India’s finest home fashion business platforms – Heimtextil India and Ambiente India are back with the first-look of the upcoming textile and interior decor collections for 2017. The show will be inaugurated by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on June 20 in New Delhi. Over 180 companies from India, Bangladesh, China, Korea, Nepal, Thailand and Turkeywill arrive in New Delhi from June 20-22 at Pragati Maidan with their stunning collections in dining, living, giving, home textiles and furnishing segments.

As the leading business platform in this segment, the organisers have also prepared a series of trend-setting contents that is set to create a buzz among home fashionist as, architects, interior designers, retailers and design experts this June. Key features of the 2017 edition include:Record breaking showcase of world’s largest cushion at the fair; enters Limca Book of Records 2017.

With an aim to draw attention to India’s dominant position in home textile production and exports, the organisers are set to create the world’s largest Cushion curated with the fabrics from D’decor. Having partnered with industry giant D’décor and Limca record holder Kanica Bawa, this art installation is said to break records and enter the Limca Books as the world’s largest cushion. It will be on display during the fair from June 20 22, 2017at Pragati Maidan trade grounds in New Delhi.

ILA Experience Zone 2017

One of the central attractions at the show, the ILA Experience Zone will feature innovative concepts in interior spaces through a design face-off between product and textile designers. Representing international design trends, these concepts will be based on four themes such as -Exploration with Nature, Illusion, Heritage and Planet.

The themed exhibits will be curated by the famed jury – Lipika Sud – President of the Guild of Designers & Artists; India’s foremost architect and President of Design Plus – Sonali Bhagwati; and the industry’s acclaimed fashion guru and President of Fashion Design Council of India – Sunil Sethi. Winners will be announced at the ILA Gala Night on 20th June and will get a chance to showcase their winning concept at the world’s most notable interior decor and home furnishings trade fair brands, Ambiente and Heimtextil in Germany. Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India remarked, “The ILA Experience Zone is not just about art. It holds strong commercial value.”

Special Skills Zone

Live demonstrations of different art forms such as hand work cushions, handbag stitching, hand embroidery and the art of creating small artefacts with the use of techniques such as tie-dye, batik on fabric, applique and embroidery, jewellery making, paper art, DIY products, foam board products and wall art designs etc will be given by a group of specially-abled children at ‘The special skills zone.’ The children have been trained by Messe Frankfurt India through employment-oriented skill development courses to help them attain financial freedom and will showcase their craft at the fair.

Hospitality & Retail Day

Noted retail buyers and purchase managers from some of the top hotels and restaurant chains in India and Asia as well as key are expected to attend and engage in buyer-seller meetings at India‘s leading home fashion business platforms – Heimtextil India and Ambiente India this June. Returning with an exclusive day dedicated for Hospitality & Retail procurement and networking for exhibitors of Heimtextil India and Ambiente India, the organisers have announced that the Hospitality & Retail segments will be one of the key focus areas of visitor engagement at the fair this year.

“At the last edition, our members met many potential vendors and have already taken discussions forward for various projects. It is a brand that has come to be known as one that adds value to the business of hospitality by providing high-quality and innovative product choices for our industry’s needs and has become the preferred sourcing destination for hospitality purchase managers in India,” said Nitin Nagrale, Founder Hospitality Purchase Managers Forum.

New home fashion collections for 2017

Visitors can see the first look of new collections by top fashion players including D’décor, Welspun, Reliance, Raymond, AWKenox Steel, Flair Houseware, Organic Home (Stonemen Crafts), Lifestyles 360 Degree, Gomaads among others. With so many inspiring contents in store, Heimtextil India and Ambiente India fair will allow visitors to not only focus on the segments of their sourcing and professional interest but also inspire new trends in the Indian home fashion industry. Organised by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd, this much-awaited business event will open its gates this month.