EVTEKS: 26th Istanbul International Home Textiles Fair
- Date: 25 – 29 august 2020
- Venue: CNR Expo / Istanbul Expo Center
- Location: Yesilkoy, Bakirkoy / Istanbul
The Gateway to the World EVTEKS
The home textile industry with exports worth 90 billion dollars is one of the highest exporting industries in Turkey. Regarding design and production power, Turkey is the fourth largest home textile manufacturer in the world following China, India, and Pakistan. As the world’s fourth largest exporter country, Turkey has a 3.6 percent share in the world market.
EVTEKS, which is the biggest supplier of Europe and also exports to 120 countries, is the most important gathering of the Turkish home textile industry. The exhibition is organized to increase the commercial capacity of the industry and its share in the world home textile exports.
Organized by İstanbul Trade Fairs, a CNR Holding company, EVTEKS has the distinction of being the world’s second largest exhibition in its field, and it will open its doors at CNR EXPO/İstanbul Expo Center on August 25-29, 2020.
Designer Robert Couturier takes part in EVTEKS
One of the world’s two largest exhibitions in the home textile industry, EVTEKS will stand out with not only trading but also seminars by the most distinguished designers in the world this year. Counted as the trend center of the home textile industry, EVTEKS will host “Design Seminars” where Robert Couturier, who has been making great contributions to the design community since 1987 and is one of the best interior designers in the world, will deliver a seminar that hundreds of domestic and international audience will follow.
His perfect career started with the chateau that he designed for the financier Sir James Goldsmith on the 20.000 acre-area on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Having been based in New York for 20 years, Mr. Couturier maintains his place at the top of his profession, continuing to execute grand-scale commissions in the USA, Europe, South America, and Russia. His name is included in Architectural Digest’s prestigious annual list of the best decorators and architects in the world.
All in all, Robert Couturier can be said to lend a sense of connoisseurship, imagination, and even experimentation to the traditional design landscape. As he likes to say himself, recalling the rich interiors in which he spent his childhood and youth, “It is to both grander and greater ends that one invents when one can start with one’s own past.”