The Fabric Invention
“The Age of Exploring is definitely not over,” exclaimed extreme mountaineer Simone Moro when reaching the summit of Nanga Parbat in the west Himalayas at the beginning of the year, one of the world’s toughest mountains to climb. And the exploration of new textiles has by no means come to an end: The “Theme Park” in Hall 6.0 at the Frankfurt trade fair functions as a central trend and inspiration zone, offering visitors an opportunity to take a look outside their own specialist domain and discover new things in the world of textiles.
According to Natalie Weinmann of the Carlin International design studio, which created all the “Explorations”, the creative fields of inspiration can be explored with the senses, intuitively, and interactively. The creative minds from France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, the Netherlands and the USA sat down together as long ago as the beginning of the year to develop the thematic fields and a global version of coming interior trends together.
During the voyage of exploration through the lab of the world of textiles you can explore four thematic areas:
Presentations of the latest trends in the fields of Home&Work, Retail, Hospitality and Transport round out the creative impulses provided by the “Theme Park”.