Interview: Studio FranklinTill about "The Future Is Urban"
18/12/2017

Interview: Studio FranklinTill about "The Future Is Urban"

At the Heimtextil Theme Park, the 2018/2019 trends come to life: at the upcoming Heimtextil, the trend studio FranklinTill stages four macro trends and five lifestyle trends around the topic “The Future Is Urban”. Many outstanding designers have gathered around Kate Franklin and Caroline Till to work on unique installations. In the interview, the designer [...] Read more...

Interview with design studio FranklinTill: Recognizing and harnessing trends
09/12/2017

Interview with design studio FranklinTill: Recognizing and harnessing trends

Under the title “The future is urban”, the British design studio FranklinTill curate an inspirational area at the upcoming Heimtextil. How our world is influenced by the macrotrend of rising urbanization and what prognosis for future interior design can be drawn from it, explains the designer duo Kate Franklin and Caroline Till in an interview. [...] Read more...

World record for wallpapering
08/12/2017

World record for wallpapering

For 4 days and 4 nights, the wallpaper roller will ply its way across a surface of room height and 100 metres long. At its stand in Hall 5.1, the Association of the German Wallpaper Industry (Verband der Deutschen Tapetenindustrie e.V. – VDT) will seek to demonstrate, with its spectacular promotion, just how easy it [...] Read more...

New & Next: Art on Sofa
05/12/2017

New & Next: Art on Sofa

The usual shape of sofa cushions is round or rectangular. Until the moment, Isa Uttenweiler,  CEO of the company, Art on Sofa, came up with the idea to offer something else. Something that was not rectangular. Since that very moment the designer is creating cushions in a different shape. “With plates, this development took place [...] Read more...

New & Next: Bella Parizjeva
01/12/2017

New & Next: Bella Parizjeva

Nearly 40 designers are exhibiting their work at Heimtextil 2018 in Hall 4.2. We are presenting these new talents with the label “New & Next”. Promising and interesting designers, many of them really young, are coming to show their work at Heimtextil in Frankfurt. To get an idea how they work and how their styles [...] Read more...

Architecture: augmented reality is booming!
30/11/2017

Architecture: augmented reality is booming!

The hype about augmented reality (AR) continues unabated. Indeed, it is increasing and penetrating all segments. Recently, BMW announced a Snapchat campaign, in which customers can experience the new BMW X2 using VR before the car is launched. Apple is apparently working on an AR headset that will work without smartphone support. Ebay launched its [...] Read more...

Carpet by Heimtex
28/11/2017

Carpet by Heimtex

At the Heimtextil trade fair 2018 the HEIMTEX Association is highlighting the themes of modularity, acoustics and design as they relate to carpets. The premiere of the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo provides the perfect backdrop: in Hall 4.2 exterior and interior architects, hoteliers and interior designers will find products and information on offer with well-known names exhibiting, [...] Read more...

Nerodiseppia Creative Studio: Everything is inspiration
21/11/2017

Nerodiseppia Creative Studio: Everything is inspiration

Anna D’Andrea and Marta Cortese from Nerodiseppia Creative Studio found their creative home in an old storage house called „Docks Dora“ in Turin, Italy. It is a huge ground where people stored food and other materials in the 1920s. „A great place to get inspired“, says Anna, and „sometimes it gets very cold in winter, [...] Read more...

Upcycling for four-legged friends
20/10/2017

Upcycling for four-legged friends

The special display at Heimtextil 2018 entitled ‘All about pets’ is an area offering textiles for our four-legged friends. From designer dog beds and stylish, sensible toys to eating bowls fashioned from natural stone – there are all sorts and kinds of attractive and, above all, practical things on offer. Studio am Meer are exhibiting [...] Read more...

Trend Forum 2018

The future is urban

Let’s take it to the next level. If we had to change our living habits due to lack of space, what could we absolutely not do without? What would be your personal nomination? Or to turn the question around: What could I easily do without so as not to take up so much space? The ... Read more...

MHZ: new roller blind system

Wonderful windows

The long-established company MHZ from Leinfelden-Echterdingen is presenting a clearly structured, modular roller blind system that covers all common assembly and drive variations with its R_03 range. The carrier models can be installed with direct assembly, attachment rails or alcove brackets and can be operated with a chain, soft, with a 24 or 230 V ... Read more...

Campus 2018

Introducing international design colleges

It is now the 12th time that the special Campus show has been here to present emerging design from up-and-coming European creatives. In a collaboration with Mitwill Textiles Europe Sarl from Sausheim in France, a special exhibit has been set up hall 4.2 with leading European design colleges. Students and graduates are on hand to ... Read more...

Julia Schumacher textile design

Whittling down the vast array of options

Her design vocabulary is diverse, as is her technical approach. At the same time, however, Julia Schumacher manages to whittle down her initial designs to produce one harmonious work. Photography, painting, watercolours, drawing, lino printing, crayon – the designer likes to start the design process by experimenting freely, taking several months to find a tone ... Read more...

Moosburger Rosshaar Manufaktur

Five generations of tradition

Strong, durable and flexible: horsehair has been used in Europe for over 500 years. It is used to stuff mattresses, pillows and mattress pads for a wide range of uses. The family-run business Moosburger Rosshaarmanufaktur from Hörbranz on Lake Constance is one of only four companies in the world that are preserving and developing this ... Read more...

Organoid, Tyrol: Wallpaper made from alpine meadow hay

Nature is the best designer.

Do you love the smell of freshly cut alpine meadows in the late summer? Just imagine if your wallpaper created this fragrance in your living room because it was made of this very hay. You don’t even need to put on your walking boots: The company Organoid Technologies from Tyrol is already producing this and ... Read more...

Rahmig & Partner: Embroidery

Conventional craft with a modern feel

‘How have you managed to do it again?’ When industry colleagues ask this question, the company has obviously got it right. At any rate, this is the view of Edouard Ananijev, Managing Director of Rahmig & Partner, which is based in Ellefeld in the German Vogtland region. The company has been embroidering all kinds of ... Read more...