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Heimtextil 2018 to focus on architecture, hospitality
May '17
Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt
Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt
Heimtextil, world's leading trade fair for home and contract textiles to be held in Frankfurt am Main during January 9 -12, 2018, is aiming to become a top innovation and scientific platform for textile solutions in architecture and hotel design. The event will have special space for the section under the title "Interior.Architecture.Hospitality".  
The section is a result of a strategy chalked out by a think tank comprising experts from across the world. 
"Heimtextil offers an unbelievable range of products, incentives and networking opportunities for architects, interior designers and hoteliers. We aim to tease these out more from the overall portfolio of Heimtextil and prepare them in a way that suits current requirements within the industry. To this end, we have been in discussions with international experts and developed some exciting ideas," explains Sabine Scharrer, director of Heimtextil.
In mid-April, five representatives from internationally renowned architecture and interior design studios - Lisa Hassanzadeh (concrete architectural associates), Peter Ippolito (Ippolito Fleitz Group), Martin Lesjak (INNOCAD Architektur), Tamara Pallasch (Pallasch Interiordesign) and Ushi Tamborriello - met in Frankfurt am Main. The expert team identified current themes in the industry and developed ideas aimed at giving architects and interior designers even more textile solutions and know-how suited to their needs at Heimtextil. 
Determining and highlighting the performance and variety of applications for textiles in architecture and contract furnishing was one of the main objectives of the think tank. "Textiles are often only used as decorative elements. But this is wrong. They can create rooms and reveal worlds. I would like to see the integrated use of textiles as space-building elements," says Lisa Hassanzadeh. 
Peter Ippolito, managing partner Ippolito Fleitz Group emphasises: "Textiles in all their facets are an essential and identity-forming component of our construction culture. Heimtextil, as the most important meeting place for the industry, has the opportunity and mission to offer more than just pure product presentation and be a relevant source of inspiration and driver of innovation in order to rediscover textile furnishing time and time again."
Heimtextil combines all its expertise in applications for textiles in architecture, hotel furnishing and fittings in the contract sector under the title "Interior.Architecture.Hospitality".  
In addition to a high-quality programme of talks (Lectures Interior.Architecture.Hospitality), this also includes industry-specific trade fair tours (tours interior.architecture.hospitality), a special exhibitor guide (Guide Interior.Architecture.Hospitality) and a meeting point for architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers to network (Salon Interior.Architecture.Hospitality). The selected offer provides architects and interior designers with targeted added value. 
"A curated selection of innovative textiles or technologies enables professional visitors to orient themselves and find inspiration within the broad range on offer," confirms Ushi Tamborriello. (SV)

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