Web Exclusive | June 2018
Arts & crafts display at Heimtextil India
Running into its 5th edition, Heimtextil India & Ambiente India will open doors this month from 27 – 29 June at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Textile Minister Smriti Irani is expected to inaugurate and address at this important gathering where the industry’s new and leading brands will showcase their latest collections.
Now in its 5th edition, the organisers have tied up with the Council of Handicrafts Development Corporations to display India’s heritage art and crafts. The specially curated COHANDS Pavilion will bring together Padamshree & National Awardee Jai Prakash Lakhwal, National Awardees Vivekananda Bagchi, Sneh Gangal, Devendra Kumar Jha and Kamlesh Jangid and Shilp Guru Awardees Har Krishan, Mohd Matloob and Brahmdeo Ram Pandit just to name a few who will be presenting their strengths in traditional Indian handicrafts. Together, the awardees will highlight traditionally crafted products with a contemporary touch in miniature painting, terracotta, cane and bamboo arts, wood craving and wood inlay, bidri craft, mithila painting, wood craving, brass engraving and pottery.
Creating the perfect combination of Indian and international designs, the platform will also host companies from China, Indonesia, Switzerland and Thailand and international speakers from France and Finland to throw light on the lifestyle trends through co-relation with Indian design due to the growing influence of India through emergence of successful Indian designers and brands internationally.
Among the countries participating this year, the strongest participation is seen from Thailand where the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion and Federation of Thai Industries are looking at strengthening bilateral ties in the Indian home fashion space given the strong culture of design co-relation in both countries. Altogether, over 150 leading companies will present their stunning collections in Dining, Living, Giving and Home Furnishing segments at this three day fair in New Delhi.