Students showcase their work at leading textile fair

05 January 2018

For the second year running students from Leeds Arts University’s BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design will be showcasing their work at Heimtextil, Frankfurt.

Heimtextil is the world’s leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles, held in Frankfurt from 9 – 12 January 2018. The fair showcases textiles designs from around the world, and attracts industry professionals and commercial representatives from a diverse range of companies. This show is considered to be the ‘season opener’ for trends and surface innovation for the interior market.

Students at Heimtextil 2017

BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design students on their second year of the degree have been developing collections for the fair and will be showcasing their work as part of the collaborative ‘Campus’ stand in the Design Studios and Newcomers area of the show (Hall 4.2, stand A51). The ‘Campus’ area of the show offers a unique opportunity for students from a variety of EU and international institutions to present work alongside each other, offering diverse responses to a mutual design theme, this year’s theme is Meeting Sharing Places.

Tami Stewart, Course Leader, Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design, commented:

“We are very excited to be invited again to exhibit at Heimtextil. We have had a fantastic experience last year with students working collaboratively with peers from Helsinki Metropolia University and Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź in a joint design project for the ‘Micro-factory’ stand on the show.
This year we are sending two third year student representatives to set up our stand as well as a visiting group of second year students who will be exhibiting work at the show. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to network with international peers and create links for placements and future employment with industry professionals."

Student work from the end of year degree show 'Extraordinary'

The BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern course prides itself on creating an environment that nurtures independence and creativity, allowing students opportunities to impact on a global platform.

BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design students at Leeds Arts University are regularly given the opportunity to exhibit on an international platform including; Indigo at Premier Vision in Paris, Surtex in New York and MoOD in Brussels.

Students showing their work at MoOd, Brussels

The students enjoy frequent success on global scale, with recent accolades that include the New Designers Romo Award, i-dott awards, including grand prize winner, Texprint, Lululemon athletica award and Surtex Designext New York award winners.

Showcasing final year work at New Designers, London