Trends<br />Heimtextil- Expect The Unexpected<br />Imm Cologne- Informed by Cologne<br />Maison et Objet- Inspirations #14 : Antidotes<br />Three shows – each with its own trend presentation<br />Each with different point of views; different markets<br />Each has a commonality running through<br />
Expect The Unexpected<br />Although the overall theme of the trends presented at the January 09 edition of Heimtextil was Expect the Unexpected, none of the individual trends really broke any new ground. <br />The trend hall did present a comprehensive, well-grounded look at the near future and, as one would expect for a textile show, there was a strong emphasis on innovative fabric constructions, fibers, techniques and finishes.<br />Here’s a quick look at each of the six main trends. <br />
Alchemist<br /><ul><li>Dissecting metal and mineral structures, alchemist recalculates the laws of nature.
Catching the light from every angle, facet curve for sharp shimmers and sheen
New dimensions in intriguing sculptured surreal surfaces</li></li></ul><li>Alchemist<br />A. RigorousGeometry-repetition of lines, cubist shapes create graphic pattern; layering; alternating matt and shiny<br />B. Armoured Chic- Metallics; brushed steel; patinated surfaces; skins, wools, tweeds, grey flannel<br />C. Sensual Structures- Strong lace and openwork for drama; laser cut technology; rhythmic ornamental patterns<br />
Masculine </li></li></ul><li>Illusionist<br />New technologies produce featherweight padding, layering and folding that create mass/volume without the weight/bulk. <br /> Volume comes from layer upon layer of breezy mille-feuilles; soft yet structured folds; sculptural padding.<br />
Illusionist<br />A. Sculptured Volume- soft contours and volume hide traditional frameworks; tactile second skins are inviting to touch and discover<br />B. Floating Featherweight- Transparency, textures in float yarns create ultra lightweight subtle screens to what lies behind<br />C. Folding Dimensions- Organic, knits, filmy layers and well as paper touch; crinkled, crushed, molded, folded add new dimension<br />
Illusionist Colors<br />Sensual powder tones<br />Milky whites and skin tones<br />Barely there mints or cool purples<br />Matte finishes<br /> Used in sheers, textures, open weaves<br />
Time Traveller<br /><ul><li>Open up a rare treasure chest where every second slipping by is cherished for the creation of a new cultural heritage.
From medieval mystique, a rejuvenated Art Nouveau and Art Deco to centuries-old classics, the stage is set for ornamental opulence, laced luxuries and sensuous graphics.</li></li></ul><li>Time Traveller<br />A.OrnamentalOpulence- Furs, feathers combined with rich nature inspired prints and wovens; Art Nouveau is rediscovered; rich sophisticated; heavy; vintage fabrics add drama<br />B. Deco Graphics- Art Deco inspired graphic patterns in silks/polys add sparkle to materials<br />C. Laced Luxuries- Feminine touches embodied in laces; embroideries, beading and sequins<br />
Time Traveller Colors<br />Rich, sumptuous jewel tones in emeralds, sapphire and magenta<br />Royal blue and gold add depth and luxury<br />Fabrics become sophisticated and striking when colored in this palette<br />
Witchcraft<br /><ul><li>Bewitched and bewildered by the mythic creatures of the forest, artisans copy real and imaginary fur, feathers, floral and fauna
Vintage skins and technology that allows fabrics and finishes to mimic nature are key looks
Loose, floating yarns add to the modern rustic mood. </li></li></ul><li>Witchcraft<br />A. Mimic Nature- special effects on surface in felts and flocking recreate nature in 3D; overprinting, skins, patterns, woods<br />B. Loose Threads- Float yarns and threads in handcrafted fabrics give hairy surfaces; rustic, artisan approach; recycle and reuse<br />C. Vintage Skins- cut and reworked with intricate patterns and textures<br />
Witchcraft Colors<br />Slightly faded, worn range of leafy greens, muddy browns<br />Accented with saffron yellow and dulled turquoise for vintage looks<br />Flora and fauna prints mimic nature<br />
Enchanted<br />The artist’s sketchbook of pop fantasies has been torn up and stuck together again.<br /> A playmania of bold and brash color explosions; free-painting a wacky world with a sprinkle of anar-chic to smooth over the crazy edges.<br />
Enchanted <br /><ul><li>A. Fabric Fantasia- Super synthetics from metallic shine, phosphorus effects and pop colors.
