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Heimtextil invites young talent with best upcycling ideas
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Heimtextil 2017, international trade fair for home and contract textiles has invited students and graduates of interior design at colleges and universities in Europe to participate in the 'Young Creations Award: Upcycling' contest with aims to encourage young designers with the best upcycling ideas.

 

The contest will be judged on the occasion of the next Heimtextil in Frankfurt from January 10-13, 2017. The award is supported by the German interior decoration and furnishing association as competition partner and carries prize money of more than € 7,000.

“Upcycling not only saves resources and money but is also chic and stands for sustainable design in tune with the times. With the 'Young Creations Award: Upcycling', Heimtextil aims to encourage young designers and reveal the potential of this subject. A wide variety of implementation options have opened up in recent years, especially in the field of textile interior decoration and furnishing,” said Sabine Scharrer, Heimtextil director.

The competition highlights the subjects of textiles, sustainability and design. Special emphasis has been given to the textile side of the project with atleast 30 per cent of the materials used must be textiles whereby the focus is on the use of selected, recycled materials and their high-grade processing.

Selected entries will be showcased to approximately 70,000 visitors from more than 130 countries in the special contest area at Heimtextil 2017 in Frankfurt in hall 4.2 during the fair. (NA)

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