Photo gallery of Heimtextil 2020
25 photographs for 25 exhibitors you will meet at Cernobbio in April. A consistent anticipation of what is being presented in the year that has just begun by the world’s top textile manufacturers and what are the trends they are following in terms of decoration, aesthetics, materials and fabric performance.
01 – Albert Guegain & Fils – The French embroiderer and textile manufacturer, in addition to having an enormous assortment of classical decorative patterns, also interprets and proposes embroidery in a modern and stimulating version, thereby demonstrating that an ancient and traditional technique can be perfectly integrated into more modern and minimalist ambiances. The curtains shown are 75% cotton and 25% polyester on a polyester backing and are created using the ‘soutache’ embroidery technique. They weigh approx. 100 g per metre.
02 – Baumann Dekor – Since 2019 the Austrian textile manufacturer has mainly shifted its focus on cruising and has high expectations regarding this new business area. The new product presented for 2020 is a jacquard decoration fabric called Paradiso and belongs to the Bellezza collection. It is 100% FR (flame-retardant) polyester, weighs 235 g per square metre, is supplied in 140 cm wide bolts and comes in seven chromatic swatch colours.
03 – Casalegno Tendaggi – The Italian curtain manufacturer presents the Fair with a line of pure linen yarn dyed fabrics with 101 colours, all ready in bolts and in stock. This translates into a very high level of service for this product that comes in 335 cm wide bolts and with a weight of 342 g per metre. The line is supplied in two finish versions: traditional and soft feel.
04 – Mario Cavelli – With a stand dominated by the theme of recycling, among the various novelties of the curtain manufacturer from Brianza we have chosen to photograph the new pure linen Class 1 flame-retardant collection created using the natural treatment called COEX. The collection includes yarn dyed and natural linens featuring the typical weaving patterns, evident and almost three-dimensional, of the natural fibre. Weights around 150 g per metre and bolt widths of about 300 cm.
05 – Crevin – The Catalan manufacturer in 2020 presents a focus on shades of colour created using mixtures of multicolour yarns on high tensile strength and abrasion-resistant textiles, expressly dedicated to the furniture industry and featuring a unique and innovative weft. So, here is Ito, a 100,000 Martindale cycles bouclé 140 cm wide, made of 71% polyester, 20% polypropylene and 9% cotton.
06 – D’Etoffe – Zolfo is the name of one of the many novelties presented by the Tuscan textile manufacturer at Heimtextil. It is a 83% viscose and 17% polyester velvet jacquard with viscose pile, destined for the Contract market, weighing 790 g per metre and supplied in 140 cm wide bolts.
07 – Manifattura Tessile di Nole M.T. – In the vast range of fabrics produced by this Piedmont manufacturer, 2020 gives generous room to the collections linked to the Sustainability theme. Velvets and fabrics crafted with Gots certified organic cottons and often used in mixture with recycled polyester yarns. The picture shows a series of new proposals all featuring the colour red and environs.
08 – Güleser Tekstil – For this Turkish company, the main passwords for the strategies of these coming years aim at textiles with significant percentages of highly recyclable natural fibres. For the Frankfurt-located event, we have photographed Stenay, a jacquard with a geometric decoration and obtained using 52% cotton, 21% polyester and 27% viscose chenille. It weighs 530 g per metre and is 140 cm wide.
09 – Imatex – The stand at Heimtextil of the Lombard manufacturer this year is a veritable celebration of bouclè in all of its forms. Lots of wool in the fabrics, often mixed with linen in the more precious proposals or with acrylic for the weaves designed for the Contract sector. Highly variable weights – from 600 to 1200 g per metre – in fabrics made to interpret the solid colour concept in an original and different way.
10 – Francisco Jover – Highly active on the research and sustainability front – it produces ¾ of its industrial energy using (solar and gas) renewable sources as well as by reusing the exhaust steam – this Spanish textile manufacturer presents an anti-electrosmog fabric called “Stop Radiation”. With an average absorption value of 30 dB in a frequency range from 400 MHz to 3000 MHz, it helps humans protect themselves from radiation by screening the electromagnetic field at high and low frequencies.
11 – Libeco – After a good 2019, the Belgian manufacturer opens 2020 by insisting on the eco-sustainable access of its products and processes. The fabric it presents – dedicated to the decoration and light contract sectors – is made with a fresh and performing mixture of linen and polyamide.
12 – Martinelli Ginetto – The universe of “I Pronti” of the textile manufacturing group from Val Seriana is vast and capable of meeting the demands of many user profiles. It is not by chance that, next to many home furnishing textile proposals, there are also solutions ideal for the curtains sector. Cottons and linens mixed with Lurex and polyester diversify the weaving effects, the feels and the weights. All fabrics are 300 cm wide.
