Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Heimtextil kicks off new season with exciting furnishings
Heimtextil kicks off new season with exciting furnishings
05
Feb '13
Heimtextil kicked off the new furnishing season with an exciting range of new products, as from 9 to 12 January 2013, 2,658 exhibitors from all over the globe showed the colours, patterns, shapes, materials and techniques that will be in demand in the months to come. Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt: “Heimtextil has once again excelled as the world's largest showcase for design innovations. It even created a stir with its wealth of technical innovations.”

Tone-in-tone décors are particularly popular, especially in restrained colours such as light grey, stone grey, anthracite, clay, and honey and gold. As a rule, the more elegant the fabric, the more restrained the impression. Red is also used for higher quality fabrics, although generally in warmer shades rather than bold tones. Sparkle and shine are somewhat out of favour, whereas there is demand for fabrics with a fine shimmer.

A plethora of patterns: striking designs for every style of furnishing

Many patterns have retro inspirations – such as baroque ornaments that have been gently modernised, large roses from the 1930s, art décor adaptations and classic floral vines on a light background. In the field of graphic décors there are all manner of stripes, mosaic-like designs, designs with op art inspirations, and in particular structured décors – ranging from finely ridged and irregular reliefs and honeycomb piqués to large 'crushed' surfaces. The monochrome fabrics on display at this year's Heimtextil liven up interiors without overshadowing their surroundings.

Attractively upholstered sofas and armchairs

The upholstery fabrics featured at the trade fair derive a great deal of their charm from their structures: some are ridged and some boast raised rhomboid, checked, circular or floral décors, allowing them to impress with designs that lend character even to monochrome fabrics. The designs are more daring, offer more vibrant colour combinations than before and unite matt and shine effects. Synthetic leather fabrics for use as upholstery and wall decorations are enjoying a boom. They are available in smooth monochrome versions, as realistic imitation leather and embossed with modern patterns.

Walls are in the spotlight

Just a few short years ago, wallpaper was considered to be old-fashioned, yet it is now enjoying a major revival, as consumers have realised that wallpaper allows them to change the atmosphere of a room and influence its mood with relatively little effort. The endless variety on offer was made clear at Heimtextil. Many impress thanks to their large, repeating patterns, covering the wall with luxuriant flowers, dynamic wave décors and an expanse of baroque and art décor ornaments. Designs are given greater plasticity through textured surfaces, or through printed patterns suggestive of a three-dimensional effect.


Must ReadView All

Israeli minister announces tax cuts on consumer goods

Apparel/Garments | On 14th Dec 2017

Israeli minister announces tax cuts on consumer goods

The Israeli Government will slash taxes by $227 million, finance...

Courtesy: Kelvin Techstyles

Apparel/Garments | On 14th Dec 2017

Kelvin Techstyles fuses style and function in city apparel

Fusing style and function in outdoor clothing, Roseville,...

India’s WPI inflation for textiles up 0.3% in Nov 2017

Textiles | On 14th Dec 2017

India’s WPI inflation for textiles up 0.3% in Nov 2017

India’s annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale price...

Interviews View All

Amardeep Singh
Orient Craft

'In export markets, the trend in terms of embroidery, is towards matte...

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.6%
No
12.0%
Skip
18.5%

Total Votes: 92

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.0%
No
30.4%
Skip
7.6%

Total Votes: 92

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.0%
No
9.8%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 92

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.5%
No
8.7%
Skip
9.8%

Total Votes: 92


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search