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Heimtextil 2016 to offer specialist programme for hotel trade, design and architecture

The range of products covers the world's largest international selection of contract textiles for the hotel trade, architectural use and interior design.

8th December 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt


Heimtextil, the leading trade fair for home and contract textiles, will take place from 12-15 January in Frankfurt, where it will assemble more than 2,700 exhibitors.

The range of products covers the world's largest international selection of contract textiles for the hotel trade, architectural use and interior design. More than 350 of the Heimtextil exhibitors, who come from all over the world, will be presenting their portfolios under the Contract Creations seal.

The range of contract products and services not only covers a multitude of materials and suppliers of all qualities and all pricing levels; visitors can also expect an exciting mix of new stimuli as well as experienced partners to help with their ideas and projects. Guided tours of the fair and a lecture programme specially dedicated to hoteliers and architects will provide valuable input. Moreover, in its showcase for trends, the Theme Park in Hall 6.0, Heimtextil offers an overview of current and future trends.


As a first port of call and a meeting place for architects and hoteliers, the Salon Interior. Architecture. Hospitality offers a meeting point for trend scouts, as well as for the guided tours for architects and hoteliers. It is where attendees of the lecture programme can find out about the subjects to be covered, the speakers and where they can sign up for the lectures.

The range of products at Heimtextil is subdivided into clearly identifiable sections. Contract logos on the stands indicate that the exhibitor carries a range of contract textiles and/or solutions for furnishing hotels, restaurants and other commercial or public spaces. The Contract Guide offers help in finding your way around and contains an overview of all the suppliers of contract textiles exhibiting at Heimtextil.

The range of products at Heimtextil is subdivided into clearly identifiable sections. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Pietro Sutera

Heimtextil also presents the results of a recent study about the importance of textiles for the high-quality hotel sector in form of a Management Report which will be published at the beginning of the fair. The Management Report will be available on the Heimtextil website.

Lecture programme

In collaboration with the architecture magazine AIT and the IHA Hotel Association, Heimtextil offers a varied programme of lectures for architects, interior architects, designers and hoteliers.

The trade journal AIT offers an exciting programme of lectures and panel discussions, each involving internationally renowned architecture firms.

The German Hotel Association (IHA) will report on trends and developments as they relate to sustainability in the hotel industry. Specialist speakers such as Martina Baumgärtner (ALEGRIA), Christoph Haub (REMONDIS), Frank Martin (Cofely Deutschland) and Florian Zeitler (Electrolux Professional) will give details of sustainable hygiene solutions and technologies in the hotel trade.

Architects and designers

Some 30 architects and interior architects will be looking for a new generation of innovative products from the sections on contract textiles, textile room dividers and sunshade systems, wall coverings, wallpapers and furniture that are on display at Heimtextil.

Winners of the 2015 Innovation Award ‘Architecture+ Textile Contract’: Basalt Wall Covering by Marburger Tapetenfabrik J. B. Schaefer. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Heimtextil edition

The Award Ceremony for Architecture and Textile Contract competition and the AIT Trend Scouting Display will be held on 13 January. The nominated products from the AIT's trend scouting exercise will be displayed in Foyers 5.1 / 6.1 and will also be identified on the exhibitors' stands.

Finest Interior Award 2015

Heimtextil is a partner in this year's Finest Interior Awards and, with them, seeks to honour the creative work of interior architects, interior designers, interior decorators and furnishings consultants.

The Finest Interior Awards were presented in November 2015 as part of a formal evening event in the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, and were given for particularly individual and professional contract furnishing projects. The Netherlands are the official partner country for this year's Finest Interior Awards. The winning exhibits are there to be discovered at Heimtextil 2016 in a special display in Hall 11.0.

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