Heimtextil 2018: Large range of ready-made products
Halls 8 to 11: bathroom textiles, bed
linen, bedding, mattresses,
table and kitchen linen.
The upcoming Heimtextil (9-12 January 2018) in
Frankfurt am Main will sparkle with a wide range of finished
products. In Halls 8 to 11, bed dealers, wholesalers and online
retailers, boutique operators as well as buyers and housekeepers
from the hotel industry will find a wide selection of ready-made
‘Almost 1,500 international manufacturers will present their
new collections from the bed, bath and table segments on nine
hall levels. This means that Heimtextil now offers the world's
largest selection of bed linen and bedding, mattresses, bathroom
textiles and table and kitchen linen’, says Meike Kern, Director
Hall 8.0, which is completely booked out, has become the
central contact point for the bedding industry. Numerous
market-leading companies such as Irisette, Billerbeck and
Frankenstolz (all from Germany) will be present during the show.
Mascioni (Italy) and Dún or Fior (Iceland) are new additions to
the fair. Numerous international suppliers of bathroom textiles
and accessories will also be presenting their wares.
Heimtextil also welcomes Rössle & Wanner from Germany, a
renowned supplier of premium mattresses and a market leader in
the field of manually and motor-driven adjustable slatted
frames. Rössle & Wanner will exhibit its Röwa brand products in
Growth is also evident in the table segment. In hall 9.0,
Towa (Japan) and Aramis (Spain) are among the highlights with
non-textile table coverings as well as Textil Vidal Rius (Spain)
and Mistral Home (Belgium) with table linen.
The Asian premium area for household textiles can be found in
hall 10.2. Yunus Textile Mills (Pakistan) and Synergy Lifestyles
(India) are also returning. Synergy Lifestyles is known for its
“Bandit Queen” home collection that company owner Sunita
Namjoshi developed together with designer Valérie Barkowski. New
at Heimtextil is Vini Exports (India), which will also present
its new bedding and table linen collection in hall 10.2.
Home collections by international fashion labels such as Joop
Living or Marc O' Polo and Esprit (licensee Van Es Home,
Netherlands) can be seen in hall 11.0. In addition, premium
providers will also be presenting their new products in a
lifestyle-oriented environment. The companies will present their
contemporary and modern as well as classic and elegant
approaches in hall 11.1. Among those represented with
collections of the highest quality are Schlossberg
(Switzerland), Collection Stiegler and Curt Bauer (both
Germany), Kas International (Australia), Martinelli Ginetto
(Italy), Sorema (Portugal) and Welspun (Great Britain).
New: “All about pets” presents
textiles and accessories for animals
The number of exhibitors that include textiles for animals in
their portfolio has grown steadily over a number of years.
Heimtextil is meeting this growing interest for the first time
in January by providing an area for textiles and accessories for
animals in Galleria 0. “All about pets” offers beds for dogs and
cats, pillows, cosy blankets and much more. Darling Little Place
and Studio am Meer (both Germany), Lex & Max (both Netherlands)
and Volentis (Switzerland) will be present during the show.
Theme Park showcases the mega trend
Entitled “The future is urban”- visitors to the Theme Park at
Heimtextil can expect a multi-sensory experience. With the
elaborate installation in hall 6.0, Messe Frankfurt will convey
the mega trend of urbanization to the textile industry in a
targeted manner and make the practical aspects tangible.
“Our trend area has long since become the showpiece of
Heimtextil. It presents the colour and material trends of the
coming season and shows real future prospects for our industry:
from textile innovations for interior design to progressive
production processes,” says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President
Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt. In addition
to the impressive trend show, the trade fair special also offers
interactive room situations and current projects by
international first movers.
The London-based design studio FranklinTill is responsible
for the concept of the Theme Park and the accompanying trend
book. The basis for this was drawn up by the Heimtextil
Trendtable during which international design studios from seven
countries developed a common vision for the interior design.
