Visitors of Heimtextil 2015 saw a new way of communicating textile innovation, a progressive platform and concept: the Heimtextil Theme Park.
Clear visions on textile innovations were outlined, durable and sustainable concepts were continued to be a focus. The theme for the season "Experience" was translated into specific thematic areas covering 'Retail', 'Hospitality', 'Technology' and 'Sustainability'.
A raft of activities and displays draws attention to design-oriented, contemporary issues. These include a 'Materials Gallery', which covers selected products by a number of the exhibitors. It provides an overview of the trends in home textiles, categorised according to the thematic trends for 2015/16. Additionally, there is a 'Colour Pavilion' to showcase current trends in colours.
Heimtextil also offered lectures by high-calibre speakers in a 'Conference Space' and the 'Community Area', thus encouraging discussion between designers and their specialist colleagues.
Moreover, there were also some inspiring film presentations in the 'Theme Park Cinema' where you could view the film on Theme Park "Experience" Trends 2015/2016. Stijlinstituut amsterdam, who were responsible for the elaboration of the Heimtextil trends, have curated an inspirational series of short videos, each one created by an influential designer, which was shown together with the film on the new Theme Park.
The forum was propagated throughout the fair by means of trendspots in various halls.