New & Next University Competition at Heimtextil

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7. – 10. January 2020 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

Heimtextil themes and events

Once a year, the global textile furnishing industry comes together at Heimtextil, which acts as an indispensable trend barometer at the start of the season. Lectures, presentations, competitions, networking events and guided tours for different professions - Heimtextil impresses with an attractive event programme and is therefore much more than just a novelty show.

Special shows & Events

A wide variety of special exhibitions and events ensure visiting Heimtextil is a great experience. Here, you can see what will awaite you at Heimtextil 2020:

New & Next university competition

New & Next University Competition

Heimtextil announces the "New & Next University Competition" - exclusively for national and international universities with a focus on textile design. Participating colleges can send in three representative design projects. At the Heimtextil 2020, the winning universities will be presenting selected designs in hall 3.0.

Register now for your college - easily online and free of charge. Registration deadline is 30 September 2019.

Location: Hall 3.0

Heimtextil Trends at the Trend Space Area

Trend Space

The first port of call when it comes to interior design trends is the Trend Space in Hall 3.0, which offers an overview of the latest market developments and the trends. There, you will find colour, material and design trends presented interactively and with products from Heimtextil exhibitors.

Location: Hall 3.0

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality EEXPO at Heimtextil

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 will be presented in an exclusive exposition format.

Location: Hall 4.2

All about pets area during the last Heimtextil

All about Pets

At the ‘All about Pets’ special area you will find textiles and accessories for pets of all kind, from dogs and cats to any other variety of four-legged friend.

Location: Hall 9.0

Sleep! The Future Forum area during the last Heimtextil

Sleep! The Future Forum

The lecture program "Sleep! The Future Forum " will be continued in 2020 with presentations, lectures and discussions. The focus will be on the latest findings, current research results and textile innovations for a good night out in the fields of digital, sports, hospitality and sustainability.

Location: Hall 11.0, North foyer

DecoTeam presentation during the Heimtextil


New trend themes, a creative event programme,  exciting discussion panels and workshops: The DecoTeam will present the complete range for holistic home concepts and the highlights of the sector.

Location: Hall 8.0

Green Village area during the Heimtextil

Green Village

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

Location: Hall 12.0, A 42

Guided Tours

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

World Architects guided tours for interior architects, architects and designers

World Architects guided tours

A variety of themed tours to selected highlights for interior architects, architects and designers organised by  World-Architects.

Green Tours with Max Gilgenmann during the last Heimtextil

Green Tours

Max Gilgenmann, consultant for sustainable textiles and fashion, will guide you to selected exhibitors. The guided tours will end in the Green Village. Here you can talk to certification bodies and quality-mark organisations as well as find 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 will take the visitors on tours of the show and point 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

Here you will find all seminars and lectures at Heimtextil at a glance:

Design Dialog – The Future of Furniture Fabrics

Design Dialog

Heimtextil explores the latest design trends for the furniture industry on the first day of the fair in a “Design Dialog”. Representatives from the industry – including manufacturers of upholstered furniture, fabric suppliers and designers – will exchange ideas with major industry players and Heimtextil trend experts.

Location: Halle 4.2, Lecture Area

Lecture Area Trend Space

Trend Space Lecture Area

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

Location: Hall 3.0

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Lectures

Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Lectures

Here well-known architects, interior designer and hotel experts will present their work and discuss current industry topics. These high-quality talks around contract business will concentrated on a different enthralling topic each day.

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 offers a series of lectures aimed especially at up-and-coming professionals. Students of architecture and interior design in particular are invited to attend the “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Lectures”.

Location: Hall 4.2

Visitor during a trend tour at the last Heimtextil

Printed Interior Decoration Lectures

In cooperation with the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA) and Thomas Poetz, an internationally renowned expert for inkjet printing, Heimtextil offers the ‘Printed Interior Decoration Lectures’. Interior architects and contract planners will 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


hotelforum presentation during the last Heimtextil

hotelforum goes Heimtextil

‘hotelforum goes Heimtextil’ is focusing on innovative hotel concepts and textile furnishings for hotels. The lectures will be hold in cooperation with the ‘hotelforum management’, an experienced organiser of events for the hotel sector. 

Location: Hall 4.2

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