The 50th edition of Heimtextil, one of the world’s most important fairs dedicated to home and contract textiles, will take place from 7 to 10 January in Frankfurt, in the pavilions of Messe Frankfurt. About 3,000 exhibitors from all over the world are expected to take part in the next edition.

Sustainability at Heimtextil: the Green Directory

Among the exhibitors, around 250 will exhibit sustainable products and have already adopted sustainable practices connected to their participation in the fair. The Green Directory, which brings together these companies, is now in its tenth edition, and the list of companies with a “green” approach grows every year.

Flax chair, designed by Christien Meindertsma, for Label/Breed. It’s made by flax fibres and PLA (bioplastic)

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Also the Future Materials Library, in the Trend Space, hosts materials that undergo a sustainable production cycle. Here are recycled fabrics and grown fabrics – the so-called “living fabrics”. In this area there will also be certification bodies and, for the first time, the United Nations will present its Sustainable Development Goals.

Future trends in furniture: Trend Space

An area covering about 2,000 sq m, designed by Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, will host new materials and new projects. Here, it will be possible to have a look at colors and design trends in general, along with solutions that make projects more sustainable.

The Trend Space at Heimtextil 2020

Decorative & Furniture Fabrics’, the segment dedicated to furnishings, is experiencing a ‘golden age’ and grows year by year. Forty companies will join this section in 2020, totaling over 400 exhibitors specializing in textile furniture, curtains and linen.

Heimtextil 2020, January 7-11

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Puff and Stuff by Christopher Schanck, photo courtesy galleria Friedman Benda

Still on the subject of trends, Design Dialog offers a perspective on furnishing trends, with the contribution of Christiane Müller from Studio Müller Van Tol, Anne Marie Commandeur from Stijlinstituut Amsterdam representing the Heimtextil Trend Council, designer Werner Aisslinger and Susanne Tamborini-Liebenberg, editor-in-chief of md-Magazin, who will chair the event.

Heimtextil 2020, Trend Space

Interior architecture and hospitality

An area of Heimtextil is dedicated to the contract industry, with proposals addressed to architects and interior designers. Called the “Hospitality Library”, this is a special section featuring a selection of products with specific characteristics such as water-repellent, sound-absorbing and soundproofing, abrasion-resistant and flame-retardant.

A project by John Pawson, The Chapel, Hotel Jaffa, photo Amit Geron, Heimtextil 2020

50 years on display at Heimtextil

Finally, to celebrate such an important anniversary properly, an exhibition was needed. ‘Beautiful Living’, in Hall 9.0, illustrates the 50 years of history of the fair, along an exhibition path organized into four different scenarios. Four projects that illustrate the colors, shapes, furniture and design objects of the last decades. This showcase will be complemented by a café, in collaboration with the magazine Schöner Wohnen.

See you at Heimtextil 2020, January 7-11

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