FRANKFURT AM MAIN — October 2011 — The Innovation Award Architecture Textiles Objekts underscores
the importance of the architectural quality of textile products and interior design solutions. The
competition will be held by Messe Frankfurt for the eighth time in cooperation with AIT and xia
architecture magazines on the occasion of the Heimtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main (11 to 14
January 2012). The Award is given for products and concepts distinguished by creative and technical
The Innovation Award Architecture Textiles Objekts is aimed at architects, interior
architects and designers, industrial companies and processors of textile products, contract
textiles and interior solutions (ceiling/wall/floor/furniture/dividing walls and sun
protectionsystems). Manufacturers and designers can enter products from the technical sphere or
project-related solutions using textiles. The winners will be selected by a jury of renowned
architects, interior architects and designers. The award-winning products or solutions will be on
show in a special exhibition in the foyer of Hall 4.1 throughout the fair.
New category: sustainability
For the first time, the award will also be given in the sustainability category and go to
manufacturers and designers whose products represent a significant contribution to sustainability
in architecture. Additionally, as in both previous years, the competition organisers will give a
public award. In this case, trade visitors will have the chance to choose, on the basis of
architectural criteria, their favourite from the products submitted. The closing date for entries
to the Innovation Award Architecture Textiles Objekts is 2 December 2011.
Trend scouting: architects and designer choose trend-setting products
Also for the third time, around 25 trend scouts will put forward the latest
Heimtextil trends on behalf of the architecture and interior architecture sector. To this end, the
architects and designers will scrutinise innovative products to be seen at the fair and nominate 15
textile products. Finally, the ‘Trend Scouting’ jury chaired by are presentative of AIT magazine
will select one of the products for the ‘Trend 2012’ award.
The Innovation Award Architecture Textiles Objekts will be presented during the fair in the
‘Let’s talk about …’ lecture area in the foyer of Halls 5.1/6.1 at 17.30 hrs on 12 January 2012.
Posted on November 1, 2011
Source: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH