Category Products & Markets

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...

Striking image worlds

Designer duo, Kathrin and Mark Patel

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...

They are everywhere: pineapples, birds and leaves

on table linen, in bed and bath

The exhibitors in the table, bed and bath sectors presented fresh compositions with nature motifs at Heimtextil 2018: blossoms, leaves, birds and butterflies dominate the prints – pineapples, flamingos and pelican should not be missed. In between these, rainbow-coloured fish splash about and create a holiday feeling. Read more...

Kobe: decorative fabrics for a relaxed home

Interior design from the Netherlands

“Our homes are safe havens where we can pause, relax and recuperate. Everyday life is becoming more and more hectic and overloaded”, says Wendy Fietelaars, Art Director of Kobe from the Netherlands. Read more...

Photorealistic motifs on carpet and wall

One of many Heimtextil trends

Digital technology makes it possible: photorealistic motifs beautify wallpaper and now even carpets. Although this trend has existed on the wall for several years, it was unabated at Heimtextil 2018. Manufacturers like A.S. Creation take the change of scenery literally and take viewers to dream locations or bring wild animals directly into the living room. Read more...

Designomania: home textiles by young Polish artists

Extrovert motifs ranging from fantasy to punk

“Our aim is to create atmosphere. That’s the whole idea of Designomania.” The Krakow label from Agnieszka Mikos and Marek Przywalny offers an extrovert mix, which includes anything from fantasy motifs to punk images. Read more...