Textile trends and know-how for architects, interior designers and hotel experts
Textiles have a particular significance when it comes to property planning, interior design and the hotel industry. High demands in relation to these are not just about the colour, design and texture of the material. At the world's largest trade fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil (8 -11 January 2019), visitors from the contract sector will not only find a unique variety of textiles for various applications, but above all international expertise on their functional characteristics as well as application examples for innovative construction projects and individual planning. This offer is summarised under the title 'Interior.Architecture.Hospitality'. Architects, interior designers and hospitality experts can inform themselves about the latest trends and solutions in first-rate lectures. Renowned industry experts will guide visitors through the trade fair from a user's perspective. And a varied supporting programme offers the opportunity for discussion among colleagues and to garner inspiration.
In the exclusive 'Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo' exhibition format, architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers will find high-quality products for textile furnishings. Current participants are Rummel Matratzen with mattresses especially dedicated to the hotel sector, upholstery fabrics with functional properties by Höpke Möbelstoff and MP S.p.A., Decorum and Tecnografica with design wallpapers and wall coverings as well as Art Marin and Serge Ferrari with acoustic solutions and sun protection systems especially dedicated to architecture, hotel and contract business.
Also worth seeing is the presentation of the Expo and lecture area in hall 4.2, which has been realised according to a design concept by the Swiss studio ushitamborriello Innenarchitektur_Szenenbild. Ushitamborriello was inspired by an old Japanese tradition, Furoshiki. This is the artistic skill of being able to cover almost any shape using a square piece of fabric and with the help of special folding and knotting techniques. The presentation illustrates the extraordinary flexibility and effectiveness of textiles in room design.
In hall 4.2, the company Trevira CS will be presenting a trend area specifically for the contract market entitled 'Trends in Contract by Trevira CS'. Here, interior designers, designers and outfitters can find out about innovative textiles and colour trends in the home textiles and contract sectors. A high-calibre trend panel comprising Sebastian Herkner/Studio Sebastian Herkner Offenbach, Markus Hilzinger/FINE ROOMS Berlin, Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk/JOI Design Hamburg and Sylvia Leydecker/100% interior Cologne, chose Trevira CS Stoffe to present at the fair. The experts supplied ideas and contributions in the areas of product development, hotel & gastronomy, working environments and health & care. The idea, concept, themes and colours were developed by the trend agency stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano from Frankfurt. The production will be supplemented by the product presentation of Trevira together with 27 top customers comprising everything from fibre production, yarn production to dyeing, and from large-scale production by weavers and knitters to textiles editeurs. At individual stands, customers such as Engelbert E. Stieger, Gerriets, Jenny Fabrics, Pugi, Spandauer Velours, Swisstulle and Wintex will be exhibiting their Trevira CS collections for the home textiles and contract textiles sector and showcasing their contribution to the textile value chain. Visitors will thus gain an insight into the complex and elaborate production of textiles and the 'transformation process' of polyester fibres into attractive, functional fabrics that can impress with their look and feel and convey value.
The benefits of textile floor coverings can be experienced at the 'Carpet by Heimtex' stand in hall 4.2, the stand of the Association of the German Home Textile Industry. Architects and contract decision-makers will find valuable ideas for the modern use of textile floor coverings by the participants Aquafil, Balsan, Findeisen, German Rugs, Object Carpet, TFI-Institut für Bodensysteme, Toucan-T, Uzin Utz and Weseler Teppich.
In the 'House of Textile' (hall 9.0 C57 and C61), students from the fields of architecture, interior design and textile design will present their visions of how we will live, work and travel with (home) textiles in 2025. The competition, presented by the Association of the German Home Textile Industry, is aimed at architects and contract decision-makers, as well as designers and trade visitors.
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