With the view of becoming a top innovation and scientific platform for textile solutions in architecture and hotel design, Heimtextil has consulted a think tank of global members to enhance its knowledge of the commercial segment.

In mid-April, five representatives from internationally-renowned architecture and interior design studios met in Frankfurt am Main. They included Lisa Hassanzadeh of concrete architectural associates; Peter Ippolito of Ippolito Fleitz Group; Martin Lesjak from INNOCAD Architektur; Tamara Pallasch from Pallasch Interiordesign and Ushi Tamborriello.

Together, the expert team identified current themes in the industry and developed ideas aimed at giving architects and interior designers even more textile solutions and know-how suited to their needs at Heimtextil.

Heimtextil will combine all its expertise in applications for textiles in architecture, hotel furnishing and fittings in the contract sector under the title “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality”. In addition to a high-quality programme of talks, this segment of the show will also include industry-specific trade fair tours, a special exhibitor guide and a meeting point in Hall 4.2 for architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers to network. 

Hall 4.2 will also act as the location for a special new presentation on textile floorcoverings initiated by the Association of the German Home Textiles Industry (Heimtex). The themes of modularity, acoustics and design are showcased in an architecture-focused environment using textile floor coverings. Architects and contract furnishers will receive comprehensive and expert advice on these three main themes as well as all other issues relating to carpets.

The innovative fibre manufacturer Trevira will also be present in Hall 4.2 for the first time as part of a big community presentation comprising 18 participating firms, including Engelbert E. Stieger, Johan van den Acker, Pugi, Spnadauer Velours, Swisstulle and Torcitura Lei Tsu.

A globally unique range of upholstery and decorative fabric offers with over 400 exhibitors can be found in Hall 4 in the direct vicinity of the Expo. Visitors to the Expo will benefit from its proximity to the stands of high-quality international suppliers such as Deltracon and Muvantex from Belgium, Erotex from Israel, Loro Piana and Tali from Italy and Blom Liina Maria from Finland.