Thanks to current developments in the world of textiles, HEIMTEXTIL, the largest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, is quickly becoming a new source of inspiration for planners and architects.
Due to the broad spectrum of themes and products at Heimtextil, it is recommended that planners concentrate on particular areas of the fair. Interior sun protection and digital textile printing are among the focuses of special interest.
Contract furnishing is playing an ever greater role at Heimtextil, which has recently placed a strong emphasis on this topic. This is being driven largely by textiles’ expanded interior design possibilities that go well beyond decoration. Today, planners can use textiles to meet a wide variety of demands in diverse areas of application, with straightforward solutions for fire protection, footfall sound insulation, room acoustics, sun protection and more. Fabrics now offer greatly increased functionality, and many trends from the area of functional textiles have rapidly found their way into the world of home textiles. (text by Ulrich Büttner)