Global trend information becomes useful when it is placed in context, so welcome to a newway of communicating textile innovation, a progressive platform and concept: the Heimtextil Theme Park.
Clear visions on textile innovations will be outlined, durable and sustainable concepts will continue to be a focus. The theme for the season "Experience" will be 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 will also offer lectures by high-calibre speakers in a 'Conference Space' and the 'Community Area', thus encouraging discussion between designers and their specialist colleagues.
Moreover, there will also be some inspiring film presentations in the 'Theme Park Cinema' where you can 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 will be shown together with the film on the new Theme Park.
The forum will be propagated throughout the fair by means of trendspots in various halls.