In preparation for the leading international trade fair for textiles, Heimtextil 2020, an esteemed trend council met in Frankfurt to discuss new design orientations. Over two intensive days, the trend researchers brought together the relevant trends from architecture, interior design, fashion and art and discussed their impact on home and contract textiles.

The people who attended the meeting included Anne Marie Commandeur, Grietje Schepers and Harm Rensink from Stijlinstituut Amsterdam (NL), Caroline Till and Titia Dane from Studio FranklinTill (GB) as well as Anja Bisgaard Gaede with her agency SPOTT trends + business (DK).

What they found the most striking was the wealth of inspiration and exemplary projects which combined to create a cohesive, overarching trend story. The information that was gleaned during the meeting will be used to determine five design orientations over the coming months that will be staged in a tangible way for the industry and illustrated by products presented by Heimtextil exhibitors.

Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt, commented: “The central achievement of the Trend Council is to make sense of the growing cacophony of current trends, hypes and fads. It is also our aim to sharpen our focus on future-related topics that go beyond seasonal trend statements.”

Heimtextil Trends 20/21 will be supplemented by a materials library that will present innovative, sustainable materials and demonstrate their specific potential for the industry and interior design. The Heimtextil Trend Book, which will be available from September via Heimtextil, and the high-quality Trend Space during the fair, will provide concrete illustrations of the trends as regards themes, colours, materials, textures and patterns.

For more information, contact Heimtextil via www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com.

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