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Firenze Home TexStyle 

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et up by Firenze Fiera in partnership with Acropoli srl, the first edition of Firenze Home TexStyle, the new home and nautical textile fair, is held in the suggestive setting of Fortezza da Basso, from the 2nd to the 4th February 2019.

An unmissable event for all the professionals in the field of interior design: buyersarchitects and interior designers who think of and interpret places as a ‘system’ that combines architecture, design, furniture, accessories and textiles in a coherent, harmonious entity.

In Italy, for several years in fact, there hasn’t been a fair that addressed this segment of the industry, capable of shining a light on the Italian production of home textiles. Opting for Florence is no coincidence. A city with a centuries-old tradition in the field of artistic weaving, Florence instantly presented itself as the ideal stage for this comeback in great style. Besides, visiting this event offers a pretext to stay overnight and enjoy the artistic delights of the capital city of Tuscany.  

A home, a space to inhabit, reinforces its own stylistic identity through a competent use of fabrics. You interchange colour, different types of wave, combinations, decorative patterns, materiality and the quality of the yarn. You require aesthetic sensibility and culture to narrate and confer an identity to places and to the rituals that take place in them. And fabric, in all its many facets, is similar to an alphabet: it requires expertise and the uncommon ability to construct a ‘language’.

At Firenze Home TexStyle, in the 3300 square metre-display area of the Padiglione Cavaniglia, you are able to discover, before everybody else, the latest trends as regards to bed and bathroom linen, table linen, furniture, curtains, carpets…as well as nautical textiles. Without forgetting the creative magic of textile publishing.

The exhibition – that includes some of the top brands on the scene – such as Angelo Carillo a BusattiCinelli Piume e PiuminiClaudia BarbariGiorgio CarilloDeaEria/Liu Jo, Mastro Raphael e Villa Florence, – focuses on becoming one of the key event for the professionals in the field. A starting point, year by year, of the latest trends and emerging new styles for the Italian textile industry. 

Acropoli’s involvement is an assurance of the fair’s bright future. This organization in fact, is best-known for having supported many events that in turn have left a permanent mark on society, contributing as well to the debate on how contemporary living has evolved in the last couple of decades.

The 12th edition of Immagine Italia & Co runs in conjunction and it hosts as well a preview fashion show of underwear and lingerie collections, supported by the Chamber of Commerce of Pistoia. This event stresses the importance that focusing on a single textile fair – home, furniture, table, bathroom and underwear – represents the best way to reintroduce “Made in Italy” design to the Italian and international scenes. 



Where: Florence - Fortezza da Basso – Padiglione Cavaniglia

When: from Saturday 2 to Monday 4 February 2019

Opening times: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February: 9,00 – 18,00 – Monday 4 February: 9,00 – 15,00)

Contacts: Firenze Fiera: Tel. +39 055 4973439 – Acropoli Tel. +39 051 864310


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