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Contract textiles for Interior Design, architecture and hotel

With over 3,000 exhibitors, Heimtextil is the largest trade fair for home and contract textiles. In the “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality” Expo around 400 exhibitors will be showcasing their contract business portfolios to an international trade audience. The incredible breadth and depth of products provides inspirations, particularly to creative decision makers in the contract sector such as architects, interior architects, hoteliers and interior designers. With expert guided tours, target-group-relevant events and inspiring lectures, the wide-ranging programme offers more than just interesting added value.

In 2018, we plan to inspire you with a completely new event at Heimtextil that is targeted specifically at project managers!


The new exhibition format for the contract sector

The “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo” is a new exhibition format in which you, as a selected supplier, are able to present your products in a quite special way – exclusively and precisely coordinated with the interests of decision makers from the contract sector. Because the Expo is the ideal platform to introduce your innovations and product solutions. From acoustic textiles to modular carpets, from special abrasion-resistance properties to innovative wall coverings – here you can present all relevant products for interior design. This new initiative in Germany is a unique, high-quality event specifically aimed at the requirements of the hotel sector and architects. Make sure you’re here as an exhibitor!

Join us in Frankfurt!

Book your place now! Become part of the first Expo and enjoy a wide range of benefits:

The new meeting place for your target group:

Architects, interior architects, hotel directors, hotel developers, hotel buyers, interior designers, general contractors and contract furnishings suppliers – here is where your sector meets up! At no other event can you target potential customers as precisely as here.

Of particular interest to architects:

Architects are always interested in functional and efficient solutions. Here you can show them how relevant and effective home textile products are for the interior design aspects of their projects.

We ensure high footfall:

The Expo is accessibly located in Hall 4.2. The neighbouring Trevira presentation with its CS Gold and Silver Club Members and the Salon with Café will be popular points of call for many trade visitors. The Tours and the proximity to the Lectures Area ensure the presence of interested customers on all four days of the fair.

Ensuring your complete success:

With our imaginative international advertising campaign, we will quickly make the Expo a major industry attraction. Advertisements in the most important trade magazines (AHGZ, AIT, architonic, Arcade, A&W, Hotelbau, HotelDesign, Hotel Objekte, Hotel&Technik, InteriorFashion, Stylepark and Top Hotel) and online activities on frequently visited platforms (hotelbau.de, hotelier.de and tophotel.de) precisely address your target group. In addition, our partners BDIA, AIT, AHGZ/HotelDesign and Hotelforum Management will be running various PR activities. Free visitor vouchers that you can use to invite your most important customers will attract additional traffic.

Added value for your visitors

At the “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo”, your visitors will find a high-calibre compilation of textile interior design and hotel outfitting ideas that is globally unique. The carefully selected exhibitors who were nominated by interior architects offer outstanding quality and innovation and ensure an absolutely exclusive event. At the Expo it’s very easy to get into contact with colleagues and participate in the organisation of future projects. Through personal contact at the event your visitors will discover that they can bring their requirements and problems directly to you. The wide-ranging visitor programme with target-group-specific guided tours and lectures provides additional incentives for visiting the Expo.

Interior. Architecture. Hospitality

Central meeting point in Hall 4.2.
The adjacent café is ideal for networking and forging contacts.
The guided tours start here.

Interior. Architecture. Hospitality

Expert guided tours to selected exhibitors at the fair.

Interior. Architecture. Hospitality

High-calibre series of lectures by famous architects and hotel experts. Major partners include BDIA, AIT, AHGZ/HotelDesign and Hotelforum.

Interior. Architecture. Hospitality

Perfect overview of all exhibitors with contract textiles and furnishing solutions.


Increased visitor interest

In 2017, we welcomed 69,000 trade visitors to Heimtextil, of whom some 5,500 were interested in contract business – a rising trend. This specialist area has been steadily gaining popularity for some years now, and we are constantly developing new ideas to promote it further.


Sector partners

Hotels make trade fairs top priority

The 2016 Management Report shows that the majority of hotels surveyed considered textile furnishings as their top priority.
Creative decision makers see trade fairs and conventions as their major source of information.

Trade fairs and congresses43 %
Manufacturers‘ catalogues and prospectuses40 %
Manufacturers‘ websites32 %
Blogs, online communities27 %
Architects and interior designers21 %
Interior decorators18 %
Sales representatives18 %
Colleagues, competitor businesses14 %
Trade print media, digital trade media5 %
Furnishing stores4 %

Basis: 200 Hotels  Source: BTG

If you’d like to know more, the full 2016 Management Report is available here.


