Heimtextil 2017: High-Calibre Information and Training Sessions for Contract Business
Whether it’s wall panelling, bed linen or sun protection, contract business can scarcely be imagined without high-quality interior textiles that fulfil the highest functional requirements. Heimtextil – the world’s biggest trade fair for home and contract textiles in Frankfurt – offers a comprehensive overview of the latest ranges of contract textiles for hotels, interior design and interior architecture. From 10 to 13 January 2017, architects, interior architects, hoteliers and interior designers coming to Frankfurt will not only find the biggest selection of contract textiles in the world – Heimtextil is also putting together a high-calibre range of training and information services for this field with the new title “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality”
Interior.Architecture. Hospitality includes expert tours, talks and industry awards
New partners, the Association of German Interior Architects/Designers (BDIA) and hotelforum will all be enhancing the lecture programme
Visitors can look forward to an exciting mix of new inspiration for their planning and experienced partners for their construction and interior design projects. Trade fair tours and a range of talks designed especially for architects, interior architects and designers and hoteliers will provide valuable input and opportunities for networking.
Trade fair tours for architects, interior architects and designers and hoteliers
The Salon Interior.Architecture.Hospitality will welcome all interested parties as the first point of contact and meeting point at the fair. This is also where the trade fair tours start from, which have been specially designed for architects, interior architects and designers and hoteliers, under the title “Tours Interior.Architecture.Hospitality”. During these tours, renowned architects and industry experts will present a Page 2 Heimtextil Frankfurt am Main, 10–13 January 2017 selection of companies offering contract textiles.
Allgemeine Hotel- und Gastronomie-Zeitung (AHGZ) magazine is organising a trend tour of the Heimtextil fair that is specially aimed at hoteliers. On 12 January, the renowned interior architect Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk will be offering guided tours to select exhibitors in the contract textiles area and will be on hand for Q&As with hoteliers. The expert tour will also be accompanied by Arno Schwalie, Managing Director and Area Vice President of Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson Hotels in central and south Europe. The number of participants is limited. Reserve a place for free by 9 January by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the AIT trend scouting process, around 30 architects and interior architects and designers will be looking out for the latest industry trends and material innovations in contract textiles, textile room dividers and sun protection systems, wall panelling, wallpapers and furnishings that can be found at the Heimtextil fair. A panel of experts will select the winner of the AIT trend scouting event from among the companies represented. The awards ceremony with after party will take place on Wednesday 11 January at 5 p.m. in Saal Europa in Hall 4.0. For people interested in innovation, the trend scouts will also be holding a tour of the award-winning exhibitors on Thursday 12 January at 11 a.m.
Talks and training sessions for hoteliers and interior architects/designers
The special range of talks on contract business, known as “Lectures Interior.Architecture.Hospitality”, will see internationally high-profile architects and hotel experts talk about their work.
In partnership with the AIT architecture magazine, one of the talks is dedicated to the topic: “Temporary, individual, innovative – hybrid hotels as a vision for the future” (Thursday 12 January). It takes a look a new living concepts, where serviced apartments as temporary and individually designed living spaces with a familiar atmosphere are linked with luxurious services.
Also taking place on Thursday 12 January 2017, a range of talks will take place in partnership with the hotelforum, addressing current topics from the hotel industry. A variety of hotel concepts, including the Libertine Lindenberg in Frankfurt am Main, the new Roomers in Baden-Baden and the planned first 25h Hotel in France, will be presented in brief talks under the heading ‘The importance of interior decoration for the brand image of a hotel’. Subsequently, all speakers will answer questions from the audience in a panel discussion.
With the title “Minimal, optimal, flexible – minimal living as a concept for the future?”, an AIT talk on Wednesday 11 January will take a look at compact, flexible and intelligent living concepts that bundle major functions within the smallest possible space and will discuss questions relating to current living concepts and which of these will survive into the next decade.
On 10 January, the BDIA will be holding a training day for interior architects and designers on the topic of “Trend-based colour and material design”. Hannes Bäuerle and Simone Ferrari will look at how trends arise and their limits within design, particularly with reference to colour and materials. There is an attendance fee for the seminar.
Award ceremonies and special presentations
For the 14th time, the “Architektur + Textil Objekt” architecture and contract textiles innovation prize will be awarded at the Heimtextil fair. Textile products and interior solutions that meet the needs of architects in a particularly impressive way will be in the running for the prize. The selection of the prize winner will be made during the fair by a panel of renowned (interior) architects and decision-makers. All products submitted will be exhibited in a special area in Foyer 5.1/6.1. This is also where the award ceremony will take place on 10/01/2017 at 5 p.m.
The very pinnacle of interior design, in perfect symbiosis, from the furniture to the decoration will be the subject of the “Finest Interior Award:contract 2016”. The Heimtextil fair is an official partner of the exclusive industry award. A panel of experts will select the winner from the best nominations in a total of 16 categories, from “Hotels”, “Bars” and “Restaurants” to “Stores”, “Offices” and “Public Buildings”. The prize winners will be presented in a press conference on the first day of the fair.
Wide range – with a clear structure
The enormous range of products on offer at Heimtextil is clearly structured. The “Guide Interior.Architecture.Hospitality” contains an overview of all exhibitors, contract textiles and interior solutions for hotels, restaurants and other properties. Signets on the stands clearly highlight these exhibitors. The guide will be available for you to take away for free at the fair and will also be available as a download from the Heimtextil website. The online exhibitor search function will also make it easy to search for exhibitors in the contract textiles business.
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