Trend Council has started work
04/04/2019

Trend Council has started work

Launch of preparations for Heimtextil 2020: A high-calibre committee met in Frankfurt am Main on 20 and 21 March 2019 to bring together the relevant trends from architecture, interior design, fashion and art and discuss their impact on home and contract textiles. The trend presentation at Heimtextil and the associated Trend Book with the style [...] Read more...

Sleeping: Ecology and Innovation
07/03/2019

Sleeping: Ecology and Innovation

Particular attention was paid by Heimtextil 2019 to sleep as a new lifestyle theme. The various solutions for improving nightly regeneration ranged from hotel beds that can be individually adjusted to suit the guest and smart sleep sensor mats to technical materials from space travel. Ecological and sustainable solutions convinced and were clearly represented. According [...] Read more...

Bye bye floral design
22/02/2019

Bye bye floral design

At Heimtextil 2019, suppliers such as A.S. Création, ATT Rotex, Rasch, Grandeco, Architects Paper and Galerie Limited inspired people to seek out new walls. In the “Window & Interior Decoration” area, visitors discovered various style worlds from exclusive-straightforward to pastel-dreamy in impressive presentations. In the case of motifs, graphic and geometric patterns in particular are [...] Read more...

En vogue: structure and graphic patterns
01/02/2019

En vogue: structure and graphic patterns

Trend signals from Heimtextil 2019 With innovations of 3025 exhibitors from 65 countries, Heimtextil confirmed its position as a trend barometer at the start of the season in January. Haptic structures and graphic patterns are the must-haves of the coming year for all segments, from carpets, wall and window decoration to furniture and decorative fabrics [...] Read more...

Style Library provides a home for eight British label
11/01/2019

Style Library provides a home for eight British label

“All brands have their own design DNA and individual signatures,” explains Alison Keane, PR-Manager of Style Library. The company provides a home for eight well-known design brands and thus offers the market not only an enormous creative range, but also logistical and economic benefits. With the choice of the individual design studios, Creative Director Claire [...] Read more...

Increasing demand for design and innovation
19/12/2018

Increasing demand for design and innovation

Suppliers of the latest aesthetic and functional solutions in contract textile furnishing will be showcasing their products for the second time in the Interior.Architecture.Hospitality Expo at Heimtextil. One of the exhibitors is Serge Ferrari, with a large range of fabrics for interior design. We talk to Isabelle Vidal, Vice President, Business Group Marine & Furniture, [...] Read more...

Sleep smarter, live healthier
19/11/2018

Sleep smarter, live healthier

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...

Play – the future of design
30/10/2018

Play – the future of design

“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
24/10/2018

Back to nature – far away from our digital lives

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...

d-c-fix: self-adhesive films are back

Simple transformation for any surface

Are the doors on the kitchen units getting on a bit? Does the chest of drawers in the entrance hall need a new look? In future, there is now no need to buy new furniture; almost any and every surface can be easily rejuvenated with the designer self-adhesive films from d-c-fix. There are a host ... Read more...

Welter’s individual, unique wall-coverings

Unusual materials set the tone for the room

Ulrich Welter sees rooms as stage sets for life and loves experimenting with colours, surface textures and materials. For the last 30 years, Welter has been developing products for decorating rooms in unusual ways. Using the wall-coverings manufactured in his own workshop, Welter enables rooms to make a statement. To do this, he takes the ... Read more...

The Rug Republic: rugs, pouffes and cushions

A success story from India

“I left India to come to Germany for the first time in 1992, with five rugs in my bag, for an exhibition stand of six square metres,” recounts Aditya Gupta, founder of The Rug Republic. And you get a sense that a lot has happened between then and now; this Indian company, which supplies rugs, ... Read more...

Style Library provides a home for eight British label

Creative abundance for design-hungry interior furnishings experts

“All brands have their own design DNA and individual signatures,” explains Alison Keane, PR-Manager of Style Library. The company provides a home for eight well-known design brands and thus offers the market not only an enormous creative range, but also logistical and economic benefits. With the choice of the individual design studios, Creative Director Claire ... Read more...

Naturally coloured denim from Halo Creative Design

Upcycling of an exemplary nature

“Images of the plastic bottles in the world’s oceans have increased our desire for sustainably produced textiles and inspired us to go down this path,” says Lincoln Chan, Managing Director at Halo Creative Design. The British company, with headquarters in China, originally manufactured wooden and upholstered furniture; this year, they are introducing their new denims ... Read more...

Erfal has its eye on pleats

Sustainable variety for sunblinds

This family company from Falkenstein in the Vogtland region is getting things moving round our windows. A well-established traditional company, they are putting the spotlight on classic pleats at Heimtextil and offer over 330 different materials. As well as this trend, company philosophy at Erfal is also big on sustainability. They use sustainable woven sunblind ... Read more...

Patternsfrom Agency Finland

Creativity and business savvy times two

Jenni Moberg and Kristiina Tergujeff look like sisters. But they aren’t. The two Finns have, however, known each other since childhood and, over the last seven years, they have developed this friendship into a very clever business model. At their Patternsfrom Agency, the two women represent selected Finnish textile designers in the marketing process. They ... Read more...