Published on : Monday, February 2, 2015
More than 2,759 exhibitors participated; Germany’s massive 2015 Heimtextil fair earlier this month offered a glimpse of the latest in residential fabrics and contract textile for hospitality. Manufacturers from around the globe- but especially India, Turkey and China- converged in Germany this winter to nearly fill the city’s labyrinthine Messe Frankfurt Convention Centre.
The show was a perfect place to meet visitors and exhibitors, moreover the global suppliers with the innovative products- and to discover brand names unfamiliar in the U.S market. A visit to the fair’s trend hall presented one with the latest hardware from all of the major tech companies.
A standout was Mumbai-based G.M. Syntex. Alongside a full range of the company’s traditional fabrics were a surprising number of chic experimental patterns and textures highlighting embroidery and digital printing. At the exhibition, a mid-century chair’s highlighted in glazed silk upholstery that was abstract, digitally printed without an obvious repeat. The result was patinated and mysterious, appearing nearly hand-painted.
Style trends included florals as well as African designs, which had an earthy, modern look in shades of brown sparked with unexpected colorful accents. Exquisite woven linens and trims were shown by Belgian manufacturer Deltracon.
Also notable among the finished goods were chunky woven acrylic throws from Alpha Corporation, and finally 20-inch toss pillows covered in butterflies, from the British wallcoverings manufacturer Graham and Brown.
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