Southern Germany’s largest trade fair for living and furnishing is taking place again: After Heim+Handwerk and the parallel FOOD & LIFE had to pause for two years in a row due to the pandemic, the more than 600 exhibiting companies can hardly wait to meet audiences live again. From 30.11. to 04.12.2022, the two traditional events transform five halls of the Munich exhibition center into a shopping paradise in Advent.
Visitors to Heim+Handwerk can buy Christmas gifts at the fair, (re)plan rooms, seek expert advice and of course admire the most innovative innovations in the respective area: Here a table top made of a single tree trunk, there a mattress with Nasa technology. Here, the trade fair audience can taste vegan red wine sauce or fermented organic vegetables, caress them over a cashmere blanket. Imagine what it would be like to live in a tiny house or ask an interior designer if she would paint the bedroom wall rather night blue or sage green.
New hall layout with entrance via the east entrance
From this year, Heim+Handwerk can be reached via the East entrance and has a new, clear hall layout: In Hall A6 there are handicrafts, home accessories and sustainable fashion, in A5 everything revolves around living and furnishing. Hall A4 is the meeting place for connoisseurs: FOOD & LIFE can be visited with the same entrance ticket. In addition to kitchen culture, Hall B5 also offers tiny houses and a show garden, and hall B6 collects everything about building, renovation and modernization – in addition, the lecture forum of Heim+Handwerk and FOOD & LIFE can be found here.
Hall A6: Crafts and lifestyle
Hall A6 is the best place to go to find special accessories or a nice Christmas gift. A hot water bottle cover made of alpaca fur – is it even more cuddly? Maybe: With matching slippers and blanket. Beautiful ceramics and olive wood boards that shine at every dinner party can be found not far from it. Design pieces made of wood, from pens to bicycles to mini table tennis tables, are exhibited in the CraftsArea. And the South Tyrolean designers bring the style of their homeland to Heim+Handwerk.
Hall A6 is full of art, jewelry and accessories from small manufacturers, which are not available in every shop and certainly not at every online retailer. There is a little something for all your wallets. If you love individual, handmade products, it will be difficult to tear yourself away here. But that doesn’t matter, because fortunately there is also the Christmas café here, which invites you to linger.
New this year is the GREENSTYLE, which presents sustainable fashion labels. Diverse eco brands, which produce everything fairly from high fashion to fashionable accessories, are represented here. Thursday to Sunday at 3 p.m., the seal GOTS, “Global Organic Textile Standard” organizes a “Meet the Makers” (booth A6,646) here.
In addition, the Upper Bavarian Promotion Prize for Applied Arts will be awarded in the hall on Wednesday at 4 p.m. with a prize money of a total of 12,000 euros; the exciting works of the designers and sculptors are exhibited throughout the duration of the fair (booth A6,828).
Hall A5: Living & Furnishing
Trade fair visitors who still have a few construction sites at home where you do not really know what to do next will find the solution at Heim+Handwerk. AtPlanwerk, interior design lecturers and students of Coburg University of Applied Sciences advise on the basis of their own living floor plan, individually and free of charge. Inspiration can be found in hall A5 at every corner: Here, for example, the freundin feel-good home is set up – bedroom, dining room and home office are designed with the freundin Home Collection, up to the pillow on the sofa.
Great ideas can be admired at the carpentry shops: At the special show “Die gute Form” the most beautiful and unusual journeyman pieces are exhibited, and works of the “Wood from Bavaria” competition on the topic: “Mal Home – mal Office” are presented.
In addition to the many visual impressions, the trade fair audience can also try out and compare products directly: for example, the sofas and seating landscapes on display or the different beds. What about a mattress with Nasa technology, like horsehair? Beautiful tables and chairs, hand-woven carpets and state-of-the-art stoves complete the impressions in Hall A5.
Hall B5: Kitchen culture and lifestyle
Every kitchen dream comes true on Heim+Handwerk. Made-to-measure, minimalist-elegant, rustic-cozy: They are represented in Hall B5 – and with you the experts who advise on the subject. In addition, you will find all the appliances and aids that should not be missing in a well-stocked kitchen, from blender to wok.
A highlight in Hall B5: The Tiny Houses! Living in the smallest space is a growing trend and a longing for many people who want to live more close to nature and independent. The exhibitors show here how beautiful this can look with their models. Because even a tiny house can not only be clever, but also stylish and modern. And despite the small size, all amenities from washing machine to microwave have.
The desire for more nature is also visible at the neighboring exhibition stand (booth B5.460): a pretty show garden, as an urban oasis lushly planted with perennials and flowers. Hanging traffic lights dangle around a porch, a water feature ripples peacefully. The trainees of the Horticulture Building Department design the show garden as a natural house garden that offers habitat for birds and small animals.
Hall B6: Building, renovating, modernizing
In hall B6 it becomes technical: renovation companies, furnace, heating and safety technology can be found in hall B6. In addition, elevators, garage doors, conservatories, fences, windows and doors. Exciting for builders and homeowners who, for example, want to convert energy-saving or plan to modernize.
But not only: The FORUM Heim+Handwerk and FOOD+LIFE can also be found here, with lectures on a wide variety of topics: “Is this art or can it go away?” – offers, for example, advice on the things that remain during the move or estate. The lecture “How I influence the forest through my living room” shows what you should pay attention to when choosing sustainable furniture. But of course, culinary topics are not neglected either.
Hall A4: The FOOD & LIFE
FOOD & LIFE with its approximately 200 exhibitors makes Foodies revel in seventh heaven in Hall A4. Delicacies are exhibited at every stand, it smells seductive – here you can feast to your heart’s content. Regional specialties are offered at reasonable prices, for example at the Bavarian joint stand. It gets exciting in the FOOD START.up area: Here, young, creative minds show how they want to improve nutrition. Whether they are fruit gums with vitamins or pesto from the freezer, the ideas are diverse! The best will be crowned with the Newcomer Award.
Information about the fair
Heim+Handwerk and FOOD & LIFE are open daily from 30.11. to 04.12.2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The exhibition halls can be reached via the east entrance. Tickets cost 15 euros (or 9 euros with discount for e.g. pupils, students and pensioners) and are available online: www.heim-handwerk.de/tickets. Children up to and including 12 years of age have free admission. Discounted afternoon tickets are available from 3 p.m. for 7 euros.