Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles, will take place in Germany from January 14 to 17, 2015. The organizer Messe Frankfurt is preparing a new, expanded trend concept called the Heimtextil theme park. One of the themes it will explore for 2015-16 is experience, since textiles are the perfect vehicle for inspiring sensory and interactive experiences.
The new Heimtextil trend book presents a selection of spectacular projects, which can be experienced with the senses. For the first time, the trend book comes with interactive print elements, which enable readers to obtain supplementary information in digital form by scanning the parts of the book marked and then watching animated images on their smart phone or tablet.
The first part of the trend book revolves around social, political, technological and artistic themes that have a decisive influence on designers. The second section looks at trends that are set to have a direct influence on interior design and home textiles in 2015. The third part of the book is devoted to color innovations.
Heimtextil has a special function as a trend barometer and benchmark for high-quality textiles characterised by excellent design and innovative functionality. Against this background, Messe Frankfurt launched the Heimtextil trend show back in 1991 and has expanded it continuously since then.