24 May 2024, 17:46
By Furniture News Jan 15, 2024

A strong Heimtextil sets new standards

Heimtextil 2024, which concluded on Friday, attracted some 46,000 visitors from around 130 nations, and 2838 exhibitors from 60 nations (+25% YoY), reports organiser Messe Frankfurt, adding that the show overcame difficult travel conditions due to nationwide rail strikes and regional demonstrations in Germany.

"The response from international buyers to the quality and variety of the new Carpets & Rugs product segment was overwhelming," continues the show organiser. 

"In numerous talks, tours and workshops, Heimtextil also focused on two of the most important key topics of the coming decades – sustainable production and action, and artificial intelligence. At the leading trade fair for home and contract textiles, transformations could be experienced more intensively than ever before."

Textiles on offer ranged from upholstery and decorative fabrics to bed and bathroom textiles, mattresses, functional textiles and carpets to wallpapers, outdoor fabrics, artificial leather, curtains, fibres, yarns, sleeping systems and decorative cushions.

Detlef Braun, a member of Messe Frankfurt's executive board, comments: "Heimtextil ended with overwhelming participation. The increase in space, exhibitors and visitors in 2024 makes the following clear – the leading trade fair for home and contract textiles remains on course for growth, and sets new standards for a sustainable and AI-driven textile industry."

Heimtextil achieved an increase in exhibitor internationality of +95% YoY, while visitor satisfaction rose to an average of 93%, both nationally and internationally.

For 2025, Heimtextil has announced a partnership with one of the world's most influential design studios, Studio Urquiola, with a pioneering installation planned for the event – which will take place from 14-17th January 2025.

Photo courtesy Messe Frankfurt Exhibition/Pietro Sutera

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