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...

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...

Sidelined

Are architects losing influence?

The democratisation of design is in full swing. Using augmented reality consumers can superimpose different layers of reality; with virtual reality, they can even create whole new realities. Architects are under threat of losing influence. Are they now being sidelined by consumers? Read more...

Architecture & furnishings sector turned upside down

new forms of reality enable everyone to aspire to design sovereignty

New technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality present major new challenges for architects, interior architects and fine-furnishings ex-perts. If colours, surface texture and virtual furnishing elements are, in future, able to be changed at any time, then this means the end of the sovereignty over design, on which our sector places so much ... Read more...

What is virtual reality…

…and which areas of application are there?

This year, the FINEST INTERIOR AWARD is concerned with the challenging tension between different realities. So that we all have a basic understanding of the subject area, we shall examine in this article the definition of the term, the current situation and the future possibilities for virtual reality. Read more...

What is augmented reality…

…and what will be possible in the future?

This year the FINEST INTERIOR AWARD is concerned with the challenging tension between different realities. So that we all have a basic understanding of the subject area, we shall examine in this article the definition of the term, the current situation and the future possibilities for augmented reality. Read more...

What’s real?

FINEST INTERIOR AWARD asks the question of all questions

This year’s theme for the FINEST INTERIOR AWARD is the tension between different realities. Augmented reality and virtual reality pose new challenges for the architects’, interior designers’ and interior decorators’ industry, but they also create new opportunities. Read more...

observation car Shiki-Shima

Home textiles on the world’s most luxurious train

Shiki-Shima, Japan’s new luxury 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 ... Read more...

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...