Category Trends

“Grasping” things to understand the world

Longing for texture, haptic experience and transformation

Touching, feeling, sensing is a human need. Brain researchers have been emphasising for years how important it is to “grasp” things in the proper meaning of the word if we are to understand the world. In this digital age, particularly in the home, a longing for tactile experience is growing. A good deal has been ... Read more...

Generation Y believes in the power of the individual

Fast-moving gives place to long-lasting

Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are not often credited with really flattering characteristics: smartphone-fixated, uninterested in politics, and lazy. A study published by Morgan Stanley in 2017 shows that millennials are the more aware consumers. Thus they buy products by sustainable brands twice as often as the average population. Read more...

High-tech meets slow-craft

The revival of centuries-old handicrafts

“We have so much high-tech in our lives that our need for textures and haptic experience is growing”, says trend researcher Li Edelkoort. She advises her students to go to a museum rather than to fashion shows. To create pioneering fashion or design, you must know which materials have been worked on and when, and ... Read more...

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...