About the blog authors

In the Heimtextil Blog, experts report regularly on innovations from the world of home textiles.
We also publish first hand information about the Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles in Frankfurt am Main.

Kerstin Böhning is reporting on Heimtextil-Blog directly from the International Trade Fair for Home and Contract Textiles in Frankfurt/Germany on latest news from the world of textile interior design. As a specialist for interior, lifestyle, fashion and trends, Kerstin Böhning is blogging about Heimtextil Trade Fair and the branch as such – during the exhibition and ongoing over the year. As a freelance journalist, Kerstin has given herself the task to spot the latest design and business developments in the market and to post them on the Heimtextil Blog.

Journalist Rita Breer has been with the Ferdinand Holzmann publishing company for many years and is head of ‘möbel kultur Lifestyle’ magazine. In this position, she enjoys thinking outside the box to discover the latest trends for the furnishing sector. She loves ideas that support the marketing activities of specialist retailers. In the Heimtextil Blog, she will focus on furniture and decorative fabrics and their POS concepts.

Ronny Eckert (M.A.) is a journalist and innovation journalist.
For the Heimtextil Blog he reports exclusively on textile innovations, new developments on the textile market and in textile research as well as curious and exciting trends.

For design expert Heike Gessulat current developments in the field of living, home textiles, wall papers and wall coverings are among her favorite subjects. As chief editor of the design magazine ‘arcade‘, she is constantly on the trail of hot trends’ and ‘new impulses’ including exciting haptics, current decors or hip looks. In the Heimtextil Blog, she introduces must-see product innovations, creative designers and companies.

Jana Vonofakos has been working as an interior designer for more than fifteen years. In 2015 she founded VRAI interior architecture, an office specialising in hospitality design based in Frankfurt am Main. Her projects include office extensions, the planning of residential residences as well as interior design for private hotels or houses of the international chain hotel industry. Individual concepts are developed for each project, which are based on only one DNA: that of the customer.

Edda Simon, Stefan Jakob and Laura Schönhardt will be on location to report first-hand about all the latest news at Heimtextil. As members of the press team at Messe Frankfurt, they are responsible for the Heimtextil content and program. Who are the new exhibitors, what special shows will be presented, lecture programs, competitions or activities to promote young talent? What are the latest figures of the national and international textile industry’s turnover?
Edda Simon, Stefan Jakob and Laura Schönhardt will keep you informed and up-to-date on all this and more as well as report on the fair highlights and interesting facts and figures.