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...

Thorough refurbishment of Queen Mary 2
21/12/2016

Thorough refurbishment of Queen Mary 2

There are many cruise ships, but the Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard Line, is in a league of her own. The vessel, launched by Queen Elizabeth, is one of the most famous of the present day, and since 2008 has been the last liner to make scheduled Atlantic voyages. Now, following the [...] Weiterlesen...

Première of the "Digital Textile Micro Factory"
01/12/2016

Première of the "Digital Textile Micro Factory"

At the upcoming Heimtextil, Messe Frankfurt will present the “Digital Textile Micro Factory” in the “digital print technology” segment for the first time in hall 6.0. As part of this presentation, which has been set up in collaboration with “Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung” and in partnership with renowned representatives from the industry, a [...] Weiterlesen...

Heimtextil "Theme Park" sparks the spirit of research
09/09/2016

Heimtextil "Theme Park" sparks the spirit of research

Heimtextil 2017 invites us on a journey into the unknown, full of curiosities and fascination. With “Explorations”, the “Theme Park” will provide exactly the right theme for Heimtextil from 10-13 January 2017. A first glimpse of the new furnishing trends for 2017/18 was presented by those responsible for organising the trade fair in a discussion [...] Weiterlesen...

A competence centre and a showroom, all in one

Pad Object Store in Berlin

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’. Read more...

HeiQ: Smart home textiles made in Switzerland

Outdoor apparel and home textiles: What do they have in common?

Originally developed for use in outdoor and sportswear, HeiQ’s technologies are perfectly applicable for home textiles as well. The Swiss company HeiQ has originally been focusing on the development and production of smart fibers for apparel. Read more...

Trade fairs connect industries worldwide

Interview Olaf Schmidt

Since the 1980s industries have been growing together worldwide as a result of globalisation and digitalisation. This development has not least affected the trade fair industry. Prime examples of the globalisation of trade fairs include the 50 events that Messe Frankfurt organizes for the textile industry including Heimtextil, Intertextile, Techtextil and Texprocess. We spoke to Olaf Schmidt, ... Read more...

Heimtextil begins preparations for 2018

International designers target trend developments

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. Read more...

Digital printing is becoming more flexible and more efficient

Part 9: Heimtextil’s novelties

In textile printing, one change in particular needs to be highlighted, and this is that digital printing has been brought into the mainstream: the industry has been won over and regards this change as a result of various factors, as confirmed at Heimtextil. Read more...

Carpets: flat weaves are on the rise

Part 8: Heimtextil’s novelties

Modular flooring is absolutely on trend. The principle has also been applied to a new carpet module system made from hand-woven sheep’s wool – presented at Heimtextil. Six element sizes and six weave patterns from rep to bouclé in coherent, modern colour worlds from anthracite and olive to pink and strawberry red can be combined ... Read more...

The renaissance of roller blinds

Part 7: Heimtextil’s novelties

In addition to the long-standing best-seller of pleated blinds, and the mega-seller of duette pleated blinds, another proven sun protection product was back in the spotlight at Heimtextil: the roller blind. Classic models bring dots and floral motifs, especially with a jungle look, to the window. Digital printing is also making inroads here – and ... Read more...