Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles and the global benchmark for quality design textiles of innovative functionality. As the first trade fair of the year, Heimtextil, which is held on four fair days in January, is a platform for manufacturers, retailers and designers. The next time international exhibitors will be showing off their product to trade visitors will be from 9 to 12 January 2013. Heimtextil is the industry’s first major marketing and ordering date of the year and highlights the latest innovations and consumer trends. This exhibition has grown into it’s important status since its first exhibition in 1971.
The exhibitors are from the following sectors : Interior Decoration, Wallpapers, Paints, Lacquers, Textiles, Fabrics, Home Textiles, Yarns and Fibres.
Covering a wide range of products such as: window: decoration fabrics, curtains, textile curtain accessories, embroidery design, transfer / thermoprinting - upholstery: furniture fabrics / leather, decorative cushions - sun: indoor and outdoor sun-protection systems, non-textile curtain accessories - floor: carpets, carpeting - wall: wallpaper, wallcoverings / accessories, wallpapering accessories, colours, varnish - bed: bedding, fillings, bed frames, mattresses, blankets, bed linen, water beds - table: table linen / decorations, kitchen linen, textile kitchen accessories, coated table cloths, foils - bath: terry goods and towelling, bathroom curtains, bath mats / carpets, bath robes, non-slip bath mats - design: design studios, stylists - technics: CAD/CAM, ink jet, home technology, sales promotion, publishers - contract creations: contract furnishing floor / wall / window / sun / upholstery / bed / bath / table.
Visitors come from 132 countries who specialized in : retail / wholesale and foreign trade, purchasing agencies, department stores, warehouses, mail order companies, architects, interior decorators, shop constructors, interior fitters, and designers.
I have been going to this show for the past 15 years and always enjoy the ambience of the show and meeting up with the friendly faces of my suppliers and clients. I get a lot of inspiration as well because of the creative and innovative ideas and the new developments within the fabric and related industry.
I view Heimtextil as an important centre for our customer-relationship activities because the fair attracts all our international partners. To me, Heimtextil is the most important fair in the world. It is the only fair that has a genuine worldwide impact. The organization: Messe Frankfurt are always at their best. The level of internationality here is impressive. No other fair and exhibition company offers a better service. Hence, participating at this exhibition should be a long term plan for serious players in the furnishing fabric business.
It’s always winter during heimtextil and since, my customer friends are all Asians we always enjoy the evening dinners, away from the cold, where we meet up at Jade’s Restaurant at Moselstraße 25 located not far from the Hautbanhoff (CENTRAL TRAIN STATION). The owner of this restaurant is a Malaysian Chinese lady and we are always glad to enjoy the tasty Chinese food away from home. The delicious food and the warm cosy ambience of the restaurant and the nice hospitality are irresistible.
This exhibition is humongous in size and just four days to cover it. So any serious visitor need to plan their visit. Pre-arrange your appointments ahead of your trip.
One of the big reasons to attend heimtextil is the list of new and returning exhibitors which includes JAB. Lars Puschmann, the Sales Director at JAB Anstoetz indicated that : they will be presenting its stylish Gardisette spring collection, which features numerous highlights for the occasion of the brand’s 60th anniversary, as well as the full range of interior sun protection products offered by the company.
The following are some of the interesting attractions to the exhibition:
One of the main attractions at this exhibition is to see the new trends and the forecast of the new colours for 2013. This is the creative way to discover the most important and international trends at the beginning of every year.
The trend information gives product developers, furnishing specialists and designers first-class orientation to interpret current social and cultural developments as well as future consumer requirements.
Four representative personalities, each with his or her
own hopes, desires, aspirations and ideas, characterize this year's trend themes: the historian, the eccentric, the inventor, the geologist.
Learn more about theHeimtextil Trends 2013/2014: find Information about Trend show, the Trend Book, Trends Presentation and Lecture programme at Heimtextil. http://heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/trend/trends_2012.html
Order a Heimtextil Trend Book. Would you like to purchase a Trend Book? To place your order click on this link and fill up the order form. http://heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/trend/trendbuch_bestellen.html
Meanwhile if you would like to see the trend archive you can go to this link to browse. http://heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en/besucher/trend/trendarchiv.html
Design live - spotlight on textile design alt="designlive_207x125" title="designlive_207x125" v:shapes="_x0000_i1025">More than 180 international exhibitors will be presenting creative designs for home and household textiles in hall 4.2, amongst them some new studios being represented at Heimtextil for the first time. They will be showcasing their work in a newcomer area created especially for them.
In addition to the studios' work, the product portfolio of Design live encompasses applications for CAD/CAM and ink jet. Look forward to the world's largest array of textile design!
In addition to the multifaceted offering featured by exhibiting textile designers, visitors may enjoy inspiring presentations by the next generation of creative talent.
Young Creations Award: Upcycling
Students are asked to create pieces for interiors out of recycled materials according to the principle of sustainability. Visitors to hall 4.2 will judge the projects on display on site.
“New & Next”
Outstanding young companies presenting their collections and product innovations in Halls 8, 9 and 11; here under “New & Next” start-ups are given the opportunity to present their products and services to an international audience at Heimtextil. This platform for newcomers focuses on innovative design and product ideas from the field of household textiles.
There are several interesting and engaging events during the exhibition period and you can check out this link to view all of them.
As you can see this exhibition offers a lot to the visitor and in four days you have to choose what you want to focus on and to achieve in terms of developing new business for the year. If you are attending this exhibition for the first time, it would be ideal that you organize all your appointments and decide which events you want to attend. Have a good pair of walking shoes (seasoned not new), sufficient number of warm clothing and arrive at least a day early and leave the morning after the show ends. I wish you a good experience.
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