Heimtextil Trends 2017/18

Fabric design is one of the most dynamically developing fields of modern design. Designers are looking not only for new colours and patterns but also for innovative materials and technologies, environment-friendly solutions for the industry and new possibilities of fabric application.

The underlying theme of Heimtextil Trends 2017/2018 is: Explorations.

 

 

Every year in spring the Trend Table team meets in Frankfurt am Main to develop a global vision of trends for the upcoming season. This year's Heimtextil 2017/2018 trendbook has been compiled by agencies and designers from all over the world: Carlin International Group (France), Dan Project (Japan), Felix Diener (Germany), Franklin Till (UK), Stijlinstituut Amsterdam(Netherlands) and WGSN Group (USA).

 

The underlying theme of Heimtextil Trends 2017/2018 is: Explorations.  Fabric design is one of the most dynamically developing fields of modern design. Designers are looking not only for new colours and patterns but also for innovative materials and technologies, environment-friendly solutions for the industry and new possibilities of fabric application. They have also remained invariably focused on ecology and nature.

Trends always reflect our reality: modern lifestyles and the economic, social and political landscape. Each year, these trends inspire us to create our own collection of fabrics.

 

Dekoma’s 2017/2018 collection has been based on three out of four Heimtextil Trends

 

Virtual explorations

The dynamically developing digital world has incessantly provided designers with inspiration. Fascination with the possibilities of 3D printing has now shifted towards newer technologies, which change the way we see the world.

Virtual Explorations

 


The dynamically developing digital world has incessantly provided designers with inspiration. Fascination with the possibilities of 3D printing has now shifted towards newer technologies, which change the way we see the world. One of them is Virtual Reality (VR) displayed with special headsets. The digital world ignites imagination, which in turn conjures up a resourceful and wonderfully expressive visual language. In the context of interior design, the most extraordinary imaginary wonderlands may become real due to unrestrained and fabulously lavish decorations. Digital pattern processing crates new possibilities for decoration. Transparent fabrics are bathed in a pearly glow inspired by the beauty of the underwater world. Metallic and pearly reflections create the impression of movement on the fabric surface. This world combines the artificial with the natural.

 

Digital reflections

 

Transparent fabrics and silks imitate the glow of natural light in the aquatic world and the pearly, shiny spots on their surface create holographic effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patterns


Techno-organic flowers bloom in various techniques as embroidery, jacquard and lace covered, with lavish floral patterns, imitate movement. Extravagant floral motifs proliferate, evoking anxiety and fascination with the new kind of digital exoticism. Apart from the oddly coloured flowers, there are also cellular organisms and bizarre creatures resembling the aquatic fauna. Their geometric flexibility inspires to re-explore the possibilities and forms of 3D printing.

 

Colours:

 

The palette is full of vibrant vivid aquatic hues and shades. Azure is combined with intense shades of blue, turquoise, pink, papaya whip, saturated yellow and deep puzzling violet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planetary explorations

Faced with climate change and the Earth's depleting resources, humanity turns toward interplanetary space exploration. Cosmos is still a great mystery to us, full of potential discoveries.

Planetary explorations

 


Faced with climate change and the Earth's depleting resources, humanity turns toward interplanetary space exploration. Cosmos is still a great mystery to us, full of potential discoveries. Its fascinating as well as intimidating magnitude has driven designers to focus on raw materials, geological structures and surfaces of unknown minerals. Covered with cosmic glitter, the fabrics are like flexible protective shells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patterns

 

Designers have delved into the very heart of fabrics to discover unknown textures, combine new materials and form delicate structures. Mastery of randomness creates new effects: speckles, splashes, illusion of coarseness, intricate nets and marble patterns. The trend encompasses strong membranes serving as softened protection, technical smooth and quilted fabrics resembling upholstery fillings, and fine textiles with metallic shine. The soft, heavy, folded fabrics are inspired by the surface of the Moon and act as a flexible protective shell.


Colours

 

The palette has been inspired by the mysterious outer-space landscape. It can be described as a spectrum of muted colours; an interplay between the light and the dark, oscillating between brilliant white and murky magma-like shades. The colour of ash is combined with the hypnotising light of the moon. The palette is complemented with muted shade of turquoise, off-white and beige, and greyish blue.

 

 

Natural explorations

The use of natural materials in industrial processes reflects the spirit of our times, i.e. profound respect towards our planet. For many years this trend has consistently been growing. We are aware of potential threats and want to shape our world in such a way as to live in harmony with nature and respect the cycle of life.

Natural Explorations

 

The use of natural materials in industrial processes reflects the spirit of our times, i.e. profound respect towards our planet. For many years this trend has consistently been growing. We are aware of potential threats and want to shape our world in such a way as to live in harmony with nature and respect the cycle of life. In the context of interior design, we also want so achieve symbiosis with nature. What matters are not only colours and patterns but safe and degradable biomaterials. Development of plants may change the way we produce certain materials, including fabrics. This is why designers, with the help from scientists, want to replace traditionally produced materials with those derived from plants, fungi or moulds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patterns

 

Within this trend plant life cycle has been reflected in fabric design - patterns imitate irregular lichens, moss, leaf veins, grass blades and rhizomes. Sophistically rough surfaces mimic bark or tree rings. Faced with the perfection of imitated textures, patterns and colours of nature, you will be likely to question your sense of sight and touch.

 

Neo Camouflage: inspiration from the world of nature, where animals and plants use sophisticated forms of camouflage to match their backgrounds e.g. minerals forming the bedrock.

 

 

Colours

The palette has been inspired by nature. Muted, murky shades of green are combined with the colours of bark and soil, and an accent of vivid turquoise green, which represents the unpredictable and wild side of nature.

 

 

 

 

 


Text and graphics based on the Hemitextil Trend Book. 

 

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