FRANKFURT, Germany–Messe Frankfurt, owner and organizer of the Heimtextil fair here, is reporting a steady increase in the number of exhibitors for the show, which will take place Jan. 8-11, 2014. Exhibitors include a mix of returnees as well as newcomers across a range of categories.
“The great response and, in particular, the return of many prominent European manufacturers shows clearly that the textile industry continues to rely on Heimtextil as a vital source of new impulses at the beginning of the year,” said Olaf Schmidt, vice president, textiles and textile technologies of Messe Frankfurt.
Prominent returnees include Chivasso, Viganò and Zimmer+Rohde. In Hall 3.1, three carpet exhibitors—Chivasso (The Netherlands), and Zimmer+Rohde (Germany)—are returning after an absence. In the immediate vicinity, editeur returnees include: N.V. Wind (Belgium), Clarke & Clarke (Great Britain) and Alhambra Internacional (Spain).
In Hall 3.0, Germany’s Deco Team will make its usual comprehensive presentation. The Deco Team companies are Alfred Apelt, Gardisette, HECO Textilverlag, Höpke, Porschen, Sonnhaus, Stoeckel & Grimmler and Unland. In Hall 4.1, the spectrum will be enriched by decorative and furniture fabric specialist Deltracon (Belgium), as well as several Italian returnees, including Alois Tessitura Serica, Para, Pienostile and Viganò. A new exhibitor, Decorail (Belgium), has signed up for the ‘sun’ product segment in Hall 5.1. Additionally, Maron (Switzerland) will be returning.
In the household textile sector, numerous major names of the bedding segment are taking part, Messe Frankfurt said. New exhibitors include Centa Star (Germany) and yarn and fabric manufacturer Invista (USA). Growth also comes from Austria and Switzerland with Davilla and Merchant Icing having registered to exhibit. In Hall 11, in addition to Möve Frottana (Germany), Arli Group (The Netherlands) and Grund (Czech Republic) have announced their return. Taking part for the first time will be Bedeck (Great Britain), House in Style (The Netherlands) and Laura Ashley (Greece). As in previous years, the established highlights in Hall 11.1 will include Curt Bauer (Germany), Fischbacher, Schlossberg (both Switzerland) and Kas (Australia), as well as Albrecht Creative (Germany) and Mastro Raphael (Italy).
The New & Next platform for newcomers is a source of fresh design ideas. Among the companies exhibiting there will be Crishome Tex, Sirftex (both Portugal), Colorkitchen, Lanui (both Germany), Devine Marquise (Belgium), Orgamint (Latvia), and Slowcolor (USA) all of which set accents in the household textiles market with their trendy new products.