British design studio FranklinTill will take on the leading role in implementing the Theme Park exhibitor product showcase at Heimtextil 2018, as well as the Trendbook.

With its headquarters in London, the studio comprises trend researchers, designers and stylists as well as a broad-ranging international network of creatives and visionaries with whom the trend experts and agency founders Kate Franklin and Caroline Till collaborate. Trend researcher Titia Dane will also work on Heimtextil trends in addition to the two agency founders.

Trend researchers from Denmark, Germany, France, the UK, Japan, the Netherlands and the US recently discussed current trends in interior design, architecture, fashion and art during a two-day workshop.

"Given that participants come from different continents, the Trendtable team at Heimtextil is able to draw from a comprehensive pool of inspiration and gain exciting perspectives on the interior design of tomorrow," says Olaf Schmidt, vice-president Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt.

Ten months before the next edition, the designers have made it their aim to analyse developments in materials and textures, colours and patterns from all four corners of the world and determine the stylistic design themes. At the end of the process, a mutual, globally applicable trend prognosis for the coming 18 months will be agreed upon and presented in the Heimtextil Trendbook, and also in the Theme Park during Heimtextil itself.