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...

A look into the living spaces and lifestyles of the future
17/09/2018

A look into the living spaces and lifestyles of the future

This year, five trend themes reflect a number of different microcosms – utopian scenarios displaying the living spaces of tomorrow. The digital revolution, a minimalist sense of order, modern nomadic lifestyles, light-hearted interaction and traditionally hand-crafted luxury items: colour codes and material qualities surprise us in their refinement, in the smart interplay of light and [...] Read more...

Trend prognoses are more than Instagram mood boards
11/09/2018

Trend prognoses are more than Instagram mood boards

At the coming Heimtextil, the new Trend Space will provide an overview of the trends for 2019/2020, presented by London’s Franklin Till futures research agency. In our interview, Caroline Till explains how useable, valid trend prognoses come about and why knowledge of this is so important for the development of future-oriented products. How do you [...] Read more...

‚Toward Utopia’
05/09/2018

‚Toward Utopia’

It’s here: the new trend book with all the important information, backgrounds, material and colour information on the trend theme “Toward Utopia”. From now on it can be ordered online here. Leading London studio FranklinTill was supported by Anne Marie Commandeur of Stijlinstituut Amsterdam and Anja Bisgaard Gaede of SPOTT Trends & Business. The result [...] Read more...

How does the Trend Book benefit the creative process?
29/08/2018

How does the Trend Book benefit the creative process?

Lameirinho is one of Europe’s leading home-textile manufacturers. The company’s high standards of quality are also reflected by the elegant designs of its bed and table linen. In our interview, marketing manager Tania Lima explains how the Lameirinho design team works with the prognoses of the Trend Book for product design and collection development. Ms [...] Read more...

Upholstery: It must be sustainable and functional
15/08/2018

Upholstery: It must be sustainable and functional

When the doors to Heimtextil open in January 2019, the professional audience expects the world’s largest and most international product range of upholstery and decorative fabrics as well as upholstery and artificial leather. More than 400 international manufacturers in the “upholstery” segment show not only fabrics and leather, but innovative solutions for a healthier and [...] Read more...

Striking image worlds
01/08/2018

Striking image worlds

Kathrin is a textile designer and Mark studied graphic design. Together they have created the striking ‘Walls by Patel’ digitally printed wallpaper collection, which was showcased by A.S.Création at Heimtextil. It offers stunning image worlds, in an almost unbelievable variety of colours and shapes, that are perfect for providing an expressive setting for rooms and [...] Read more...

Heimtextil 2019 is placing newcomers in the spotlight
25/07/2018

Heimtextil 2019 is placing newcomers in the spotlight

The doors of Heimtextil are wide open for young companies as well as prospective product and textile designers. With their products, drafts or final dissertations, they can present themselves to an international trade audience. But also learn and network: The lectures of the Talent Lab are aimed at young professionals in architecture and hotel industry, [...] Read more...

Heimtextil: New concept
12/04/2018

Heimtextil: New concept

Something to look forward to: with the new concept for 2019, Heimtextil will be distinguished by more exhibition space and an even bigger range of products for exhibitors and visitors. Thanks to a new hall structure – including the new Hall 12 but without Hall 6, which is currently being rebuilt – exhibitors will benefit [...] Read more...

Play is the exception for adults. But why, actually?

Pursue Play – Play as a principle for life

In an age of uncertainty, political instability and environmental problems, play is just the thing to satisfy the need for optimism, escapism and creativity. Play helps us to find meaning in the midst of chaos. Designers focus on uninhibited, tactile interactions and experiments. Bold and daring designs for both products and interior spaces are rendered ... Read more...

Furoshiki – perspectives in cloth

An installation inspired by Japanese tradition at Heimtextil

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...

A look into the living spaces and lifestyles of the future

Design trends 2019/2020

This year, five trend themes reflect a number of different microcosms – utopian scenarios displaying the living spaces of tomorrow. The digital revolution, a minimalist sense of order, modern nomadic lifestyles, light-hearted interaction and traditionally hand-crafted luxury items: colour codes and material qualities surprise us in their refinement, in the smart interplay of light and ... Read more...

Trend prognoses are more than Instagram mood boards

Interview with futures research agency FranklinTill

At the coming Heimtextil, the new Trend Space will provide an overview of the trends for 2019/2020, presented by London’s Franklin Till futures research agency. In our interview, Caroline Till explains how useable, valid trend prognoses come about and why knowledge of this is so important for the development of future-oriented products. Sandra Kress Read more...

‚Toward Utopia’

Heimtextil presents the design trends for 2019/2010

It’s here: the new trend book with all the important information, backgrounds, material and colour information on the trend theme “Toward Utopia”. From now on it can be ordered online here. Leading London studio FranklinTill was supported by Anne Marie Commandeur of Stijlinstituut Amsterdam and Anja Bisgaard Gaede of SPOTT Trends & Business. The result ... Read more...

How does the Trend Book benefit the creative process?

An insight into product design at Portugal’s Lameirinho

Lameirinho is one of Europe’s leading home-textile manufacturers. The company’s high standards of quality are also reflected by the elegant designs of its bed and table linen. In our interview, marketing manager Tania Lima explains how the Lameirinho design team works with the prognoses of the Trend Book for product design and collection development. Sandra ... Read more...

Upholstery: It must be sustainable and functional

Trend towards ‘healthy’ textiles continues

When the doors to Heimtextil open in January 2019, the professional audience expects the world’s largest and most international product range of upholstery and decorative fabrics as well as upholstery and artificial leather. More than 400 international manufacturers in the “upholstery” segment show not only fabrics and leather, but innovative solutions for a healthier and ... Read more...