Trends are set to remain the inspirational heart of the fair at Heimtextil 2022. The international trend experts discussed the dominant design themes for the 2022/23 season at the recently held digital workshop by the Heimtextil Trend Council. The trade fair for home and contract textiles will be held from January 11-14, 2022, at Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
The Heimtextil Trend Council discussed the latest design developments. Due to the pandemic, the workshop took the form of two online conferences. As many times in the past, the Trend Council comprised the three internationally renowned agencies, SPOTT Trends & Business (Denmark), Studio FranklinTill (UK) and Stijlinstituut Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Once again, Anja Bisgaard Gaede and her team from SPOTT Trends and Business is leading the project and will, thus, give the Heimtextil Trends for 2022/23 a Scandinavian flavour. In addition to preparing the content, the work of the Danish team includes the concept of the trend presentation during the fair in January. Every year, the meeting of the Heimtextil Trend Council in the spring marks the beginning of the preparatory work on the following year’s trade fair in January. At the same time, the trend experts offer an initial preview of the direction expected to be taken by interior-furnishing design in the coming season. In this way, the trend experts and the Heimtextil management lay the foundation for the global trend statement, according to a press release by Messe Frankfurt.
The Heimtextil Trends remain a keystone of the overall Heimtextil concept and provide important content for all target groups within the worldwide sector. In this connection, Heimtextil remains true to its goals of spotlighting defining design developments within the framework of the larger context of lifestyle trends, as well as illuminating the product world of the Heimtextil exhibitors and identifying trends in the sector. Particular emphasis in this respect is given to sustainable aspects along the entire value chain. Thus, the ‘Future Materials Library’ will be further developed and enriched with new, sustainable materials and topics. In the ‘Future Materials Library’, which is curated by London’s Studio FranklinTill, Heimtextil presents a selection of innovative materials from all over the world, Messe Frankfurt said.
One of the focal points of the coming season will be how the pandemic has changed our life and, therefore, the way we furnish our homes. In this connection, particular emphasis will be given to the mega-theme of ‘new work’, which will be viewed with new facets. The Heimtextil management and members of the Trend Council will offer initial insights into the trend themes of the 2022/23 season and provide further information about future design developments at the digital Trend Preview in September, according to Messe Frankfurt.
Although the pandemic means there was no fair this year, Heimtextil can still offer the sector a plentiful source of ideas, designs and inspiration: the latest edition of the Heimtextil Trend Book provides insights into numerous design projects and is an orientation aid for the current trend season. Comprehensive visual material, colour palettes, and exact colour values, with content gathered from all around the world, the book is a creative tool that helps international textile manufacturers, interior designers and furnishing experts prepare their new collections and furnishing concepts.
“Even after the lean period, Heimtextil Trends will be at the heart of our fair and act as a central point for everyone looking for inspiration and wanting to update themselves on progressive design and the hottest furnishing themes of the coming season. Over three decades, the trends have become the international flagship and USP of Heimtextil. It is also a top priority in the planning of the upcoming Heimtextil,” Olaf Schmidt, vice president textiles and textile technologies at Messe Frankfurt said in a statement.