019. In cooperation with ESMA (European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association), an association of European manufacturers for industrial printing, and Thomas Pötz, an internationally recognised expert in inkjet printing and experienced strategy consultant, specialists from the digital printing field will discuss the latest technologies and ways of customising wall and floor coverings and decorative fabrics in accordance with individual creative designs for contract furnishing. At the Printed Interior Decoration Lectures, contract furnishing specialists have the chance to make contact with important companies from this sector.

New products and trends

Since 2011, the award by the architecture magazine AIT has been presented annually at Heimtextil. One of the companies that was particularly pleased about this special award was Expo exhibitor Maasberg from Germany. “We came to Heimtextil to check how well received our feischee-coex collection would be on the market. And it was outstanding! Especially when we won the AIT Trend Award. The jury is made up of the crème de la crème of interior design – it is a very special distinction,” commented Managing Director Gunther Maasberg.

Golden Terry Towels. © Messe Frankfurt/Heimtextil

The Irish company Chieftain Fabrics also showed that environmental awareness is no longer a niche theme within interior design and has not been for quite some time. With its recyclable organic artificial leather, which it presented at the Expo, it has already equipped major projects, such as Dublin Airport and the football stadium in Chelsea.

Healthy living and working was another top topic. At the Expo, for example, Drapilux presented several innovations that can air-condition rooms or dampen noise. They are also environmentally friendly, antibacterial, waterproof and flame retardant. The bottom line: despite all the high-tech, the textiles still look very natural.

www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com

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