Category Trends

Sleep smarter, live healthier

Heimtextil presents the “Future of Sleep”

A balanced diet and sufficient exercise are naturally part of a healthy lifestyle. However, one of the most important building blocks for permanent physical and psychological well-being is constantly neglected: restful sleep. At the upcoming Heimtextil it will therefore be a particular focus: renownded exhibitors, courageous entrepreneurs and proven sleep experts guarantee a comprehensive insight ... 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...

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...

Brands are looking for meaningfulness

How can companies help to shape the future?

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. Read more...