Heimtextil 2018, a leading trade fair for home and contract textiles, which will take place from 9-12 January in Frankfurt. As part of the new Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo, trade visitors from the contract business will get to see functional product solutions for the interior decoration sector, such as textiles with acoustic functions or special abrasion-related properties.
The product range for furnishing, decorative and upholstery fabrics will be significantly expanded and offer individual solutions for architects and interior designers. The range of furnishing and upholstery fabrics on offer at Heimtextil 2018 will vary from suppliers of the highest quality goods to suppliers of functional textile solutions in this segment and also manufacturers of high-volume goods.
Together with renowned partners such as the trade magazine AIT, the Allgemeine Hotel- und Gastronomie-Zeitung (AHGZ) magazine, the Bundesverband der Innenarchitekten (Association of German Interior Architects/Designers, BDIA), the industry promoter hotel forum and the online platform World Architects, the Expo will also be inviting visitors to partake of special guided tours of the trade fair and lectures in the new lecture area.
According to the show organisers, Messe Frankfurt, the show has seen a strong increase in the number of high-quality suppliers of furnishing and upholstery fabrics in recent years. This development will continue in 2018. Heimtextil presents upholstery and decorative fabrics on a total of five hall levels. The newly added Hall 4.2 will again expand the range of products and services in this segment from 2018 onwards.
In hall 4, more than 400 manufacturers will be exhibiting their wares, among them international names, such as Deltracon and Muvantex, from Belgium, and Loro Piana and Tali, from Italy. Top brands, such as Archroll, Bill Beaumont Textiles and Chess Designs, from the UK, Blom Lina Maria, from Finland, Cancelli, from Italy, Erotex, from Israel, Green Street Fabrics, from Belgium, Pro Loom, from Germany, Samac, from Italy, Sankrin World and Textil Roig, from Spain, will also be exhibiting for the first time at Heimtextil 2018.
In addition to the presentations for the contract sector, another promising highlight awaits visitors in hall 4.2 in cooperation with Trevira (Germany): for the first time in several years, the company will take part in a big community presentation with its CS partners.
The following partners are involved: Baumann Dekor, Engelbert E. Stieger, Fidivi Tessitura Vergnano, Georg und Otto Friedrich, Getzner Textil, Jenny Fabrics, Johan van den Acker Textielfabriek, Mattes & Ammann, Mersem Teksil, Pugi R.G., Spandauer Velours, SR Webatex / Getzner Textil, Swisstulle, Teksko Kadife Kumas, Tessitura Mario Ghioldi & C, Torcitura Fibre Sintetiche, Torcitura Lei Tsu, Vlnap, Wagenfelder Spinning Group and Wintex.
Around 50 textile manufacturers will present their collections in hall 3. Highlights include presentations by international brands, such as Alhambra / Tormes Design and Zeconzeta & Conzeta, from Spain, Damaceno & Antunes – Evo Interior Fabrics, from Portugal, Fryett’s Fabrics, from the UK, and CTA and Tolino, from Italy.
Heimtextil is also recording steady growth among leather suppliers. 2018 will see companies such as Ehrlich Leder, Jos. Schreyeck Inh. Wilhelm Funke, Futura Leathers, Gruppo Mastrotto and Prodital Italia represented in hall 3.0.
A total of three floors will also be available for exhibitors from Asia to present a wide range of products. This is where wholesalers and distributors as well as representatives of department stores meet manufacturers, enabling them to place medium and high quantity orders that will be supplied in a timely manner.
In addition, the exhibitors will also be offering a varied range of products manufactured especially for retailers and bearing their own brand name.