City of the future
Inspired by the idea of urban life, the Colour Trend Rooms
form the heart of this installation. Similar to a flat, visitors
walk through five individually designed rooms in which they
experience the styles Relax/Recharge, Perfect Imperfection, Soft
Minimal, Adapt+Assemble and Urban Oasis in their purest form. In
this environment, visitors can see the unfolding of four
overarching lifestyle trends in typical urban locations and
situations such as workplaces and production facilities,
relaxation zones and social meeting places.
The flexible space
The limited living space available in the world's megacities
presents interior design with well-known but also very special
challenges. The Micro Home pavilion will present an exclusive
solution to this by London's Studiomama label. The inventors of
the “13m2 house” use every corner of the minimal living space.
Thanks to the superb multi functionality of the cleverly
designed furnishings, the interior can be easily converted and
thus offers all the essential functions of a flat with normal
proportions. The subtle colour scheme of Soft Minimal provides
the necessary visual freedom.
The healthy space
Hardly any nature, an unnatural daily rhythm, constant
busyness: urban life can have a fatal effect on human health.
Designers find solutions in both nature and colour: in the
"Green Work Space", plants humidify and filter the air within
the working environment. Lush green tones from the Urban Oasis
colour scheme have a healing effect and create places of
retreat. The design orientation Relax/Recharge restores the
energy balance with the help of colour. Monochrome red has a
calming effect, while blue invigorates the senses. In the Colour
Experience pavilion, visitors will find a protected space where
they can enjoy a film-based work of art and try out its positive
effect. Relax and recharge your batteries in the blue and red
The re-made space
In the course of urbanization, the volume of waste is
increasing significantly. Designers and producers are therefore
increasingly looking for ways out of the throwaway society.
Interesting solutions are offered by e.g. Jorge Penades, who
recycles leather leftovers in his designs and Pinatex, a label
that produces innovative natural textiles from pineapple leaf
fibres. The Remade Materials pavilion invites visitors to take a
close look at new materials.
The Maker Space
Global developments such as digitalisation are fundamentally
changing the relationship between manufacturer and consumer.
This is already evident today in the maker movement, something
that has also had a lasting influence on textile production. The
Theme Park provides two current examples of this: in the studio,
Lola Lely and Bristol Weavers Mill dye and process fabrics in a
traditional manner. The results will grow over the course of the
trade fair to form an overall work of art thanks to the
participation of Heimtextil visitors. With the striking indigo
and natural tones as well as the deliberately imperfect designs,
the project is part of the Perfect Imperfection design trend. At
the same time, the Dutch label Post Couture is showing how
fashion can work as a DIY kit in the Fab Lab. An innovative
connection system makes sewing superfluous and deliberately
draws attention to the DIY making process. The strong red, blue,
green and yellow tones of the Adapt+Assemble design trend
highlight this effect.
Conference space: High-calibre
The Conference Space is directly connected to the Theme Park.
It offers high-calibre specialist lectures on the Heimtextil
2018/19 trends free of charge on all days of the trade fair.
Every day at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., designers Kate Franklin and
Caroline Till from Studio FranklinTill explain the inspiration
behind, idea and impact of the trend they call, “The future is
urban.” Members of the Trendtable also shed light on different
business perspectives for the textile industry. Visitors can
listen to e.g. Anne Marie Commandeur (Stijlinstituut Amsterdam,
NL), Anja Bisgaard Gaede (Spott Trends & Business, DK), Virginie
Corbasson (Carlin, F) and Gemma Riberti (WGSN Minset, USA).
Exciting backgrounds for the colour trends and projects are
provided by the companies that actively participate in the
trends, such as Opendesk, Post Couture, Lola Ley, Studiomama and
The British Weavers Mill.
Explore the theme park with
the audio guide
Detailed information about the Theme Park can be found in an
audio guide. Using this, visitors can explore the Theme Park on
their own initiative and have access to additional information
and explanations about the various installations. The audio
guide is integrated into the Heimtextil Navigator app, which is
available free of charge from the App Store.