13 – Neutex Home Deco – In addition to being a completely integrated and verticalized company, this German manufacturer is highly sensitive to new communication technologies in contact with the clientele. In 2019 it developed a specific application in order to send its clients its catalogue in digital format and therefore make ordering easier. The fabric it has highlighted this year is called Serenade and belongs to the 2020 Spring Collection. Serenade weighs 179 g per metre, comes in 13 chart colours and is 145 cm wide.
14 – Parà – The photo we took to illustrate the new products presented by Parà is dedicated to Myrto, a line of dobby-weave piece dyed polished fabrics made from 57% cotton and 43% linen, weighing 420 g per square metre and 140 cm wide.
15 – PIF – The Moroccan textile manufacturer based in Casablanca proposes a new jacquard fabric that expands its offering for the Contract sector, and, more specifically, the flame-retardant line. The fabric, designed for the outdoors, is 100% Trevira CS. The strategy of the Moroccan enterprise in 2019 was aimed at widening its hotellerie and hospitality activities in China especially. This strategy seems to have been successful and should be confirmed in 2020.
16 – Pozzi Arturo – A series of new piece dyed chenille from the Lombard manufacturer. To the left we see Stuart, 51% viscose and 49% cotton, centrally there’s Beth to Basket, a viscose, polyester and cotton mix for a geometrical jacquard, and to the right Mamas, a false plain/striped fabric made with 45% acrylic, 33% polyester and 22% cotton. Weights vary from 580 to 800 g per metre and width about 140 cm.
17 – J.A. Raymakers – The Dutch textile manufacturer insists in making fabrics and velvets prevailingly made of natural but high-performance materials for the Contract market. Here it presents a high-performance velvet made of cotton (76%) and polyester (24%) that is creaseless, highly abrasion-proof (35,000 Martindale cycles) and flame retardant thanks to a finishing treatment using acrylic-starch gel on the back of the fabric.
18 – Redaelli Velluti a Division of Marzotto Lab – From the textile brand of the Marzotto universe, a presence at the fair in tune with the Sustainability theme. The most important process is Cinque Terre, a natural dyeing process achieved using biopolymers that guarantee performance and very high resistance to light. An entirely Italian technology.
19 – Sirio Tendaggi – The Lombard manufacturer works in close contact with its spinner partners and the curtain we are showcasing is proof of this. In fact, the fabric is created ad hoc using the mouliné technique and the texture of this wool (40%), linen (40%) and silk (20%) warp fabric is especially delicate thanks to the presence in weft of different (multiple tension) threads. The curtain weighs 170 g per square metre and is 300 cm wide.
20 – Spinelli Vincenzo – New jacquard creations with an elegant base of silk mixed with cotton, viscose and lurex, dedicated to interior decoration and upholstery as well as to the wallpaper sector using the lighter fabrics. Based on a colour chart that varies from 12 to 25 proposals, a series of coordinated patterns with weights varying from 300 to 350 g per metre and a fixed width of 140 cm.
21 – Standfast & Barracks – The English manufacturer, the indisputable master of printed fabrics, comes from a past year of excellent results and is optimistic about the year that has just begun. Here it presents a new digital printing product. The printed pattern is called Athena and is a rich and full pattern suitable also for rather important supports and fabrics made with evident wefts.
22 – Manifatture Toscane Ta-Bru – The Tuscan company specialised in interlacing presents several new products made of totally natural cellulose fibre that are perfectly dyeable (piece dyeing for this particular line). These proposals weigh between 400 and 600 g per metre and are all 140 cm wide. Where the interlacing uses variable thickness strands, the process is coupled with Gots certified organic cottons.
23 – Torri Lana 1885 – From the Bergamo manufacturer we present a selection of fabrics that are very full but feature extraordinary softness. Micro bouclés made with natural yarns – prevailingly wool – with weights varying from 600 to 1200 g per metre and 140 cm wide. These highly resistant fabrics are perfectly adaptable to the Home or Contract markets.
24 – Dina-Vanelli Tekstil – A timeless classic of textile patterns, the pied de poule, is set by the Turkish manufacturer in a rather large size on a background fabric consisting in 35% of acrylic fibre, 30% of polyester, 20% of viscose and 15% of cotton. A heavy fabric weighing 825 g per metre and 140 cm wide.
25 – Viganò – Among the many novelties presented by this Lombard manufacturer, we have chosen a brand-new collection of GRS certified recycled wool fabrics. There’s something to suit every taste: solid colour fabrics, laminated fabrics, digitally printed or quilted fabrics. The color swatch features seventy solid and melange colours. The fabrics’ weight ranges from 400 to 500 g per metre and their width from 140 to 150 cm.