Home textiles on the world’s most luxurious train
29/06/2017

Home textiles on the world’s most luxurious train

Despite the fact that a short four-day trip on East Japan Railway’s (JR East) new luxury train can cost the equivalent of up to € 7,720, straight after its launch in May it was already fully booked right through to the following spring. The textile floor coverings on the train come from the Japanese home [...] Weiterlesen...

A competence centre and a showroom, all in one
13/06/2017

A competence centre and a showroom, all in one

For quite some time now, ‘Pad Home Concept‘ has been making itself a name as a brand for lifestyle-orientated home textiles. Consistently creative, Pad’s managing partner Sasha Rossmann Yessayan and her husband Michael Rossmann now have their own ‘Pad Object Store’. At Rochstrasse 18 in the heart of Berlin, the inspiring mono brand store is [...] Weiterlesen...

Heimtextil begins preparations for 2018
14/03/2017

Heimtextil begins preparations for 2018

Combined design expertise comes to Frankfurt: seven international trend agencies met last week for the Heimtextil Trendtable meeting at Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds. They collated results from market research with the latest global design developments. These statements form the basis for the Heimtextil Trendbook which is presented by the trade fair organisers in late summer. [...] Weiterlesen...

Ornaments make a grand entrance
07/02/2017

Ornaments make a grand entrance

Textiles are experiencing a comeback: whether furnishing fabrics, piles of cushions or curtains – the trend towards more materiality within our own four walls continues in 2017. We look back at Heimtextil and highlight those novelties which are particularly stylistic for the upcoming season. Palms, plants, jungle…it’s impossible to imagine interior design without all things [...] Weiterlesen...

"Young Creations Award: Upcycling” goes to...
11/01/2017

"Young Creations Award: Upcycling” goes to...

With the “Young Creations Award: Upcycling”, this is the fifth time that Heimtextil has awarded a prize to young designers that is dedicated to the issue of sustainability. The prize, which is endowed with a total of 7000 euros, is a Europe-wide competition. Heimtextil honoured the winners, who included young designers from Germany, Hungary, Estonia [...] Weiterlesen...

Long live photographic wallpaper

Komar is fifty years of age

Do you still remember? Romantic sunsets by the sea; palm trees and a beach; or a view of a picturesquely coloured forest in autumn? And all in large-scale format, covering a whole wall of the living room in your parents’ or grandparents’ 1970s home. That was the decade when photographic wallpaper enjoyed its heyday. One ... Read more...

Architecture: …

… why have shapes and colours any more?

Augmented reality is on the march and theoretically capable of making the whole of reality as we perceive it appear exactly the way we want it. Today it is mobile telephones which change the reality which we see on the screen, which add something to it. Tomorrow we shall be wearing glasses which will make ... Read more...

Will my living room …

… become a digital zombie trap?

Technologies such as augmented reality will not only make virtual objects appear in the real world; they will give us quite different possibilities of playing with reality. Anyone who thought that its practical application was confined simply to apps such as those of IKEA, which place furniture virtually in rooms, has not understood where things ... Read more...

Do games designers …

… create more exciting architecture?

Young people are spending more and more time with video games and other virtual platforms. Is reality no longer exciting enough? Are the designers of our homes no longer on top of things? Without doubt, young people can find things in virtual worlds that they never would in real life. However, modern technology can also ... Read more...

To all architects: …

… four walls are just so yesterday!

The average person has learnt to pack all their dreams, all their wishes, yes, indeed, their entire life in the four walls they call home. But need that really be the case? Why can’t rooms or even whole houses be like the renowned ‘transformers’ toys? Why can’t the same amount of space simply offer more ... Read more...

New event format for interior design

Textile solutions for interior design, architecture and hotel furnishing convince above all in terms of their flexibility, functionality and sustainability. With the “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo”, there is now a new exhibition format dedicated to this issue. The Expo will take place in January for the first time within Heimtextil. Read more...