Florence, 19th December 2018. The Florence Fair dedicated to household linen, furniture and nautical textile collections is back in style. Firenze Home TexStyle, organised by Firenze Fiera in co-operation with Acropoli Srl from Bologna, will take place at the Fortezza da Basso from 2nd to 4th February 2019 at the same time as the 12th edition of Immagine Italia & Co., a preview of underwear and lingerie collections promoted and organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Pistoia.
This event fills a gap left in these last years – since 2014 – within the Italian fair sector, being entirely devoted to the excellence of the “textile planet”. All the industry sectors will be involved – from household linen to tablecloths, curtains, carpets, textile publications and nautical textiles.
This Fair aims at a new flying start to meet the needs of both the Italian and the international markets, this time with a more human approach, as highlighted by the choice of the Cavaniglia Pavilion. 3,300 square metres of strong allure and charm, featuring the perimeter walls of the 16th-century Medicean monument visible on one side of the building.
A highly fascinating and technological space, available for the exhibiting companies which – starting from Saturday 2nd to Monday, 4th February – will present the moods of the moment, new styles and the latest trends combined with unusual and original features for visitors – buyers and industry professionals – who are increasingly demanding and looking for new proposals and creative opportunities.
The purpose is to show Italian talents and the artisanship of Italian companies of this sector with all their vitality and expressive range, which, today more than ever, we need to relaunch Italian economy. With the Made in Italy, Italian products are thus not only perceived as excellent and quality products, but also as an emblematic combination of traditional values which are unique in the world. The comparison with foreign countries is however open thanks to the presence of international companies.
The ambition? To bring this major and influential Italian textile fair back to Florence. Carlo Amadori, sole director of Acropoli, co-operating with Firenze Fiera to plan and market this event, states with certainty: “After having planned no less than 78 events in Italy – from “Abitare il tempo” e Tesori dal tempo” in Verona to the “Salone dell’arte del Restauro” in Ferrara, up to “AbitaMi”, in September 2011, together with Macef and always for Fiera Milano, and after collaborating for HOMI – I realized just how much we needed a Fair like this one in this sector. The importance of textiles in Italy made me realise that we had to go back to the idea of a single event. Immagine Italia has been operating in this context for 13 years, and this allowed us and Firenze Fiera to turn again to the concept of a single textile fair, extending the underwear/lingerie theme in order to reintegrate the following sectors: household linen, tablecloths, curtains, curtain rods, carpets, textile publications and nautical textiles”.
“This is how Firenze Home TexStyle was born – concludes Amadori – a new great event for home textile which I hope will become a reference for companies, exhibitors and buyers from the textile world.”
Florence – Fortezza da Basso – Cavaniglia Pavilion
From Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th February 2019
Opening times: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February: 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. – Monday, 4th February: 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Firenze Fiera: Tel. +39 055 4973439 – Acropoli Tel. +39 051 864310