Trend presentation during the last Heimtextil in the Trend Space

Heimtextil Event Calendar – These were the events 2019

Event Calendar
7. – 10. January 2020 Frankfurt am Main Inform now

Heimtextil themes and events

Heimtextil is the place where the industry meets because the trade fair acts an essential trend barometer. Specialist talks, presentations, competitions, expert guided tours for various professions, evening events – Heimtextil is much more than just a trade fair.

These were the Heimtextil event highlights 2019:

Special shows & Events

A wide variety of special exhibitions and events ensure visiting Heimtextil is a great experience. Here, you can see what else awaited you at Heimtextil 2019:

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo

A must-see in Hall 4.2 for interior architects, hospitality experts and designers: the latest aesthetic and functional solutions for contract-textile furnishings was to be seen in an exclusive exposition format. New and of particular interest to hoteliers was the expansion of the product portfolio to include bedroom textiles.
Location: Hall 4.2

All about pets area during the last Heimtextil

All about Pets

Following a successful première in 2018, you could look forward in 2019 to another edition of the ‘All about Pets’ special area where you could be sure of finding textiles and accessories for pets of all kind, from dogs and cats to any other variety of four-legged friend.

Location: Galleria 0

Heimtextil Trends key visual

Trend Space

The first port of call when it comes to interior design trends is the new Trend Space in Hall 3.0, which offers an overview of the latest market developments and the trends for 2019/20. There, under the motto ‘Toward Utopia’, you will find colour, material and design trends illustrated and interactively presented with products from Heimtextil exhibitors in five trend worlds.
New Location: Hall 3.0

Sleep! The Future Forum area during the last Heimtextil

Sleep! The Future Forum

Healthy sleep is the next big lifestyle subject and you were able to find out more and discuss this future-oriented topic at a special forum. At ‘Sleep! The Future Forum’ comprised four thematic blocks: ‘Sleep & Sustainability’, ‘Sleep & Hospitality’, ‘Sleep & Sport’ and ‘Sleep & Digital’. Look forward to informative expert lectures and stimulating panel discussions.

Location: Hall 11.0, North foyer

DecoTeam presentation during the last Heimtextil


Let yourself be inspired by new trend themes, a creative events programme with digital workshops, exciting discussion panels with Enie van de Meiklokjes in the Deco-Show and Creative Workshop. DecoTeam presented the complete range for holistic home concepts and the highlights of the sector.

New location: Hall 8.0

New & Next university competition

New & Next university competition

With the New & Next university competition, Heimtextil was targeting national and international universities that specialise in textile design and related courses of study. The winners of the competition had a stand at the New & Next exhibition in the “Textile Design” product area in Hall 3.0.

Location: Hall 3.0

Carpet by Heimtex key visual 2019

Carpet by Heimtex

Here you learned the advantages of textile floor coverings. The 'Carpet by Heimtex' stand, presented by Verband der Deutschen Heimtextilien-Industrie e.V., was geared above all to architects and contract business decision-makers in an architecture-based environment.

New location: Hall 4.2, E65

“House of Textile”: living rooms in 2025

“House of Textile”: living rooms in 2025

With “House of Textile”, the Association of the German Home Textile Industry (Heimtex), working in cooperation with Heimtextil and various universities and colleges, has launched a competition for students of architecture, interior design and textile design. The aim was to get an idea of what role home textiles will play in the areas of living, working and travel in 2025.

Location: Hall 9.0, C57 + C61

Furoshiki at Heimtextil 2019


The overall design concept of the ‘Interior.Architecture.Hospitality’ expo in Hall 4.2 draws its inspiration from ‘Furoshiki’ wrappings whereby the cloth, the starting point for numerous uses, is the focal point of an extraordinary presentation. The installation by the interior designer Ushi Tamborriello draws its inspiration from ‘Furoshiki’, the Japanese tradition of using square cloths in a variety of ways through multifarious knotting and folding techniques. Location: Hall 4.2

Green Village area during the last Heimtextil

Green Village

In the 'green section' of Heimtextil, you met quality-mark organisations and certification bodies and found out everything there is to know about textiles produced in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way. The areal was also the last station of the Green Tours.

Location: Hall 12.0/ A 42

Guided Tours

As part of the Heimtextil guided tours, you discovered selected highlights and exhibitors:

World Architects guided tours for interior architects, architects and designers

World Architects guided tours for interior architects, architects and designers

A variety of themed tours to selected highlights organised by  World-Architects.

Green Tours with Max Gilgenmann during the last Heimtextil

Green Tours

Max Gilgenmann, consultant for sustainable textiles and fashion, guided you to selected exhibitors. The guided tours ended in the Green Village. Here you could talk to certification bodies and quality-mark organisations. You also found new ideas of the latest developments in the green segment.

Heimtextil visitors during a Interior.Architecture.Hospitality tour

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Tours

Well-known architects and industry specialists took visitors on tours of the show and pointed out their highlights at the stands of contract textile suppliers.

‘As the date is so early in January, Heimtextil has become the ideal meeting point to gain a complete overview of textile trends at the start of a new year and discover the most exciting new products.’


Seminars & Lectures

Explore this year's seminars and lectures at Heimtextil 2019:

Design Dialog – The Future of Furniture Fabrics

Design Dialog

Heimtextil  explored the latest design trends for the furniture industry on the first day of the fair in a “Design Dialog”. Under the title “The Future of Furniture Fabrics” representatives from the industry – including
manufacturers of upholstered furniture, fabric suppliers and designers – were exchanging ideas with major industry players and Heimtextil trend experts. Tuesday, 8.1.2019 from 10.30 until 12.30, Location: Hall 4.2, Lecture Areal

Lecture Area Trend Space

Trend Space Lecture Area

In the Trend Space Lecture Area, you discovered how leading designers and experts interpret current trends and their impacts on our sector.

New Location: Hall 3.0

Visitor during a trend tour at the last Heimtextil

New: “Printed Interior Decoration Lectures“

New at Heimtextil were the ‘Printed Interior Decoration Lectures’, which have been organised in cooperation with the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA) and Thomas Poetz, an internationally renowned expert for inkjet printing. Interior architects and contract planners could learn all about the latest printing technologies for home textiles and how creative designs can be used to make textiles more individual.
Location: Hall 4.2

Visitor during a guided tour at the last Heimtextil

Talent Lab Lectures: insights into architecture and the hotel industry

As part of the programme for the target group of architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers, Heimtextil offered a series of lectures aimed especially at up-and-coming professionals. Students of architecture and interior design in particular were invited to attend the “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Lectures” on Friday, 11 January 2019.
Location: Hall 4.2

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Lectures

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Lectures

Well-known architects, interior designer  and hotel experts presented their work here and discussed current industry topics. These high-quality talks around contract business concentrated on a different enthralling topic each day.

Location: Hall 4.2

hotelforum presentation during the last Heimtextil

hotelforum goes Heimtextil

In 2019, the Thursday of the fair will once again revolve around the hotel industry with the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality lectures focusing on innovative hotel concepts and textile furnishings for hotels. The lectures between 09.30 and 11.30 hrs on 10 January (Hall 4, level 2) have been hold in cooperation with the ‘hotelforum management’, an experienced organiser of events for the hotel sector. 

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