The development in Heimtextil exhibitors over the past few years shows that while the German market is going through a challenging period, Heimtextil in Frankfurt is positioned as a world-leading platform with a strong international appeal. This trend is set to continue at the upcoming trade fair for home and contract textiles.
Exhibitor numbers have increased year on year over the course of the past decade, from 2,469 in 2010 to 3,012 at the most recent edition. This significant growth has come from abroad: 2,125 companies from abroad attended Heimtextil in 2010. In January 2019, this number had risen to 2,714 and is increasing all the time. There is also a positive upswing in the number of visitors from abroad.
“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,” said Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt. At the upcoming Heimtextil, the organisers once again expect there to be 3,000 exhibitors, including many big players in the industry and global market leaders.
Largest product range
For the 50th edition of Heimtextil, the show will once again sparkle with the world’s largest product range for textile interiors and unique presentation of trends. Broken down into individual product areas, Heimtextil has a whole range of segments in which it is internationally leading.
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 present at the trade fair are Erismann, Komar, Marburger Tapetenfabrik and Tapetenfabrik Gebr. Rasch.
Under the banner of Textile Technologies, manufacturers of machines for digital printing and textile processing will present their innovations in the immediate vicinity. These include digital printer manufacturer HP and Kornit from Germany, as well as MS Printing Solutions from Italy.
The neighbouring hall with furnishing and upholstery fabrics around 40 new exhibitors will take part in the Decorative & Furniture Fabrics segment at Heimtextil, 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.
Everything for interior designers
Hall 8.0 will once again be the first point of contact for interior designers and the international furnishing industry. Curtains, decorative fabrics, carpets, interior sun protection and decorative systems will be presented here. N.V. Wind from Belgium and Style Library from the UK are among the international highlights.
The area Beautiful Living awaits with strong brands and private labels from both the international and national context. 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 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.
Sleep is once again a major lifestyle theme
Around 140 companies, including exciting start-ups and numerous international top players in the industry, will be presenting textile innovations for the bedroom. New at Heimtextil are My Alpaca from Poland, Cinelli Piume e Piumini and Giuseppe Olmo from Italy and the Textile Machinery Association from Sweden. This means that Heimtextil will also be a global leader in the bed-related product segment.
Product variety from Asia
High-end home textiles producers from Asia with export experience will be exhibiting under the title Asian Excellence. Furniture and decorative fabrics are offered here in addition to curtains, sun protection and carpets. Akara, D Decor and G. M. Syntex from India are among those attending. Other textiles companies from Asia will be presenting their wares either individually or in country pavilions under the name Asian Selection.