Individuality, growing health awareness and sustainability dominate the mattress industry. Textile digital printing, for instance, enables completely unique bed design. At the same time, companies manufacture bed systems using recycled fibres and wood from sustainable forestry. Box spring beds remain firmly in fashion. Numerous companies from the international mattress industry will be presenting these trends and much more at Heimtextil. Among them are two renowned returnees.
After over ten years away, Rössle & Wanner is back at the event with a special exhibition. The Swabian company has had over one hundred years of success in producing bed systems and beds for the European market. ‘There is hardly any other sector that is as international as the textile industry. This is one reason why we participate in Heimtextil. Above all, however, it’s because this is where the entire specialist trade meets,’ explains Manfred Greiner, Managing Director Rössle & Wanner.In Gallery 1, Rössle & Wanner will be using its Röwa brand to display innovative designs and sustainably produced articles, in addition to attractive concepts for the POS.
“The exhibition area for the mattresses product group has almost doubled,” says Meike Kern, Director of Heimtextil. “On almost 2,000 square meters Heimtextil 2016 will present renowned returnees such as Roessle & Wanner and f.a.n Frankenstolz. In addition, previous exhibitors such as TED – BED have increased their stand at the trade fair.”
Focus on mattresses
Another prestigious returnee to Heimtextil this year is f.a.n. Frankenstolz. The German-based company will present its new products for mattresses and quilts. The exhibitor has particular praise for the new fair schedule. ‘From our point of view, one of the reasons that Heimtextil has become more attractive to exhibitors is because it has brought the date forward by a day,’ says Eberhard Künstler, Director of f.a.n. Frankenstolz.
Just a few months before Heimtextil, spirits within the industry remain high. ‘We view current market developments for mattresses and bed systems extremely positively. Consumers are increasingly willing to invest in high-quality mattresses and bed systems, and are developing more awareness of quality,’ states Frank Gänser, Director of Brinkhaus GmbH. The premium bedding manufacturer has been represented at the fair since 2012. ‘For us, Heimtextil is one of the most important trade fairs, especially when it comes to bedding.’
Visitors can discover the entire range of textiles in the ‘bed’ area in Halls 8 to 11. Renowned manufacturers will present the perfect combination of bedspreads, pillows, bed linen, mattresses and bed systems. The sleeping campaign in Gallery 0 will also offer comprehensive information. Overall, Heimtextil sees growth in the ‘bed’ product group, which is made up of the areas of bed linen, bedding, duvets, decorative pillows and mattresses.
The full exhibitor list for Heimtextil 2016 will be available at the beginning of November on our website heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com