Published on : Wednesday, January 1, 2014
As the first trade fair of the year, Heimtextil, is getting all set to welcome 2014. To be held for four days, on January 08-11, it is a platform for manufacturers, retailers and designers. Heimtextil is one of the biggest international trade fairs for home and contract textiles and the global benchmark for quality design textiles of innovative functionality.
Visitors to the coming Heimtextil can look forward to an experience for all the senses in the impressive and elaborate setting of the Heimtextil Trend Show in Forum 0 at the International Trade Fair for Home and Contract Textiles in Frankfurt am Main. Based on the two superordinate trends, ‘Progress!’ and ‘Revive!’, four inspiring thematic worlds with numerous interactive elements will offer a preview of tomorrow’s home interior design. Britain’s FranklinTill studio is responsible for planning and organising the Trend Show at Heimtextil 2014. Additionally, designers, creative specialists and experts will provide well-founded information about the trends of the 2014/2015 season in the special lecture programme.
Interactivity will be a key feature of the Heimtextil Trend Show 2014. “We aim to bring trends to life by integrating fragrances, sounds and even taste”, say Caroline Till and Kate Franklin of FranklinTill. “Visitors will be able to see designers and artists in action and create their own unique designs.” For example, movement alone will cause the shape and colour of images to change in the ‘Generate Collision’ thematic world. ‘Engineer Nature!’ shows futuristic bio designs while ‘Exalt Purity!’ spotlights natural materials in a relaxed atmosphere. The fourth thematic world, ‘Rejuvenate Craft!’ presents textiles on three different levels and tracks.