Fespa organisers say Printeriors 2022 will focus on sustainability, offering visitors a comprehensive showcase of sustainably produced interior décor.
Debbie McKeegan, Fespa textile ambassador and Printeriors curator, says, “Printeriors 2022 will focus on sustainability at this year’s Printeriors reflects its growing significance in the interior décor and fashion industries.
“The pandemic has enhanced our collective focus on our natural environment. In addition, brands find themselves responding to escalating consumer demand for products with reduced environmental impact.”
Printeriors will focus on applications manufactured using environmentally responsible processes and ethically sourced materials. It incorporates seven themed zones decorated using nature-inspired designs. It aims to deliver an immersive visual and tactile experience. Visitors can se the space for networking conversations or relaxation.
Printeriors has introduced two new themes: Nature’s Canopy and Surface Micro. Both themes tie into the overall ethos of sustainability with new elements of surface interest and texture.
The diverse collection of digitally printed applications comes from a collaboration with 30 partners. The showcase includes textiles, wall coverings, floor graphics, window films, printed carpets, rugs and cushions, leathers, and ceramics. Also, you can see metal and lenticular artwork, display signage, tabletops, fine art, lightboxes, and acoustic fabric walls.
Deluxe Partners Drytac, HP and Kornit bring a range of environmentally responsible innovations to Printeriors. Drytac’s printed glass films with embedded textures embellish mirrors. In addition, other vinyl products feature on floors, walls and display signage. HP has used its Latex 800W printer to produce layers of white ink to create new decorative surface effects.
The Surface Micro zone features several textile applications printed on organic materials. Kornit printed them using its waterless technology, as well as 3D applications such as gold textures. Also, Brother has produced printed leather for the Tropical Neons and Surface Micro themes. Mimaki produced printed wall coverings for the Cacti Geos and Organic Flora zones.
Oher contributing partners include Agfa, Ava Cad/Cam, Canon, Chromaluxe, Durst, SwissQPrint, CMYUK, Dufaylite, EFI, EFKA, Eye 4 Colour, Imageco, John Mark, Pongs, Premier Digital Textiles, PressOn, R A Smart, Sentec International, Veika Dimense and Zimmer.
McKeegan adds, “Legacy supply chains involve mass offshore production, warehousing and long-distance transportation. Instead, we have near-shoring, small batch production with increased use of digital technologies to personalise and customise. Sustainability, durability and circularity are the new watchwords in décor. Therefore, a visit to Printeriors will demonstrate how you can create stunning multi-sensory interiors. And you can still safeguard our planet.”
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