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HEIMTEXTIL 2020

50th edition: Heimtextil celebrates half a century as a leading trade fair50th edition: Heimtextil celebrates half a century as a leading trade fair

Heimtextil celebrates its anniversary: from 7-10 January 2020, the global home textiles industry will meet for the 50th time in Frankfurt am Main.

With a great anniversary party, a showcase presenting design classics from the past few decades, an anniversary film and other activities, Heimtextil will review the past half century since its first edition in 1971. ‘50 editions over the course of the past five decades are a rarely experienced phenomenon in the fast-moving global trade fair industry and are practically an eternity’, says Detlef Braun, CEO of Messe Frankfurt. ‘Like no other trade fair, Heimtextil stands for product variety, international clout and undisputed market leadership in the textile sector’. As a design show, it constantly reinvents itself, continues to present state-of-the-art home trends as it has always done and makes the furnishing trends of tomorrow tangible’ ... mehr lesen


“WHERE I BELONG”: Heimtextil presents the design trends for 2020/2021“WHERE I BELONG”: Heimtextil presents the design trends for 2020/2021

Heimtextil will launch the new 2020/2021 trend season with the general theme “WHERE I BELONG”. For the official Heimtextil Trend Preview, Stijlinstituut Amsterdam director Anne Marie Commandeur introduced the new design themes. The presentation in the run-up to Heimtextil (7-10 January 2020) took place at the Textile Museum’s Textile Lab in Tilburg, the Netherlands on 11 September 2019 and was streamed worldwide.

This season, Stijlinstituut Amsterdam is responsible for the Trend Book content and Trend Space implementation at the upcoming international trade fair for home and contract textiles. Alongside Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, London-based studio FranklinTill and Danish agency SPOTT trends & business contributed to the 20/21 global forecast for perspective-related interior design. Together with the Heimtextil management team, these Trend Council participants gave insights into future styles during a workshop.

At the annual international Trend Council workshop, identity was an ever-present topic: part of a broader discussion on gender and cultural diversity, on tolerance and curiosity. Today, the self-identification process seems more complex than ever. Identities are now formed through experiences that take place simultaneously, on different levels. Locally, nationally, globally, both online and offline. Identity therefore can consist of many different layers. In fact, individuals can all have multilayered identities. ... mehr lesen


Heimtextil 2020: Internationale Strahlkraft nimmt weiter zu trendcouncil (c) Pietro Sutera-Messe FrankfurtHeimtextil 2020: international appeal continues to increase

The development in Heimtextil exhibitors over the past few years shows one thing clearly: while the German market is currently going through a challenging period and the number of producers and retailers is declining, Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main is positioned as a world-leading platform with a strong international appeal. This trend is set to continue at the upcoming trade fair for home and contract textiles (7-10 January 2020).

Exhibitor numbers have increased year on year over the course of the past decade, from 2469 (2010) to 3012 at the most recent edition (2019). This significant growth has come from abroad: 2125 companies from abroad attended Heimtextil in 2010. In January 2019, this number had risen to 2714 and is increasing all the time. There is also a positive upswing in the number of visitors from abroad.* ‘As before, we are seeing growth from other countries in Europe and overseas. International manufacturers rely on Heimtextil as an attractive platform for export business and as a trendsetting launch event where they can present their new season products at the start of the year’, says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt. ... mehr lesen


Heimtextil: Jetzt zum New & Next Hochschulwettbewerb anmelden (c) Pietro Sutera-Messe FrankfurtHeimtextil: Register now for the New & Next University Contest

Up-and-coming product and textile designers will be presenting refreshing inspirations and innovative textile developments at Heimtextil from 7-10 January 2020. The second edition of the “New & Next University Contest” promises a host of exciting design ideas. Universities can now register to take part in the competition.

At the upcoming Heimtextil, Messe Frankfurt will put the spotlight on the textile designers of tomorrow. With the “New & Next University Contest”, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles is targeting European universities that specialise in textile design and other related courses of study.

At Heimtextil, “New & Next” has been a byword for the promotion of newcomers and start-ups for many years now. Under this title, Heimtextil presents young labels that are new on the market. Recently, around 40 newcomers to the market presented fresh design ideas to the international trade fair audience. In the Textile Design product segment (hall 3.0) in particular, young studios inspire with exciting designs. In addition, New & Next participants also offer creative design concepts in other product segments. ... mehr lesen


Heimtextil 2020: Trend Council nimmt fünf neue Designrichtungen ins Visier (c) Pietro Sutera-Messe FrankfurtHeimtextil 2020: Trend Council sets its sights on five new design orientations

Launch of preparations for Heimtextil 2020: with the meeting of the Trend Council, the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles paves the way for its new season. A high-calibre committee met in Frankfurt am Main on 20 and 21 March 2019.

Those present included Anne Marie Commandeur, Grietje Schepers and Harm Rensink from Stijlinstituut Amsterdam (NL), Caroline Till and Titia Dane from Studio FranklinTill (GB) as well as Anja Bisgaard Gaede with her agency SPOTT trends + business (DK).

As this year's lead office, Stijlinstituut Amsterdam will be responsible for the conception and implementation of the Trend Book and the presentation at the trade fair in January of next year. ... mehr lesen