Issue Date: 2019 SEPTEMBER, Posted On: 9/24/2019

09252019 Heimtextil to Celebrate 50th Anniversary at 2020 Edition


Heimtextil announces a full complement of events in celebration of its 50th edition in January 2020, including a party, anniversary film and a showcase of design trends from past decades.

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Heimtextil celebrates its anniversary from 7-10 January 2020 when the global home textiles industry will meet for the 50th time in Frankfurt am Main.

Heimtextil will review the past half century since its first edition in 1971 with an anniversary party, a showcase presenting design classics from past decades, an anniversary film and other activities.

"Fifty editions over the course of the past five decades are a rarely-experienced phenomenon in the fast-moving global trade fair industry", said Detlef Braun, CEO of Messe Frankfurt. "Like no other trade fair, Heimtextil stands for product variety, international clout and undisputed market leadership in the textile sector," he continued. "As a design show, it constantly reinvents itself, continues to present state-of-the-art home trends as it has always done and makes the furnishing trends of tomorrow tangible."

Celebration Party

Messe Frankfurt will be inviting exhibitors and visitors to the highlight of the celebrations, the Heimtextil @ Night party in hall 11.1 on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.  As part of the celebrations, Messe Frankfurt will present an anniversary film with a look back at earlier Heimtextil editions as well as music acts from the last five decades. 

In hall 9.0, Heimtextil will present design classics from the past 50 years in a special showcase area that invites guests to take a journey of discovery through five decades of Heimtextil history. The presentation is based on editorials from interior magazines. Four rooms incorporate colors, shapes, furniture and design objects from past decades. The showcase is complemented by a café that will be realized in cooperation with Schöner Wohnen, Europe's largest living magazine. 

To mark the anniversary, Heimtextil will launch a textile accessory of its own creation: a scarf in the look of the current trade fair campaign. The scarf will be available for exhibitors and visitors to buy during the trade fair.

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