Spend the night in the most unusual of places
07/12/2018

Spend the night in the most unusual of places

“The night, the place and you” is the slogan of Sleeperoo, an unusual worldwide innovation for the hotel industry, which has already caused excitement on the entrepreneurs’ show ‘The Lion’s Den – Die Höhle der Löwen‘. The sleep capsule or ‘Sleep Cube’ makes it possible to experience a night in the most exotic of places. The [...] Read more...

Fresh designs from the north
03/12/2018

Fresh designs from the north

What would a home furnished in Scandinavian style be without the typical designs on cushions, wallpapers and curtains? Organic shapes, plants, animals, childlike motifs and strong geometric patterns are typically ‘Nordic’. At Heimtextil, young design studios will show that Scandinavian design has not stood still, but is constantly being developed and adapted to our modern [...] Read more...

Generation Y believes in the power of the individual
30/11/2018

Generation Y believes in the power of the individual

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. In the same year the [...] Read more...

Angelika Gontschar: delicate materials with embroidery
27/11/2018

Angelika Gontschar: delicate materials with embroidery

“I always wanted to work with fabrics and design”, says Angelika Gontschar. In 2005 the qualified dressmaker trained as a Feng Shui consultant, taking her diploma in Malaysia at the Yap Cheng Hai Academy. Then for many years she successfully developed and realised concepts of interior design – not least in her own guesthouse in [...] Read more...

High-tech meets slow-craft
21/11/2018

High-tech meets slow-craft

“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
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...

Minimalist, intelligent living and the future of sleep
13/11/2018

Minimalist, intelligent living and the future of sleep

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
08/11/2018

Colour, design and detail

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
06/11/2018

Technology gets tactile

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...

Scandinavian design meets New England style
02/11/2018

Scandinavian design meets New England style

Lexington is a premium lifestyle brand developed in Sweden, combining Scandinavian design traditions with the classic New England style. All products are fully developed in the company with a strong focus on sustainable manufacturing. In January 2019, Lexington will exhibit at Heimtextil showing their soft, luxury cashmere flannel from the current fall collection: a mix [...] 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...

The Stoffkontor Schaumburg fabric warehouse

A treasure trove for creatives and textile lovers

The Stoffkontor Schaumburg fabric warehouse in Stadthagen is a treasure trove for creatives and all those who work with textiles professionally as well as privately. The business, based in a former upholstery factory, is run by Ute Bernhardt and Wolfgang Schlüter, who have put their special idea into practice here. The couple – she’s a ... 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...

Scandinavian design meets New England style

Look forward meeting exhibitor Lexington at Heimtextil

Lexington is a premium lifestyle brand developed in Sweden, combining Scandinavian design traditions with the classic New England style. All products are fully developed in the company with a strong focus on sustainable manufacturing. In January 2019, Lexington will exhibit at Heimtextil showing their soft, luxury cashmere flannel from the current fall collection: a mix ... Read more...