Posts tagged ‘Heimtext’

January 21, 2011

The ‘Green Exhibition’ points the way to a better future

The future is green, as could be seen from the ‘Green Exhibition’ at this year’s Heimtextil.

“Called ‘Welcome to Utopia’ by designers Anne Marie Commandeur and Arie Vervelde of Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, the ‘Green Exhibition’ comprised a landscape with white windmill fields, clouds of over-sized balloons and heavenly staircases made of light wood.

It was striking that the exhibition refrained from raising a warning finger but rather seemed to say we still have time to change things and will be given a second chance if we re-focus on essentials.

In the case of the ‘Green Exhibition’, however, it was not only the sustainable, natural-coloured textiles to be seen hanging from stands, draped over tables and scattered around Bedouin tents that attracted attention.

Considerable interest was also shown in the information on the walls, e.g., details about the Heimtextil Green Directory, a list of eco-labels and certificates, such as ‘The Blue Angel’ and the ‘FSC Forest Stewardship Council’, which help consumers not only to find sustainable home and household textiles, but also prompt them to rethink their buying habits in general and as a whole.”



via The ‘Green Exhibition’ points the way to a better future.

October 13, 2009

Heimtextil Trends 2010/11

Heimtextil Trends 2010/11What does the new trend for the 2010/11 season look like?Which colours, which fabrics, which processings are of particular relevance?Take a first look at the four trend topics:Futurustic Temptation Hypernature Intuition

February 28, 2009

Heimtext trends 2009/2010

heimtextil trends 2009/2010  click to screenshot below to view on YouTube – Trendease DesignVision Episode 4: Heimtextil Trends 2009/2010 (from


“the most recent heimtextil was held in frankfurt from january 14-17, highlighting future european trends in home textiles for 2009/2010, featured the tag line expect the unexpected. the six ethereal, fantasy-driven trend themes presented were: illusionist, time traveller, fortune teller, alchemist, witchcraftand enchanted.

Jennifer Castoldi of trendease reports on the fabulously surreal trend feature forum at the show… “