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Heimtextil 2018 continues to expand offer for architects and hotel furnishers

Heimtextil is taking the next step towards becoming a top innovation platform for textile solutions in architecture and hotel design.

4th May 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt


Heimtextil aims to take the next step towards becoming a top innovation platform for textile solutions in architecture and hotel design. With the support of a think tank comprising members from across the world, the leading trade fair for home and contract textiles continues to expand its knowledge for the commercial segment.

“Heimtextil offers an unbelievable range of products, incentives and networking opportunities for architects, interior designers and hoteliers. We aim to tease these out more from the overall portfolio of Heimtextil and prepare them in a way that suits current requirements within the industry. To this end, we have been in discussions with international experts and developed some exciting ideas,” commented Sabine Scharrer, Director of Heimtextil.

Zoeppritz GmbH. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Jean-Luc Valentin

The next edition of the trade fair will take place from 9-12 January 2018 in Frankfurt.

Current themes

In mid-April, five representatives from internationally renowned architecture and interior design studios met in Frankfurt am Main. They included Lisa Hassanzadeh (concrete architectural associates), Peter Ippolito (Ippolito Fleitz Group), Martin Lesjak (INNOCAD Architektur), Tamara Pallasch (Pallasch Interiordesign) and Ushi Tamborriello.

Together, the expert team identified current themes in the industry and developed ideas aimed at giving architects and interior designers even more textile solutions and know-how suited to their needs at Heimtextil. Determining and highlighting the performance and variety of applications for textiles in architecture and contract furnishing is one of the main objectives of the think tank.

Trendtable Heimtextil Trends 2018/19. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Pietro Sutera

“Textiles in all their facets are an essential and identity-forming component of our construction culture. Heimtextil, as the most important meeting place for the industry, has the opportunity and mission to offer more than just pure product presentation and be a relevant source of inspiration and driver of innovation in order to rediscover textile furnishing time and time again,” said Peter Ippolito, Managing Partner Ippolito Fleitz Group.

Selected offer

Heimtextil combines all its expertise in applications for textiles in architecture, hotel furnishing and fittings in the contract sector under the title Interior.Architecture.Hospitality. In addition to a high-quality programme of talks, this also includes industry-specific trade fair tours, a special exhibitor guide and a meeting point for architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers to network.

The selected offer aims to provide architects and interior designers with targeted added value. “A curated selection of innovative textiles or technologies enables professional visitors to orient themselves and find inspiration within the broad range on offer,” said Ushi Tamborriello.

Revolucion. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Pietro Sutera


Architects from the following studios took part in the think tank for Heimtextil:

  • Lisa Hassanzadeh is Partner and Head of Interior at the Dutch office of concrete architectural associates, where a team of 45 architects, interior designers and designers works. They see particularly creative potential in the interdisciplinary approach.
  • Peter Ippolito is co-founder of the Ippolito Fleitz Group, a multi-disciplinary studio for design with its offices in Stuttgart, Shanghai and Berlin. The aim of the studio is to translate the complex identity of the customer into an appropriate design.
  • Martin Lesjak is co-founder of INNOCAD Architektur in Graz. The studio's varied works in all fields of architecture and interior design are created through team work with internal and external partners based on a pragmatic and analytical approach. Works by INNOCAD have already been awarded numerous national and international architecture prizes.
  • Tamara Pallasch and her Berlin studio Pallasch Interiordesign focus on individual interior design in the hotel and gastronomy segment, as well as on high-quality private interior designs including furniture design.
  • Ushi Tamborriello and her team work primarily on the design of independent rooms: identity-forming locations with concentrated atmospheres that do justice to the needs of their users. The studio in Switzerland attracts attention mainly with its innovative hotels, spas and wellness facilities.

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