Heimtextil Spotlights Young Designers
Staff Staff -- Furniture Today, January 11, 2010
A design contest for young Israeli designers has been added to the expanding program of design activities at Heimtextil here this week.
Four finalists are presenting their interior design collections in the foyer of Hall 1.1.
The program was developed in conjunction with the Israeli Textile and Fashion Association. The work of eight designers was selected in the first round, from which the four finalists were selected.
Young designers also will be showcased in “rooms for free @.V” association for the Campus, a joint stand coordinated and designed by the European art and design academies taking part in the trade fair. The academies come from many countries including Denmark, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Turkey and Spain.
The 20th Heimtextil Trends special show again will focus on new ideas with an unequivocal emphasis on the future, said Detief Braun, member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt.
The Trend presentation is developed over the prior year with design experts representing design studios from Japan, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Germany – and for the first time, Sweden.
Another design competition – Young Contract Creations Award: Wall – will showcase the six finalists who are students of architecture, interior architecture, art and product design. The students were asked to design a façade or interior of a bar, café or restaurant in the style of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Havana.
The designs will be produced and presented in a special show in Hall 5.0, stand B35.
The Young Contract Creations Award: Upholstery produced more than 70 entries. All submitted designs will be shown in a special exhibition in Hall 4.1, stand F51.
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