‘As part of the new Heimtextil concept, we've been able to create presentation space for the attractive group of international textiles editeurs in a common hall. ‘Together with other textile suppliers, this will create a fascinating meeting place for interior decorators, furnishers and retailers’, says Sabine Scharrer, Director of Heimtextil at Messe Frankfurt. Around 40 textiles editeurs will be grouped around the “Editor’s Café” in hall 8.0, forming a central meeting point for furnishers and interior decorators in the Window & Interior Decoration segment’. Here, they will be in close proximity to suppliers of curtains, carpets, sun protection and decoration systems.
Hall 8.0: Meeting point for interior decorators
In addition to international trade, this will mean that interior decorators and interior designers in particular will have short distances to travel and can thus spend more time at exhibitors’ stands in future thanks to the presentation of all products relevant to them in hall 8.0. The “Insider” programme, to which interior decorators from the German-speaking regions are invited, will also be concentrated in the same hall for the first time. With the “Insider Café”, participants will have their own space that provides a range of service offers.
International premium fabrics
When it comes to textiles editeurs at Heimtextil, highlights include the presentations by Alhambra/Tormes Design and Pepa Pastor (both Spain), CTA, Decobel and Foresti Home Collection Group (all Italy), Damaceno & Antunes (Portugal), Saum & Viebahn (Germany) and N.V. Wind (Belgium). In the form of Ifi Aebe, a textile editeur from Greece that very much welcomes the new concept is also present: ‘We believe that Heimtextil’s high level, in combination with the mood that will be created by the participants, will ensure a unique result’, says Fotios Tsioulpas, Managing Director and owner of Ifi Aebe.
Another new flagship is the Style Library from the UK. ‘We really appreciate the far-reaching appeal of Heimtextil, making it a truly international exhibition which attracts customers from all over the world’, says Mischa Winde, General Manager Germany from Style Library. ‘Having established Style Library as the home to all of our eight brands, Zoffany, Harlequin, Sanderson, Morris & Co, Anthology, Scion, Clarke & Clarke and Studio G – this is the ideal meeting place for our new German sales team. We are excited to be exhibiting in hall 8.0 with all our brands. This should be a wonderfully inspirational area for our interior designers to explore’.
DecoTeam will also get a new area in hall 8.0. From January onwards, in addition to Apelt, Gardisette, Germania, Heco, Höpke, Paulig, Saum & Viebahn, Stöckel & Grimmler and Unland, the companies English Dekor, Neutex, MHZ and Bandex will also be members of this association of German home textile suppliers. In addition to showcasing current design trends, DecoTeam will also offer a broad-ranging event programme: lectures, workshops and talks with well-known guests will provide first-rate information and fantastic entertainment.
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