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There’s a lot to keep track of during the holiday season. But with January comes a fresh start and the promise of many firsts, including the interior-textile sector's grand fair opener, Heimtextil

Architects, interior architects, project planners, expert buyers and hoteliers, among others, comprise the veritable patchwork of specifiers and decision-makers who'll be in attendance. And in 2018, there really is something for everyone, from the new Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo to the latest in sustainable and smart materials.

So mark off your planners, if they’re not already coming apart at the seams. And while you’re at it, why not download our trusty guide?

 

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NEW EXHIBITION FORMAT: INTERIOR.ARCHITECTURE.HOSPITALITY EXPO
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It is chiefly through their flexibility, functionality and sustainability that the textile solutions for interior design, architecture and hotel furnishings create their appeal. At the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo, there is a whole new exhibition format dedicated to this particular topic. From 9 to 12 January 2018, the Expo will take place in Frankfurt, as part of Heimtextil, the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles. It is aimed specifically at interior architects, hoteliers and contract-slash-commercial furnishings planners. 

Under the heading ‘Interior.Architecture.Hospitality’, Heimtextil will be putting together a high-calibre range of professional development and information gathering opportunities for the contract and commercial textiles business, which will include, as well as the Expo displays, some interesting guided tours of the exhibition and a lecture programme specially designed for architects, interior architects and hoteliers.
 
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THE FUTURE IS URBAN
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The ‘Theme Park’ in Hall 6.0 is the main area for trends and inspiration at Heimtextil. It is also a great source of design innovations, ideas and food for thought for architects and interior architects.

In 2018, under the title ‘The future is urban’, the Theme Park will set out, in a very approachable manner, ways in which future urban life and lifestyles are going to impact on homes and workplaces. Five thematic areas provide a foretaste of the colours, materials and designs that will be most in demand for the 2018/19 season. Moreover, the ‘Theme Park’, will stage a range of the upcoming lifestyle trends in four separate ‘spaces’ and introduce a host of pioneering projects and creative work. 

 
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MULTIFACETED AND CLEARLY STRUCTURED PRODUCT SPECTRUM
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Despite its sheer scale and internationality, the gigantic product spectrum at Heimtextil will be clearly organised. Orientation for the world of contract furnishing is to be found in the ‘Contract Guide’, which includes an overview of all exhibitors offering contract textiles and furnishing solutions for hotels, restaurants and other commercial projects. Attention is also drawn to these exhibitors by logos on their exhibition stands.

The guide will be available for free at the fair as well as for download from the Heimtextil website.

The exhibitor search makes it easy to search for exhibitors in the contract textiles business. 

 
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MATERIAL TENDENCIES:
FÄRG & BLANCHE

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© Emma Marga Blanche and Fredrik Färg
Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche like to combine industrial production and exclusive handcraft. The works of the Swedish-French design duo often have a tailored, yet playful, touch – showing that their experiments, in particular in textiles, could be applied to mass production. Architonic met Färg & Blanche in Milan and discussed their hands-on experimentations with materials.
 
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GUIDED TOURS OF THE FAIR WITH WELL-KNOWN ARCHITECTS AND EXPERTS
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On all days of the show, the partners of the project, including the hotel and foodservice magazine AHGZ, the Federation of German Interior Architects (BDIA), world architects and the two trade journals AIT and xia, will be offering several guided tours a day for architects, interior architects and specialists from the hotel sector and students. The tours will focus on specific themes such as hospitality, customization and product innovation for the commercial and contract market. Some of them will be hosted by internationally renowned architects and interior architects. The rendezvous point for the guided tours is the Salon Interior.Architecture.Hospitality in Hall 4.2.

The tours held by the Hesse state association of the Association of German Interior Architects/Designers (BDIA) as part of Heimtextil are directed specifically at interior architects and designers. They will take place on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the fair.

 
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EXPERT LECTURES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR HOTELIERS AND INTERIOR ARCHITECTS
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The special range of talks on the contract business called ‘Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Lectures’ will see internationally high-profile architects and hotel experts talk about their latest projects. 

On 9 January, the BDIA will be organising a professional development day for interior architects on the subject of ‘Fire protection for interior architects’. Another professional development session, on 10 January, will be taking a closer look at how trends arise, as well as their limits in the design world with regard to colours and materials in particular.

Under the umbrella of ‘Customization – design, architecture and craftsmanship’, the architects’ professional journal AIT is putting together a number of lectures by distinguished speakers on 9 January. On 10 January, internationally reputed experts will consider the impact of demographic change, with ideas on communal living for the third age, as well as on supervised and suitably adapted homes for the elderly in urban centres. 

 
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