Heimtextil Blog der Messe Frankfurt

The Radisson BLU Hotel, located right next to the Hanover Trade Fair & Exhibition Centre, wanted its two suites to be redesigned. The luxurious rooms can be combined into one large suite. The south-facing side was deliberately given a golden shimmer in its materials; the suite facing north gives a monochrome impression, cool and objective, in black, white and silver.

During the planning phase, the commissioned interior design office VRAI paid particular attention to the abrasion resistance of the fabrics. Thus the material used for the bed-head in a hotel room must be particular resistant against wear, and against cleaning agents. 

Here we selected a high-quality artificial leather, which gives the impression of a fabric. The wallpapers in the new suites, too, have a shiny, luxurious look, but are made of flame-retardant, wear-resistant vinyl.

The requirements which furniture and textiles must fulfil in the international hotel industry are particularly strict. Hotel chains such as the InterContinental Hotels Group, Radisson Hospitality or Starwood, have great expertise in this area and prescribe definite features for the materials concerned. Apart from fire safety, textiles must have non-fade properties and be abrasion-resistant, their abrasion-resistance being measured in Martindale units. The higher the figure, the more durable the textile.    

You will find exhibitors offering products with these and further functional features at the coming
Heimtextil (7. – 10. January 2020):

Schmitz GmbH & Co. KG 3.1 D81
Höpke Möbelstoff-Handels GmbH 4.0   C35
VOWALON Beschichtung GmbH Treuen  4.0   F24
Gebr. Munzert GmbH & Co. KG 4.1   A87
Carl Weiske GmbH & Co. KG  4.2   G95B
Schmitz Textiles GmbH + Co. KG 8.0 C56

Photo rights: Jana Vonofakos. Photographer: Nina Struve.

Jana Vonofakos

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