January is the time to discover trends, revive trends, and check out the latest at Heimtextil 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Probably the world’s largest textile trade show featuring interior design, interior textile, and interiors trends, in general, is about to open its doors to participants. The trade show in the Messe Frankfurt is an action-packed four days of textile industry news from 8 to 11 January 2019.
The almost 3,000 exhibitors are just one of the reasons to take a trip to Germany and pick up the vibe on the latest products, novelties, and innovations in the space. Technology advances such as inkjet digital printing for wallcoverings and decorative fabrics that is speaking to the growing trend of customization is another to visit the exhibition floor and attend workshops and seminars.
Interior designers, architects, hospitality experts might be drawn to the ‘Interior.Architecture.Hospitality’ space where experts highlight news and expert guided tours are offered for different audiences to tease out the most mind-blowing innovations from exhibitors to show guests.
Heimtextil 2019 surprises again with being spot on with information on property planning, color, design, and texture trends.
Seminars explore new ideas and approaches in hotel and gastronomy, working environments, health and care related to the textile and fabrics industry. Most everyone with a name in the value chain of the industry will be there to share insights on production, the transformation, and functionality.
As every year, the Trend Council at Heimtextil has put together an excellent preview of the 2019 textile and interiors trends. In the two-speed world that we live in, as mentioned by Mark Bickerstaffe, director of new product development at Kohler Company, consumers are seeking speed and slowness.
The Trend Council’s predictions are similar in the sense of contrasts. Consumers are seeking playfulness, challenges, transformative experiences and at the same time, they are treasuring a place that can be a sanctuary, an escape, or a comfort zone where they disconnect and recharge.
We push the boundaries on realities in these complex times with wanting more connectivity, more virtual reality, more stimulation, only to return home and indulge in the calmer and visually quieter home bases – possibly in Metropolitan grey or spiced honey – to reconnect. And if that is not enough, we want to go off-grid to remote places.
But before architects and designers disappear to hospitality sanctuaries in the US, Chile, India, or Oman, it would be good to swing by Frankfurt and check out Heimtextil 2019 with all its newness and to network with peers.
Source: photos of Heimtextil 2019 are courtesy of Heimtextil/
Messe Frankfurt GmbH, photographs by Charles Emerson, Katarina Juricic, Andrea Ferrari, Masha Bakker, Paola Pansini, Francis Amiand, Nicholas Worley.