Increasing demand for design and innovation
19/12/2018

Increasing demand for design and innovation

Suppliers of the latest aesthetic and functional solutions in contract textile furnishing will be showcasing their products for the second time in the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo at Heimtextil. One of the exhibitors is Serge Ferrari, with a large range of fabrics for interior design. We talk to Isabelle Vidal, Vice President, Business Group Marine & Furniture, [...] Read more...

Spend the night in the most unusual of places
07/12/2018

Spend the night in the most unusual of places

“The night, the place and you” is the slogan of Sleeperoo, an unusual worldwide innovation for the hotel industry, which has already caused excitement on the entrepreneurs’ show ‘The Lion’s Den – Die Höhle der Löwen‘. The sleep capsule or ‘Sleep Cube’ makes it possible to experience a night in the most exotic of places. The [...] Read more...

Generation Y believes in the power of the individual
30/11/2018

Generation Y believes in the power of the individual

Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are not often credited with really flattering characteristics: smartphone-fixated, uninterested in politics, and lazy. A study published by Morgan Stanley in 2017 shows that millennials are the more aware consumers. Thus they buy products by sustainable brands twice as often as the average population. In the same year the [...] Read more...

High-tech meets slow-craft
21/11/2018

High-tech meets slow-craft

“We have so much high-tech in our lives that our need for textures and haptic experience is growing”, says trend researcher Li Edelkoort. She advises her students to go to a museum rather than to fashion shows. To create pioneering fashion or design, you must know which materials have been worked on and when, and [...] Read more...

Sleep smarter, live healthier
19/11/2018

Sleep smarter, live healthier

A balanced diet and sufficient exercise are naturally part of a healthy lifestyle. However, one of the most important building blocks for permanent physical and psychological well-being is constantly neglected: restful sleep. At the upcoming Heimtextil it will therefore be a particular focus: renownded exhibitors, courageous entrepreneurs and proven sleep experts guarantee a comprehensive insight [...] Read more...

Technology gets tactile
06/11/2018

Technology gets tactile

The solutions at the interface between humans and computers will soon be found in our living environments, too – smart objects are the future. Even now refrigerators can speak, lamps light up at the movement of a hand, or blinds roll down when ordered. But that is just the beginning: future lifestyles will feature thrilling [...] Read more...

Scandinavian design meets New England style
02/11/2018

Scandinavian design meets New England style

Lexington is a premium lifestyle brand developed in Sweden, combining Scandinavian design traditions with the classic New England style. All products are fully developed in the company with a strong focus on sustainable manufacturing. In January 2019, Lexington will exhibit at Heimtextil showing their soft, luxury cashmere flannel from the current fall collection: a mix [...] Read more...

Play – the future of design
30/10/2018

Play – the future of design

“The creation of something new is attained not through the intellect but by the play drive”, said analytical psychologist Carl Jung (1974-1961). According to the OECD Forum, over the next few years creativity and innovation will be the drivers of the economy, transform whole industries and promote integrative growth. Lego, the Danish foundation, is particularly [...] Read more...

Back to nature – far away from our digital lives
24/10/2018

Back to nature – far away from our digital lives

Many people suffer from a lack of contact with nature in their regimented, digitally controlled everyday lives. They make efforts to combat the negative effects of a comfortable lifestyle, seek inspiration deep within and are keen to acquire new experiences. In practical terms, this means pushing the boundaries, physically and/or mentally – and this is [...] Read more...

40 editors under one roof
19/10/2018

40 editors under one roof

For the first time, Heimtextil will bring together all participating textiles editeurs in one hall: They will be grouped around the “Editor’s Café” in hall 8.0, forming a central meeting point for furnishers and interior decorators in the Window & Interior Decoration segment’. Here, they will be in close proximity to suppliers of curtains, carpets, [...] Read more...

d-c-fix: self-adhesive films are back

Simple transformation for any surface

Are the doors on the kitchen units getting on a bit? Does the chest of drawers in the entrance hall need a new look? In future, there is now no need to buy new furniture; almost any and every surface can be easily rejuvenated with the designer self-adhesive films from d-c-fix. There are a host ... Read more...

Welter’s individual, unique wall-coverings

Unusual materials set the tone for the room

Ulrich Welter sees rooms as stage sets for life and loves experimenting with colours, surface textures and materials. For the last 30 years, Welter has been developing products for decorating rooms in unusual ways. Using the wall-coverings manufactured in his own workshop, Welter enables rooms to make a statement. To do this, he takes the ... Read more...

The Rug Republic: rugs, pouffes and cushions

A success story from India

“I left India to come to Germany for the first time in 1992, with five rugs in my bag, for an exhibition stand of six square metres,” recounts Aditya Gupta, founder of The Rug Republic. And you get a sense that a lot has happened between then and now; this Indian company, which supplies rugs, ... Read more...

Style Library provides a home for eight British label

Creative abundance for design-hungry interior furnishings experts

“All brands have their own design DNA and individual signatures,” explains Alison Keane, PR-Manager of Style Library. The company provides a home for eight well-known design brands and thus offers the market not only an enormous creative range, but also logistical and economic benefits. With the choice of the individual design studios, Creative Director Claire ... Read more...

Naturally coloured denim from Halo Creative Design

Upcycling of an exemplary nature

“Images of the plastic bottles in the world’s oceans have increased our desire for sustainably produced textiles and inspired us to go down this path,” says Lincoln Chan, Managing Director at Halo Creative Design. The British company, with headquarters in China, originally manufactured wooden and upholstered furniture; this year, they are introducing their new denims ... Read more...

Erfal has its eye on pleats

Sustainable variety for sunblinds

This family company from Falkenstein in the Vogtland region is getting things moving round our windows. A well-established traditional company, they are putting the spotlight on classic pleats at Heimtextil and offer over 330 different materials. As well as this trend, company philosophy at Erfal is also big on sustainability. They use sustainable woven sunblind ... Read more...

Patternsfrom Agency Finland

Creativity and business savvy times two

Jenni Moberg and Kristiina Tergujeff look like sisters. But they aren’t. The two Finns have, however, known each other since childhood and, over the last seven years, they have developed this friendship into a very clever business model. At their Patternsfrom Agency, the two women represent selected Finnish textile designers in the marketing process. They ... Read more...