Heimtextil has created a Think Tank in order to more effectively meet its target audience’s particular needs and high standards.
This unique round table brings together well-known, multi-award-winning experts who have years of experience and international know-how in contract furnishings, construction and interior architecture. It meets twice a year for a workshop and to draw up recommendations on taking the trade fair concept further. Everyone will be able to benefit from its input, creativity and visionary ideas: architects, interior architects, hoteliers and interior designers. As an exhibitor, you will benefit too, and as hosts it helps us expand and extend our knowledge and skills in the “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality” sector.

Ushi Tamborriello // ushitamborriello.com

Since 2004, Ushi Tamborriello has operated from an office in Switzerland, fitting out many interiors to great international acclaim. Her work is unique for its aesthetically independent spaces where, as she puts it, “intense atmospheres can create new sensory experiences”. An interior architect and set designer by training, Tamborriello rose to fame in recent years due to her innovative designs for swimming pools and spa facilities. Her work has won many awards.

Martin Lesjak // innocad.at

In 2015, the respected US title Contract Magazine named Martin Lesjak its Designer of the Year. He and Peter Schwaiger have headed up INNOCAD Architektur in Graz since 1999. Besides working as an architect and designer and teaching at various universities, Lesjak often speaks at international architecture and design events. INNOCAD’s work has won many national and international architecture prizes and been published worldwide.

Peter Ippolito // ifgroup.org

In 2015, Peter Ippolito and his partner Gunter Fleitz became the first German interior architecture designers to be admitted to the Interior Design Hall of Fame. Besides design work, Peter Ippolito also has significant teaching experience and enjoys speaking and serving on competition juries. He studied architecture in Stuttgart and Chicago, gaining practical experience at Studio Daniel Libeskind in Berlin. Peter Ippolito is a member of the Deutsche Designer Club.

Tamara Pallasch // pallasch-interiordesign.com

Tamara Pallasch works creatively in individual interior design, with a particular focus on hospitality, catering and apartment blocks. As an interior architect from Berlin, she has been responsible for many projects throughout Europe, from planning through implementation, and consistently harmonises functionality with atmosphere in new and exciting ways. Pallasch is a member of the Berlin Chamber of Architects, has won many awards for her work and is often booked as a speaker at events.


Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk

“Because it’s held so early in January, Heimtextil has become the ideal place to meet and gain a complete overview of the textile trends for the coming year – and to discover the most exciting new ideas.”

Managing Director of JOI-Design


Henning Weiss

“For 25hours Hotels, Heimtextil is one of the main platforms – especially when it comes to top-quality modern contract textiles. We could never find such a wide selection of well-known companies or new designers anywhere else.”

Chief Development Officer 25hours Hotel Company


Britta Weißer

“The tour for hoteliers was just so well organised. In a short space of time, Ms Kretschmar provided an effective overview of the relevant companies for the contract and hotel sectors. The wide range of manufacturers at Heimtextil can be overwhelming. There are just so many! That’s why providing curated areas really makes sense.”

interior architect


Hildegard Dorn-Petersen

“The guided tour for planners and the hospitality industry was a brilliant experience for me. If I hadn’t been on the tour, I would never have met so many interesting exhibitors and innovative products. I’ve been a consultant to the hospitality industry for over 25 years now, and was particularly thrilled to see wallpaper back again, and the top-quality textiles on offer for contract furniture, like velveteen covers. I hadn’t been to Heimtextil for a long time, but the trade fair will be a must for me again next year.”

Manager of Hotel Consult

The Expo stand package

Book your complete stand:

  • 990.00 €/m2
  • From 9 m2 stand area
  • Presentation walls with your company branding
  • Counter, bar stools
  • Lighting, electricity and final cleaning

Plus environmental charge of 2.37 €/m2, AUMA charge of 0.60 €/m2, mandatory Media Package for 299.00 € plus VAT.

The exhibition area at the Expo is both dynamic and flexible. The pre-assembled complete stands feature an impressive modular design and meet the widest possible range of customer requirements. The use of various textile design elements together with the colour scheme give the hall an unmistakeably contemporary look. The Auditorium and Salon encourage communication between industry professionals and comfortable seating areas offer the perfect setting for networking and relaxing.

Book now!
Any questions?

I'd be pleased to help you ensure that your presence at Heimtextil is a complete success and look forward to your e-mail or phone call:

Verena Beck

Sales & Planning

Tel. +49 69 75 75-58 59
Fax +49 69 75 75-66 09

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