Heimtextil Trends 2017-2018
published on: 4 ottobre 2016
Even though it is still ten months before the next Heimtextil, International Trade Fair for Home and Contract Textiles (10-13 January 2017), the Heimtextil Trends team 2017/2018 has already met. Across two days, creatives from France, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany and the USA discussed current trends in the fields of textiles, art, fashion and architecture. 'Our Trendtable with its international participants is a place where immense creativity and a rich variety of cultural aspects meet. This results in some incredibly exciting views of the design of tomorrow', reports Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt.
French designers in the vanguard
During the meeting in France, all the design studios represented at the meeting presented their own trend predictions; these were then discussed and developed further. The designers present incorporated a variety of materials and textures, colours and patterns from all over the world into the mix. At the end of the process, a mutual, globally applicable trend prognosis for the coming 18 months was established and will be realised in the form of the Heimtextil Trendbook and "Theme Park". The preparation of the book and realisation of the "Theme Park" is always the responsibility of one of the agencies taking part in the Trendtable and a different agency takes on the role every year. For Heimtextil 2017, the responsibility lies with the French trend studio Carlin International under the leadership of Exalis GmbH.
New trend theme: "Exploration"
"Exploration" is the overarching trend theme that defines this year's Trendtable for 2017/2018. 'The age of discovery is not yet over', said Italian climber Simone Moro in 2016 after he conquered the mountain Nanga Parbat in Pakistan in an exceptional feat of strength. His successful climb led him to encourage people to be brave enough to continue making discoveries in all areas of life and research. Driven by the vision of reinvigorating our scientific curiosity and spirit of discovery, Trendtable has selected a variety of innovative materials, textures and new patterns for the international trade fair Heimtextil that will supply designers with innovative strength and new creative inspiration.