B. Color Burst- Fresh fierce color effects in kaleidoscopic sharp graphics, mad free paintings, surreal shapes</li></li></ul><li>Enchanted<br />
Enchanted Colors<br /><ul><li>Brights whitened and finished with sheen or lacquer
Light blue, coral pink, lilac splash around in free form patterns
Mix with graphic eccentric pattern for modern flair</li></li></ul><li>Fortune Teller<br />In a world where cultures collide and yesterday spills into tomorrow, inspiration comes from the vagabond, the bohemian and free spirits<br />Eco and ethnic folks break all the rules and create a rainbow of new ethics and traditions. <br />Fame and fortune can be found in chaos and eccentricity.<br />
Trash Luxe-street luxury from reuse and recycled</li></li></ul><li>Extra Much<br /><ul><li>Teals as a background for bright green, orange and yellows. Apricot and creams and a variety of blues
Copper and golds are complements</li></li></ul><li>Near and Far<br />The whole picture is what interests us<br />The whole = interrelationships-near/far/micro/macro <br />Seen thru:<br />Self Sufficiency<br />Ephermeral appearance design based on transition and modification<br />High Low- Simple materials meet High tech structures; opposites<br />Natural Systems- recycling, upcycling<br />Materials are organic; naturals like bamboos, grasses; synthetics feature conventional finishes- woven or veneered<br />
Near and Far<br /><ul><li>Warm grays set tone with whites that hint of color, beiges, pinks, reds, blue green add accents</li></li></ul><li>Tepee Culture<br /><ul><li>Everything has its place in real world
Meaningful themes- designer’s burden of responsibility</li></li></ul><li>Teepee Culture<br /><ul><li>Warm palette dominated by reds and oranges partnered with rich greens and browns accented with ochre, blue and pale cream</li></li></ul><li>ReRun Time<br />Stay Constant instead of change<br />Reuse and Upcycling<br />Polishing what is commonplace into a jewel<br />Thru:<br /> Memory<br /> Sublime-what is simple is not ordinary- celebrate it<br /> Saving the planet in style<br /> Pure form<br />
ReRun Time<br /><ul><li>Beiges as a foundation supplemented with red, brown and alternative shades of beige. Navy, green and silver ensure variety
Focus on natural materials like leather, horsehair, wax, wood</li></li></ul><li>M&O Antidotes<br />
Color Patch<br />Colorpatch is a new chromatic languagetaking form in patterns and rhythms, visual impact, dynamic vibration, polychromatic richness.<br />Deeply linked to the color chart, defining a shared language as a kind of visual pact.<br />If the line of the design defines its character, the color treatment defines its essence. <br />Flat-tints become materials and shapes: They make the object.<br />Color schemes derive directly from digital culture;<br /> Enlarged pixels, ranges of colors inspired by the graphic palettes of computer programs, uniform flat tints and taut lines… graphics and objects meet and mix in a single intention.<br />
Iconoclash<br />Mocking the established codes with humor and elegance. This decorative revival takes pleasure in shaking up the icons of déjà vu. <br />Questioning tradition and heritage in order to give value to what has none and put what has too much back in its place. It fuses the archaic and the technical, the natural and the artificial, the nearby and the faraway, the urban and the rustic all with humor.<br />Subversion, quirkiness, recycling old things to create fantastical new ones are the words of the day. <br />Design irony is shaking up eras and styles by blowing in a wind of disorder. <br />
Valeurs Refuge<br />An unmoored era is putting the Beautiful back on track. To comfort us in a world of uncertainty, the home is revisiting its classics and fixing up the run-down charm of the known. <br />In a design world that tells stories, Valeur updates the clichés of chic. This trend is about restoring intimacy, comfort, the elegance of handmade design, the grace of sketches and a welcome eccentricity.<br />
Textile Stories</li></li></ul><li>Color<br /><ul><li>Blues become darker- navy, indigo, midnight blue
Browns-Deep end is an 80% Dark Chocolate, then ranging down to dusky beige. Emerging is Mushroom, an exciting medium-toned charcoal brown. Mushrooms as design elements are emerging in all product categories..
Grays- are ascending in all hues from a light pearl grey to a deep charcoal. They blend beautifully with Brick Red and Russet Orange.
Oranges- are subdued with umber tones. They are livable and versatile, soft and comfortable. Orange is moving beyond its singular role of being an accent color.</li></li></ul><li>Yellow<br />Yellow is rising star- citron to gold; born from lime greens of years past.<br />
Purple<br />Purple everywhere- Purples are restrained and dusky, transcending all product categories. <br />Look for Plum lightening to Raspberry to Old Rose to a Dusky Lavender. 80’s mauve is back<br />
New Green<br />Deco Team<br />Designer’s Guild<br />
Handcrafted authenticity brought about by new technology that let’s us explore the past.
It’s all about experience and the design narrative of that experience. How can I experience a product? Don’t tell me why I should buy it Tell me a story.
Products on more than one sense level- the experience pushed the boundaries now we want to see it, feel it, smell it….
Saving the planet in style giving way to transformation, adaptation. Recycling, upcycling folklores are being born, in which the popular arts and traditional know-how are regenerated through modern technologies.
Digital culture inspires by the graphic palettes of computer programs; uniform flat tints and taut lines…the virtual and the tangible; graphics and objects meet and mix in a single intention. Appearance and design based on transition and modification.
Juxtaposition- two options and parallel universes. It fuses the archaic and the technical, the natural and the artificial, the nearby and the faraway, the urban and the rustic.</li></li></ul><li>Materials<br /><ul><li>Design thinking vs. engineering solutions
Technical synthetics and new materials previously unused in our industry
New perspectives from familiar materials- aluminum, plexi, paper, tile
Focus on natural materials like leather, horsehair, wax, wood
High Low- Simple materials meet High tech structures</li></ul>Anne Gelbard feather wallpaper<br />Knitted paper from Woodnotes<br />
Design Thinking<br />K&H sketch and product<br />
Returnity<br />First Cradle to Cradle Textile<br />Offers a recycling program when finished with textile<br />
Self Cleaning Curtain<br />Decomposes organic pollutants in presence of sunlight or fluorescent light<br />Removes organic gases from air<br />Prevents harmful UV rays<br />
New Perspectives<br /><ul><li>Acrylic brackets
New Perspectives<br />Inspired by Alfredo Haberli ‘s childhood memory of a curtain that was a town. Tells two stories- Day and Night <br />Pattern printed with fluorescent ink and only visible in dark- streetlamps, cats, people come to life when the light go out. <br />Creativity through stories<br />
Finishes<br /><ul><li>Ivory, Creams and Whites inspired by Kitchen and Bath fixtures
Technology makes the past possible</li></li></ul><li>JAB<br />Valia<br />Arte Wallcoverings<br />
Trend Drivers<br />Inside the Home<br />Outside The Home<br />Kitchen and Bath especially tiles and finishes<br />Glass<br />Outdoor lifestyle- moving into awnings, sunscreens, function of outdoor materials brought inside<br />Contract<br />Green<br />Manufacturing- looking at materials from other industries that offer solutions for Window coverings<br />Art world-limited editions; collections<br />