Designers have trend developments in their sights

Carlin International takes on responsibility for realising Heimtextil trends

Even though it is still ten months before the next trade fair, the Heimtextil Trends team 2017/2018 has already met. Across two days, creatives from France, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany and the USA discussed current trends in the fields of textiles, art, fashion and architecture.

During the meeting in Frankfurt, all the design studios represented at the meeting presented their own trend predictions; these were then discussed and developed further. The designers present incorporated a variety of materials and textures, colours and patterns from all over the world into the mix. At the end of the process, a mutual, globally applicable trend prognosis for the coming 18 months was established and will be realised in the form of the Heimtextil Trendbook and “Theme Park”. The preparation of the book and realisation of the “Theme Park” is always the responsibility of one of the agencies taking part in the Trendtable and a different agency takes on the role every year. For Heimtextil 2017, the responsibility lies with the French trend studio Carlin International under the leadership of Exalis GmbH.

Heimtextil Trendtable 2017/18

Heimtextil Trendtable 2017/18

New trend theme: “Exploration”
“Exploration” is the overarching trend theme that defines this year’s Trendtable for 2017/2018. ‘The age of discovery is not yet over’, said Italian climber Simone Moro in 2016 after he conquered the mountain Nanga Parbat in Pakistan in an exceptional feat of strength. His successful climb led him to encourage people to be brave enough to continue making discoveries in all areas of life and research. Driven by the vision of reinvigorating our scientific curiosity and spirit of discovery, Trendtable has selected a variety of innovative materials, textures and new patterns for the international trade fair Heimtextil that will supply designers with innovative strength and new creative inspiration.

Preview: trend presentation in September
The results of the Trendtable and Heimtextil Trendbook 2017/18 will be presented to the public in advance of the trade fair as part of the Theme Park Preview on 6 September 2016 in Frankfurt am Main. Exhibitors at Heimtextil will be sent the Trendbook in advance to assist in their product design and collections.

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