Category Newcomer & Talents

The winners of the New & Next University Contest

Heimtextil award was presented for the first time

Four European design academies have been announced as the winners of the ‘New & Next University Contest’. In recognition of their excellent achievements, they will be given a trade fair stand at Heimtextil where they will present their design works to an international audience. The following academies were declared the winners of the competition: Leeds Arts ... Read more...

Angelika Gontschar: delicate materials with embroidery

The newcomer combines fabric design with Feng Shui

“I always wanted to work with fabrics and design”, says Angelika Gontschar. In 2005 the qualified dressmaker trained as a Feng Shui consultant, taking her diploma in Malaysia at the Yap Cheng Hai Academy. Then for many years she successfully developed and realised concepts of interior design – not least in her own guesthouse in ... Read more...

Heimtextil 2019 is placing newcomers in the spotlight

with university competitions and junior programmes

The doors of Heimtextil are wide open for young companies as well as prospective product and textile designers. With their products, drafts or final dissertations, they can present themselves to an international trade audience. But also learn and network: The lectures of the Talent Lab are aimed at young professionals in architecture and hotel industry, ... Read more...

2nd House of Textile competition

Entries from students invited until 15 May

By the end of March students of the 2017/2018 winter semester submitted their entries for the first round of the House of Textile competition, the winners of which will be announced at the Heimtextil trade fair in January 2019. Students from six universities are taking part in the project, which is being organised for the ... Read more...

Campus 2018

Introducing international design colleges

It is now the 12th time that the special Campus show has been here to present emerging design from up-and-coming European creatives. In a collaboration with Mitwill Textiles Europe Sarl from Sausheim in France, a special exhibit has been set up hall 4.2 with leading European design colleges. Students and graduates are on hand to ... Read more...

Organoid, Tyrol: Wallpaper made from alpine meadow hay

Nature is the best designer.

Do you love the smell of freshly cut alpine meadows in the late summer? Just imagine if your wallpaper created this fragrance in your living room because it was made of this very hay. You don’t even need to put on your walking boots: The company Organoid Technologies from Tyrol is already producing this and ... Read more...

Texool, India: sustainable upcycling!

Reduce, reuse, recycle

What a blessing it is that entrepreneurs like Jaideep Sajdeh from Mumbai exist and give us reason for hope: Jaideep imports disused hotel bed linen and other fabrics from wealthy countries around the world and makes them into shopping bags, cushion covers and other items. He prefers to use white bed linen most of all ... Read more...