Trends from Heimtextil
Lindsey Hughes -- Casual Living, March 18, 2011
FRANKFURT, GERMANY - Heimtextil has evolved over the years into more of a one-stop-shop for conferring with off-shore sourcing players. But the annual event does offer multiple trend and design perspectives.
New York is the inspiration for a panel print from Ets Henri Robert (Belgium).
A classic urban graphic featuring San Francisco. By Floral Gardinen (Germany).
Unseen Products (Netherlands) showed hand-felted floor pillows inspired by nature.
Proflax’s (Germany) graphic pillows look three-dimensional but are actually vivid prints.
Letters and/or words used as graphic treatments were another new trend, seen here in a pillow by Garotex (Germany).
Fujitaka (Japan) introduced the Hama towel with flower design.
Pad Home Designs (Germany) showed a collection of pillows with muted tones and a variety of textures.
Caldiera (UK & China) demonstrated the emerging trend of employing classic city photos with its London bus pillow.
Coelima’s (Portugal) urban watercolor bed is a reactive print on sateen.
Kokon Mobiliar’s (Germany) Multi-Dot pillow layered pieced fabrics fixed with a variety of stitching techniques.