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16th February 2018, Frankfurt

More space and synergies at Heimtextil

As a leading trade fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil will present a revised concept from 8-11 January 2019, with more floor space, all kinds of furnishing inspiration and new synergies for buyers. Based on discussions with exhibitors and also visitor surveys, Messe Frankfurt has developed a new Heimtextil concept.

“From the perspective of buyers in particular, we are repositioning Heimtextil 2019 and the way we group themes and product segments to better suit target groups. In this way, synergies can be optimally exploited. In addition, the demand for stand space on the exhibitor side has grown sharply in some product segments in recent years,” said Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt.

The next Heimtextil will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 8-11 January 2019. © Messe Frankfurt/Heimtextil

An area full of inspiration and future technologies is being built in hall 3.0: design studios and CAD/CAM suppliers will be given a new space here. Under the title Textile Design, they form the world's largest design platform of their kind. Digital printer manufacturers and Heimtextil's newly designed trend area will also find their home here in the future.

Decorative fabrics and wallpapers

Wallpaper manufacturers will continue to present their wares in hall 3.1, where they will showcase a unique range of wallpapers and wall coverings under the title Wall Decoration.

In future, the manufacturers of upholstery and decorative fabrics, leather and imitation leather will come together in hall 4 as part of the Decorative & Furniture Fabrics segment –separated from retail companies and textiles editeurs who will now be located in hall 8.0.

Heimtextil will present a revised concept from 8-11 January 2019. © Messe Frankfurt/Heimtextil

Hall 4.2 will continue to be developed into a meeting point for architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers. Manufacturers with extensive experience in contract furnishing can present themselves here. Another highlight for the target group is the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo, especially for the contract industry.

Interior decoration and beautiful living

Exhibitors from hall 3.0 with curtains, decorative fabrics and carpets, together with companies from hall 5.1 with sun protection and decorating systems and the group of textiles editeurs from hall 3.1, form a new joint segment. Under the title Window & Interior Decoration, they will be exhibiting in hall 8.0. The DecoTeam is also moving into new premises.

Suppliers of decorative cushions, blankets and plaids, as well as table and kitchen linen from halls 8.0, 9.0 and 11.0, will find suitable surroundings in hall 9.0, where they will be presenting their wares together with the new lifestyle-oriented product group Accessories under the title Beautiful Living.

Smart bedding

From 2019 onwards, the functional sleep spectrum from hall 8.0 will find a new home in hall 11.0 under the title Smart Bedding. After nutrition and fitness, sleep will be the next big lifestyle theme.

Trendspot. © Messe Frankfurt/Heimtextil

Hall 11.1 will remain a hotspot for the very high-quality target group of boutique buyers and upscale retailers. Here, they will find luxurious and classically appealing collections from the areas of bed, bathroom and table. Thanks to the connection to the new hall 12, an optimal flow of visitors is guaranteed, organisers report.

Bedding and bathroom textiles from halls 8.0, 9.0 and 11.0 will be presented in the new hall 12 in future. Heimtextil is thus upgrading these product groups and creating new spaces to further expand the already strong segment.

Asian excellence

In hall 5.1, high-end, home textiles producers from Asia with export experience will be exhibiting under the title Asian Excellence and will be selected by an independent panel of experts. Furniture and decorative fabrics are offered here in addition to curtains, sun protection and carpets. Other textile companies from Asia will be presenting themselves either individually or in country pavilions in halls 1.1 and 1.2 under the new name Asian Selection.

‘We dream in colours’. © Messe Frankfurt/Heimtextil

In the home textiles sector, hall 10 will be showcasing Asian manufacturers with products for beds, bathrooms and tables as usual. Selected producers with first-rate collections can be found in hall 10.2, while halls 10.0, 10.1 and 10.3 will feature country pavilions and individual presentations.

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