Minimalist, intelligent living and the future of sleep
13/11/2018

Minimalist, intelligent living and the future of sleep

Be aware of and live the moment. Reduced to essentials. Relaxation for the eye equals relaxation for the spirit. Design shall, in future, serve not only to create things but also to communicate the spirit of the age and guarantee a smarter lifestyle; it should also contribute to a slowing of the pace of life. [...] Read more...

Colour, design and detail
08/11/2018

Colour, design and detail

Tela’s Design is a design studio specializing in home textile design and based in Portugal. For the last 21 years, they have been offering a wide range of services and products to clients from all over the world. We talked to Design Director and CEO Carlos Oliveira about how Tela’s Design meets the needs of [...] 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...

Brands are looking for meaningfulness
17/10/2018

Brands are looking for meaningfulness

Consumers are becoming more and more critical when it comes to a brand’s attitude towards political and social issues. They demand credibility and engagement from the big players: environmentally friendly and fair production conditions, sustainable management, and problem-solving approaches toward global problems, such as plastic waste and waste of resources. Companies who operate internationally are [...] Read more...

Swiss textile tradition at Heimtextil
12/10/2018

Swiss textile tradition at Heimtextil

Switzerland’s textile tradition goes back to the 14th century, when handcrafted silk  production was started in the canton of Zürich. Later on, handmade Appenzell embroidery and the bobbin lace-making industry in the canton of Neuenburg (Neuchâtel) made a name for themselves beyond the country’s borders. These days, even though the actual production of the textiles [...] Read more...

Furoshiki – perspectives in cloth
21/09/2018

Furoshiki – perspectives in cloth

Heimtextil presents a complete spectrum of production and processing methods, as well as areas of application for textiles. In many cases, the starting point for all these segments is a piece of cloth – and this is the subject of an extraordinary installation by the ushitamborriello design studio. The design concept places cloth in the [...] Read more...

The Stoffkontor Schaumburg fabric warehouse

A treasure trove for creatives and textile lovers

The Stoffkontor Schaumburg fabric warehouse in Stadthagen is a treasure trove for creatives and all those who work with textiles professionally as well as privately. The business, based in a former upholstery factory, is run by Ute Bernhardt and Wolfgang Schlüter, who have put their special idea into practice here. The couple – she’s a ... Read more...

Minimalist, intelligent living and the future of sleep

Or the art of simplicity

Be aware of and live the moment. Reduced to essentials. Relaxation for the eye equals relaxation for the spirit. Design shall, in future, serve not only to create things but also to communicate the spirit of the age and guarantee a smarter lifestyle; it should also contribute to a slowing of the pace of life. ... Read more...

Colour, design and detail

Interview with Tela’s Design from Portugal

Tela’s Design is a design studio specializing in home textile design and based in Portugal. For the last 21 years, they have been offering a wide range of services and products to clients from all over the world. We talked to Design Director and CEO Carlos Oliveira about how Tela’s Design meets the needs of ... Read more...

Technology gets tactile

Digital experience and smart objects are the future

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

Look forward meeting exhibitor Lexington at Heimtextil

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

Lego founds a course on “Play”

“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

Trend: transformative travel and new experiences of nature

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...