The international creative personalities taking part at the Trendtable for home textile design presented various illustrations, colours, new materials and textures from all over the world.
Heimtextil, is the industry’s most important global event for interior textiles, interior design and interior trends. With its new products and trends, it kicks off the upcoming season and gives important impulses to both exhibiting companies as professional visitors from all over the world.
The Heimtextil trend experts have examined the disciplines of retail, technology, hospitality, transport, work and home and made numerous new discoveries. The trend researchers are answering the ambitious call for exploration and the desire to tap into unknown worlds. Creative self-observation and the need to investigate and understand how people function also play an important role.
Profit from the long-standing expertise of the event, which draws key players and decision makers will be in Frankfurt 10-13 next January. This is the ideal place to establish and maintain business contacts.
Here is a preview of the Italian exhibitors
Come riferisce Olaf Schmidt, Vice-President Textiles & Textile Technologies di Messe Frankfurt, il nuovo tema di tendenza definito dalla Trendtable di quest’anno è “Exploration“. «L’età delle scoperte non è ancora finita» ha spiegato a marzo 2016 l’alpinista italiano Simone Moro, dopo aver conquistato la vetta della montagna pakistana Nanga Parbat con uno straordinario atto di forza. Il successo della sua scalata lo ha spinto a incoraggiare le persone a scoprire sempre cose nuove in ogni ambito di vita e settore di ricerca. La Trendtable della fiera internazionale Heimtextil ha selezionato una serie di nuovi materiali, texture e motivi che regaleranno ai designer rinnovata forza innovativa e creatività.
Aziende italiane in vetrina
Alois Tessitura Serica is a Jacquard weaving company operating in the textile area since 1885. A company where tradition means innovation, where work becomes passion and where all this perfectly blends in beautiful collections of jacquards, brocades, damasks, liseres, taffetas, lampasses and much more. These fabrics are made by professional old world craftmanship, whose parents, grandparents and relatives have all manufactured silk for centuries for the royalty during the Bourbons. Since 1885, ALOIS fabrics are now around the world furnishing the most sumptuous and elegant residences, presidential palaces, villas, and museums worldwide with their textiles being exported to over 40 countries. Owners Giovanni and Bernardo Alois work hard every day to cultivate this very special craft that magnificently turns designs into masterpieces. Their love for both traditions and innovative ideas, their passion for simple things, like the thread of a silkworm, and their meticulous care for creating complex worlds like jacquard fabrics are all keys to their worldwide success.
Brighi Tecnologie Italia is the worldwide leader in process automation for cushions, pillows and comforters manufacturing. from the raw materials to the finished product. We are renowned in the marketplace for the continuous innovation, technology and distinctiveness of our solutions and equipment. We will introduce new equipment and upgrades to existing ones to reach and serve new market sectors and always focusing on high levels of innovation offering unique and revolutionary solutions to our customers meeting their requests, exceeding their expectations and solving their problems. We have worked on the automation of the sewing and labelling processes for blown cushions and pillows integrating this new line of machines with the improved and upgraded pre-weight and filling system to the end of perfecting the entire process. We have expanded our range of packaging machines with specific solutions for home textiles, apparel and automotive components on top of equipment for comforters folding and bagging and end-of-the-line pick & place robots to box the finished packaged products.
