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By Furniture News Dec 19, 2018

The return of Frankfurt's fabric feature

With over 400 international manufacturers, the product range of upholstery and decorative fabrics – as well as upholstery and artificial leather – at Heimtextil is wider than ever, as the world’s leading trade fair for home and contract textiles further expands its spectrum across a total of six hall levels.

“The upholstery and decorative fabrics segment has been growing very successfully for several years now,” says Olaf Schmidt, vice-president of textiles and textile technologies at show organiser Messe Frankfurt. “In 2019, all the relevant European suppliers of upholstery and decorative fabrics, upholstery and artificial leather will be presenting themselves across the three levels of hall 4 for the first time.”

Key Asian upholstery fabric manufacturers with export experience will also be present in halls 1 and 5. 

In all, Heimtextil promises the world’s largest and most international range in this segment, thus creating the widest choice for buyers from the furniture and home textile industries, as well as textiles editeurs.

Not to be missed is next year’s Toward Utopia Trend space. In the newly designed Trend Space in hall 3.0, Heimtextil will demonstrate how various scenarios can be lived out. Here, the fair will present five trend themes that represent a combination of inspiration, interaction and knowledge transfer, and showcases trailblazing projects and design initiatives. 

The Trend Space will also present current colour trends. The immersive staging on site – and the Trend Book, which is now available – document the poetic properties of colour as well as its inspiring, artistic and aesthetic power in design.

“The new Trend Space at Heimtextil convinces with interactive and tactile worlds of experience,” says Olaf. “Visitors are playfully inspired, involved and motivated to get to grips with futuristic, spatial design concepts. This creates a comprehensive picture of the design of future spaces, and we can get some answers to the questions of how we will interact, consume, live and work in the future.”

Heimtextil 2019 takes place from 8-11th January at Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main.

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