Furniture, textile and the kitchen and bath shows are in full swing this week and next with major design events like Maison & Objet in Paris, Heimtextil in Frankfurt, IDS in Toronto, Living Kitchen in Cologne and, of course, stateside Las Vegas Market and KBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry show to name only a few. We have sent our editors to most of these important design events to share highlights, trends and ideas with our readers on Modenus and here on Decade XV magazine.
Heimtextil in Frankfurt is one of the largest textile shows in the world with over 2700 exhibitors from 61 countries and our German correspondent was on the floor to bring you the biggest trends.
Natural Jute collection by Spanish firm Yutes.
Three dimensional wall textiles from Belgian company Omexco . If the color looks vaguely familiar it is very close to Pantone’s new Color of the Year, Marsala.
Two words in trends from Germany: Organic textures and colors that range from muted to bold!
German company Hornschuh (both images) impressed our team not only with its take on primary colors and pastels but also through the fact that its often waxed finishes are all low VOC for little toxins. Products are available as wall coverings, table décor and upholstery fabric.
Our show favorites were hands down Jover from Spain (above) with its glorious mix of color and pattern and a surprisingly playful and creative collection from German family owned company, Apelt (bottom) with an almost Hermes like quality.
Moving gently from color to organic shades and textures, is Swiss company Fischbacher that has delivered the finest quality textile finishes for over 200 years. We loved the soft pink in the mix which added a very gentle feminine nuance to the otherwise neutral collection. Sink-right-in beautiful!
For a straight up natural look with a lot of textural interest, our team made our friends at Zimmer + Rohde their final stop. Known for the most luxurious textiles and wall coverings around the world, the company introduced their newest collections in leather, vinyl, chenille and other tactile finishes that add a lot of interest even without the use of color.
For more from the fairs please check back often as we share highlights from Maison & Objet and KBIS.