Established in 1975, Cibitex is a highly specialized Italy-based manufacturer of textile finishing machinery, providing state of the art technologies, as well as a wide range of consulting, pre and post-sales services. Recently, Cibitex has extended its product range introducing innovative solutions for pre and post-treatment of digitally printed fabrics. On this point, Cibitex will show at Heimtextil its inkjet finishing line in the digital printing hall. A steamer and a washing unit will be exhibited, compact machines suitable for a wide range of fabrics printed with acid and reactive inks. EasySTEAM is feeded with electricity, it generates the steam with its own boiler without pressure. The steaming phase is controlled with an automatic timer. Each unit can steam up to 50 meters of fabric per cycle, with a medium productivity of 700 linear meters per day, depending on the type and weight of the fabric. EasyWASH can wash fabric reels up to 200 meters in a small space and with a high ease of use, it is developed to minimise the consumption of primary goods thanks to a water feeding system with separated tanks, to store water at different temperatures with high efficiency thermal insulation, that helps reduce the consumption of electricity compared with the conventional systems. (Hall 60)
Decobel creates new fabrics in line with contemporary taste. The added value of Decobel is its production capacity, which distinguishes it from the classic figure of the textile editor: producer/editor dialogue becomes in-house communication and most of the articles are manufactured on the company’s own looms. Products focus – 3D Collection. Important plain versions from the collection are given a 3D makeover with an innovative process, designed and fine-tuned in-house and patented in beginning 2016. The 3D concept has been a successful feature in Decobel collections for several years. However, since 2015, 3D has become a linchpin concept for the collections, the articles being a skilled mix of tradition and innovation, on-trend and new because they are designed and produced thanks to a patented technique that makes their three-dimensionality resistant to time and wear. The first two products were presented in the 2014 collection—the velvets Castore and Acropoli. The velvets Gemma and Old Type and the felt-base quilted Geodesia were presented in the 2015 collection. The 2016 collection saw the addition of the velvet Cube. (Hall 31)
Dino Zoli Textiles was established in 1972 and, throughout time, has become one of the largest and most important textile mills. At its origin, Dino Zoli manufactured mainly upholstery fabrics, and while the mill continues to be an important resource for furniture manufacturers and editeurs/jobbers alike, now the mill is also present in many other fields: from the RV/caravan to the boat industry, from footwear to the automotive and rail sectors. The company is certified according to ISO9001:2008 and has a customer-focused philosophy. All the fabrics are developed in-house according to the highest technical standards of the industry .Production is followed step by step with daily quality controls, and the warehouse organization, often with the cut services included, guarantees prompt delivery according to the customers’ needs. The mill develops prototypes and trial samples per customers’ specifications by using many types of yarns/fibers: from naturals of the highest quality to the most efficient and innovative ones. The company has its own weaving looms and a modern digital-style printer which allows the creation of customized designs.In conclusion, at Dino Zoli one can find numerous qualities and constructions of fabrics for both indoor and outdoor use, microfibers, jacquards, prints, eco-leathers, and many more: a catalogue with over a thousand different types of fabric thus far. Thanks to the high quality level and the reliable service, the company is exporting its products in over 60 countries around the world.
Foresti Home Collection Group is an international textile editor for interior furnishings with expertise in design and textile fabrics collections distributed all over the world. Founded in 1964, Foresti became synonymous of Italian style, class taste and high quality. All their fabrics are manufactured in Italy and the mission is to offer an exclusive textile collection with the Italian highest quality. Foresti’s design team studies developments in graphic, fashion, lifestyle, and the art to create a strong vision of the future colour trends and consumer behaviour. Main clients are interior decorating textiles shops, architectural studios, interior designers, furniture companies, sofa’s industry and the contract business hotels, theatres and cruise ships. (Hall 31)
Kiian Digital‘s stand (6 – D21) is a concept-space where visitors will see the printing results first-hand. These examples have been produced using a selection of Kiian Digital inks specifically developed for the textile market. This amazing experience combines colour together with first-class printing. The stand will demonstrate the intensity and unique shades achievable with Kiian Digital ink series. All products are fully integrated with customer’s printing systems and ensure high productivity. This includes the series designed for transfer and direct sublimation printing (Digistar K-ONE and Digistar HI-PRO), the ranges tailored for direct printing with pigment and disperse inks (Digistar TEX-R and Digistar K-CHOICE) all of which are fully compatible with leading print head producers including Epson, Kyocera, Ricoh and Panasonic.
J-Teck3 to demonstrate versatility of market-leading digital inks for textile applications, making its European debut of the J-Cube PNF series. Comprising four high-density colours – Cyan Extra, Magenta Extra, Yellow Extra and Black Extra – the new inks offer high-quality coverage and are specifically engineered for Panasonic print heads. As fast-drying inks tailored for uncoated and thin sublimation papers, they enable textile printers to increase productivity and reduce production costs. Also on display will be the company’s J-Cube range, which comprises a vast gamut of shades including vivid fluorescents and various shades of black. This range equips textile companies with superior colour combinations and the capability to produce premium textile products. The company will also display its popular J-Lux series which is specially engineered with extreme sun and light resistance; the ideal ink for certain indoor usage, such as curtains, as well as outdoor textiles and products including umbrellas, and the J-Cube KP Direct range, specifically designed for Kyocera print heads for textile applications that endure scrubbing and washing.
