Category Products & Markets

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...

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...

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...

40 editors under one roof

Heimtextil is the meeting point for textile publishers

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...

Swiss textile tradition at Heimtextil

How centuries-old craftsmanship is presented today

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...

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. 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...