Textile designers from three countries have emerged winners of the ‘New & Next’ university competition meant to promote newcomers at next edition of Heimtextil in January. Under this head, Heimtextil presents young labels that are being represented at the annual fair for the first time. Over a dozen newcomers with fresh design ideas are expected to attend the next edition of Heimtextil to be held from January 7-10, 2020. New & Next participants will also be offering creative design products for furniture and decorative fabrics as well as bed and bath.
The three universities, viz. the University of Bolton from the UK, the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture from Pakistan and the Lucerne School of Design & Art from Switzerland won the competition. Following the successful launch of the “New & Next university competition” at the last event, the 50th edition of Heimtextil also offered budding textile designers the chance to submit their work via their university and secure an exclusive presentation area at the fair. Representatives from the universities and their students will present the award-winning works at the “New & Next” area.
The expert jury that chose the winners consisted of Hervé Francois, general manager of Mitwill Textile Europe in France, Xavier Comman from Hermès International in France, Aziza Grill Mariotte & Lutz Walter from the European federation Euratex, Belgium and Prof Tina Moor from the Lucerne School of Design & Art in Switzerland.