Mimaki will have a significant presence at Heimtextil 2017 in Hall 6 – D10 and will also be participating in the Theme Park’s Digital Textile Micro Factory wherer Mike Horsten will speak about how digital printing is going mainstream, bringing significant change to the textile market. Following our acquisition of La Meccanica, including their more than 40 years of experience in digital textile printing, Mimaki has launched the Tiger-1800B direct-to-textile printer using reactive inks.
The Tiger-1800B is a digital textile printer with a strong frame, stable media transportation mechanism and dedicated print head maintenance system. With a maximum print speed of 385 m²/hour, 600 dpi print resolution and a maximum print width of 1850 meters, the Tiger-1800B is ideal for high volume digital production. Optional units can be added to expand the printer’s capabilities, including feeding units for jumbo rolls or folded fabrics, heating units and a folding arm unit for storing fabric in the box after printing. It is ideal for the production of tapestries, flags, sports apparel, interior fabrics, fast fashion and more.
Texcar was founded by Eugenio Carobbio in 1972 as a small workshop of bedspreads in acrylic fibres. During the years the founder, through his experience and strong will, was able to bring this workshop to compete with the giants of the textile market, producing over 7.000.000 m/year, by optimizing the production chain and the process costs. The company continues to be led by the Carobbio’s family, inside the best Italian tradition. Exhibited products. The jacquard carpets are composed of polyester, chenille and regenerated cotton through recovered materials derived from scraps of cotton as dresses/scraps of dry-cleaning process, making the product environmentally friendly and ecological. The carpets are handmade, washable in washing machines; the anti-slip treatment on the back of the carpet will avoid accidental falls, making it stable and fixed on the floor. Jacquard sofa cover bi-elastic in regenerated cotton, polyester and acrylic. (Hall 30)
At its third Heimtextil Xeikon will showcase highly unique wall paper designs produced using its wall decoration production suite. Xeikon will be located in Hall 6, next to the Heimtextil theme park. In addition to the live printing of unique wall coverings, the display will feature printed patterns and murals projected using new video mapping techniques. This will provide visitors with a “virtual reality” like experience and present the creativity of digitally produced wallcoverings.
RI.MA.C. is an Italian company that deals with the development, manufacture and marketing of automatic systems for over 30 years. Over the years, RI.MA.C. has been able to diversify its production by extending its expertise to new areas, among which the most important is the home linen sector. During the Heimtextil exhibition the company will attend showing the videos of the most important machines for the sector “home linen”, in particular about the machines for quilts binding, hemming and insertion of elastic in the fitted sheets, production of mattress covers, automatic cut studied for this sector, binding of seat cushions. moreover our production manager will be available to value with customers the study and realization of new projects.
Established in 1961 by Oreste Jannelli, Jannelli&Volpi is Italian market leader in wallpaper and furnishing fabrics, we maintain our position through our ability to create products 100% Made in Italy, of the highest standards in style and quality. Jannelli&Volpi collects, in the years, 3 di Design Index selections: 2012, 2014, 2016. It works along with companies with a common vision, to plan a strategic collaboration. J&V151 Shibori is inspired by Japanese culture in its selection of patterns and technique.; rolls or repeated panels which enrich the proposals dedicated to the international scene. A collection with bold and contemporary tones that nevertheless remains faithful to the teachings of the past. It is a vinyl collection, sold in 0,70 x 10 m rolls and in 0,68 x 3 m panles of repeatable modules. J&V502 Interior is realized with a complex and advanced printing technique: the material dialogues with the light and the colours, creating a 3D effect. The offer is completed by a self-adhesive metal profile – in platinum or silver with a satin finish – that makes the wall coverings original. It is printed on non-woven and sold in 10,05 x 0,70 mt rolls.
Tessitura Toscana Telerie is a manufacturer of home textiles that combine the finest raw material with the most advanced technology and traditional Tuscan know-how since 1947. Table cloths and sheets in pure linen and cotton, in jacquard fabrics or printed with original motifs reflect the taste of a refined yet varied audience worldwide. Tessitura Toscana Telerie is specialized in the design of exclusive product collections resulting from a collaboration with stylists and designers from the most prestigious international brands of interior decoration or chain stores devoted to household linen. This precious collaboration enables TTT to showcase and share their taste and manufacturing expertise. The Fall-Winter 2017 collection is centered around products that add a touch of poetry and wonder to the table and the bed. Delicate ramage in soft and subdued tones with a slight Oriental flavor, and more lively designs with elephants, a circus atmosphere and natural fruits.