Top-quality programme: Leading brand manufacturers from Germany and abroad are coming to Frankfurt
Heimtextil is heading into the homestretch of its preparations with a high-calibre roster of exhibitors already on board. From 9 to 12 January 2013, the industry’s top players will be coming to Frankfurt from all over the world for the international trade fair for home and contract textiles. Every product group has already received registrations from new and returning exhibitors, including leading brand manufacturers from Germany and abroad. Olaf Schmidt, Vice President of Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt: “Heimtextil’s outstanding programme once again confirms its exceptional position as the key business platform for interior textiles.”
The list of new and returning exhibitors includes countless well-known companies. In Hall 3.0 for example, the Inhouse Group from Denmark will be showing off its high-quality carpets for the first time. Renowned returning exhibitors include Brunswick (France), Pintail International (Netherlands) and Gefora Forster, Joop!Living and JAB Anstoetz (Germany), who will be unveiling their latest collections of curtains, furniture fabrics and decorative fabrics. Lars Puschmann, Sales Director at JAB Anstoetz: “The JAB Anstoetz Group will be presenting its stylish Gardisette spring collection, which features numerous highlights for the occasion of the brand’s 60th anniversary, as well as the full range of interior sun protection products offered by the company.”
New textile distributors at Heimtextil
The UK’s Clarke & Clarke and Italy’s Gross are among the exclusive textile distributors who are making their debut as exhibitors in Hall 3.1. The top players in the international wallpaper industry will be presenting their new collections in the same area, including Muresco from Argentina and Italy’s Dedar and Jannelli & Volpi. Hall 4.1 features a large number of exhibitors from Belgium, the UK, Italy and Spain, including De Poortere Frères, Flanders’ Trimmings and Tissat Deslee (Belgium), Abraham Moon & Sons, Ena Shaw and Premier Voile (UK) and Triade (Italy). Other high-calibre new and returning exhibitors include J.A. Raymakers (Netherlands), Gierlings Velpor (Portugal), Vanico (Spain), Flokser Tekstil (Turkey) and Karim Rashid Arben, represented by A.T.Overseas (USA).
“Design live”: a new concept for Hall 4.2
The new concept for the “Design live” area in Hall 4.2 has drawn a tremendous response from international studios, including some new participants from the USA. More than 180 exhibitors in all will be presenting their creative designs here, together with products and services for CAD/CAM and ink-jet applications. Next year will see the debut of a special Newcomer Area for which numerous young designers have already registered. “Design live” is the world’s largest platform for textile design.
Sun protection has a strong presence
Visitors to Hall 5.1 will be able to look forward to the biggest presentation of sun protection, guide rail and decoration systems in a number of years. Junkers & Müllers and H. Büsche are two of the renowned returnees from Germany. Coulisse, Eisenkolb and Thomas Regout from the Netherlands, Spain’s Sistemas Delfin and Almedahl-Kinna from Sweden will be among the highlights in the “sun” segment.
Mattresses and more in Hall 8
Hall 8 is nearly booked out, with an outstanding array of prominent exhibitors of bedware and mattresses. Heinrich Häussling will be exhibiting here once again, as will Prolana and Tempur (all from Germany). In the “Sleep Factory”, which is also located in Hall 8, a series of international bedware manufacturers will be showcasing their innovative products.
New additions to the high-quality section
The organisers also expecting a range of prestigious companies in the premium exhibition area offering high-quality products for the bath, bed and table: Linum will once again be showcasing its designs for the table and kitchen in the premium exhibition area in Halle 11.1., while Siletti is also returning with its high-quality bed linens from Italy. Visitors can look forward to presentations by well-known fashion labels who are positioning themselves on the market with trendsetting home collections. Spanish fashion label Desigual, which is presenting its home collection in Hall 11.0., is making its Heimtextil debut in 2013.
Start-ups exhibiting as part of “New & Next”
Heimtextil will be featuring new ideas and inspirations for the bath, bed and table as part of “New & Next”, with outstanding young companies presenting their collections and product innovations in Halls 8, 9 and 11. “New & Next” offers start-ups the opportunity to present their products and services to an international audience at Heimtextil. This platform for newcomers focuses on innovative design and product ideas from the field of household textiles. Among next year’s exhibitors will be Divine Marquise from Belgium, The Soft World and Wonderable from the Netherlands, Crishome Tex from Portugal, Aqua Vireo from Sweden, Serra de Llobet from Spain and Lenz & Leif, Peppa Grace and Robespierre Europe from Germany.