For anyone looking for the latest innovations in textiles and wallcoverings, Heimtextil was the place to be this month. The 2019 edition of the world’s largest trade fair for home and contract textiles—held January 9-12 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany—drew nearly 70,000 visitors from 156 countries, including retailers, wholesalers, designers, furniture and bedding stores, interior designers, and architects. From botanical motifs and snake-like patterns to tech-forward products that do not sacrifice style, here are 10 of our favorite finds.
1. Exotique Wallcovering by Arte
The tropical flora and fauna of the jungle is the subject of the water-based ink on non-woven backing Exotique wallcovering collection—which falls under the Hookedonwalls brand manufactured by Arte. Here, Sabal depicts swaying palm fronds.
2. Golden Lush by Crypton
American performance fabric brand Crypton, known for its stain-resistant products, used the fair to announce its expansion into Europe. This chair is upholstered in the 100 percent polyester Lush, in the hue Golden.
3. Solan Green by Essenza
The color green is growing in popularity, according to Essenza ’s Spring/Summer 2019 Home collection. With a snakeskin motif, the Solan Green duvet cover set is 100 percent cotton-satin.
4. Clarence by Grandeco WallFashion Group
Unconventional warm brown with caramel undertones stands out in Grandeco WallFashion Group’s Clarence collection of 44 wallcoverings, many of them texturized.
5. Pearls by Marcin Dekor
Pearls is a new addition to the Shadows Club roller blind brand from Marcin Dekor.
6. Polly by Tecnografica Italian Wallcoverings
Lifelike or super-sized? Customizable graphics make either possible for the foliage celebrated in Polly from Tecnografica Italian Wallcoverings.
7. Spark by Trevira CS
The multicolor knitted Spark by Création Baumann was a highlight in the Spirited + Diverse area of a trend booth conceived by performance fabric brand Trevira CS. Like all Trevira CS textiles, Spark is inherently flame-retardant.
8. Glasshouse by Sanderson
Botanical drawings provided inspiration for the Glasshouse collection by Sanderson, one of the British brands featured in a booth organized by Style Library. Glasshouse includes 11 wallpapers, nine prints, two embroideries, and three jacquards—all with the natural world serving as muse.
9. Atelier by Harlequin
The textures and brush strokes of mid-century pottery influenced the Atelier collection from Harlequin, also showcased in a booth organized by Style Library. This vinyl wallcovering channels all of the depth and softness of fabric.
10. Indigo Wallpaper by HP
HP used its booth to demonstrate the endless possibilities of digital printing. For walls, there’s the new HP Indigo Wallpaper, an HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press printing solution geared for wallpaper manufacturers looking to transition from analog to digital color printing.