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Entries in Trade Shows (2)


Rolladen+Tore 2009, Stuttgart, Germany

R+T, the international trade show for window blinds & shades, fabrics for sun protection and architecture, outdoor shutters and doors happens once every 3 years in Stuttgart, Germany.

The trade fair filled the 9 halls of the new Messe Stuttgart venue.  Above is a courtyard, populated mainly be dedicated smokers.

Hall 1 from above.

Above is the Bandalux booth, which features all types of sun protection systems.

A colorful umbrella by MDT-tex.

Display of Coulisse window blind tassels.

Visitors shuttle throught the Coulisse exhibit.

High-tech window shades made from solar screen fabric by Lupo Window Coverings.

Demonstration of a fabric rollaway door system.

Your blogger, Karin Miller, in Hall 1.


"Guten Tag" from Heimtextil, Frankfurt, Germany

Your blogger, Karin Miller, in the Trend forum at Heimtextil, 2009.  This is the premier international trade show where thousands of global suppliers of home textiles show their products for the floor, wall, window, bed, beach, furniture, kitchen, tabletop and wall.

I have been attending this trade show since 1990.  Heimtextil takes place each January in Frankfurt, Germany.  Six key themes were identified in “Expect the Unexpected”, the official trend presentation, associated with the show.   Below are photos of the venue, Messe Frankfurt, and the displays which are varied and often extravegant:

Below are 2 photos of the venue, Messe Frankfurt:

Delegates shuttle between halls on Via Mobile, a moving sidewalk:

It is said that to walk the whole show is 45 kilometers...  needless to say, places to rest tired feet are well-utilized!