Heimtextil – the leading trade fair for home and contract textiles – will continue with its international appeal. The show, to be held in Frankfurt during January 7-10, 2020, is likely to attract new participants from Europe and overseas. Overall, some 3000 exhibitors are expected to take part. In January 2019, 2714 companies from abroad were present.
“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 and Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt.
For the 50th edition of Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles, there will once again be the world’s largest product range for textile interiors and globally unique trends. With ‘Wall Decoration’, Heimtextil presents the world’s largest range of wallpapers and wall coverings. International highlights include the Grandeco Wallfashion Group from Belgium and Eijffinger from the Netherlands. Among the German companies to be present at the trade fair are Erismann, Komar, Marburger Tapetenfabrik and Tapetenfabrik Gebr Rasch.
The exhibition will have a Trends Space which will see exhibits from around 250 international textile designers. Under the banner of “Textile Technologies”, manufacturers of machines for digital printing and textile processing will present their innovations. These include digital printer manufacturer HP and Kornit from Germany as well as MS Printing Solutions from Italy. The area provided for machines focusing on textile processing in particular will be expanded at the upcoming Heimtextil and gain new exhibitors, including ZSK Stickmaschinen from Germany and Joos sewing machines from the USA.
The “Decorative and Furniture Fabrics” segment will see around 40 new exhibitors such as Dickson Constant from France (with the brand Sunbrella), Leder Fiedler from Germany, Limonta and Maxpell from Italy as well as Morgan Fabrics from the USA. The trade fair will also present furnishing solutions and specialist offers specifically aimed at contract furnishing. It offers interior designers, architects and hospitality experts a business and networking forum.
The exhibition has a lot to offer for interior designers and international furnishers. There will be curtains, decorative fabrics, carpets, interior sun protection and decorative systems, as well as new collections. Industry leaders from Germany such as Alfred Apelt, Erfal, Gardisette, HECO Textilverlag, JAB Josef Anstoetz, Karl F Buchheister, MHZ Hachtel, Neutex Home Deco, Paulig Teppichweberei, Rasch Textil, Saum & Viebahn and Stoeckel & Grimmler will be present.
The area “Beautiful Living” will represent strong brands and private labels from both the country and abroad. Buyers will find trendy lifestyle products such as decorative cushions, blankets and bedspreads, table and kitchen linen, coated table coverings, doormats and other home accessories. Bellavia Ricami and OneOff (with the Busatti brand) from Italy, Blyco from the Netherlands, Eskitex from Switzerland, Hinterveld from South Africa, Silkeborg Uldspinderi from Denmark and Tiseco from Belgium are among those who will present their new home collections. From Germany, Auskin Europe, Deckenkunst Manufaktur Germany, Kracht, Magma Heimtex, Sander, Sprügel Hometex, Steinbeck, Sun Garden and Zoeppritz will be represented.
Around 140 companies, including start-ups and international top players will present textile innovations for the bedroom. New participants in the section include My Alpaca from Poland, Cinelli Piume e Piumini and Giuseppe Olmo from Italy and the Textile Machinery Association from Sweden.
The section on fashion and home sectors will also see illustrious names such as Essenza Home from the Netherlands, Vossen (with the Bugatti and Esprit brands) from Austria and Lexington from Sweden.
The exhibition will also see high-end home textiles producers from Asia with export experience under the banner “Asian Excellence”. The section will have furniture and decorative fabrics, curtains, sun protection and carpets. Akara, D Decor and G M Syntex from India are among those attending. Other textile companies from Asia will be presenting their wares either individually or in country pavilions under the name “Asian Selection”.
In the home textiles segment, visitors can expect a wide variety of products from Asian manufacturers for bathrooms, beds and tables. There will be separate sections for selected producers with first-rate collections, country pavilions and individual presentations.