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Spring wind blows at furniture sector


MOSDER, which keeps its finger on the pulse of the furniture sector in Turkey, presented the 2015 spring-summer trends in furniture. Furniture for this spring-summer season is fashioned in colors of nature such as shades of green and hues of blue sky with floral patterns adorning couches and armchairs.

* The spontaneity of town life reflected in furniture in 2015

Fashion and trends in fashion are shaped by the spirit of the time and are also reflected in home decoration designs. People wishing to keep abreast of the trends in furniture design are very particular in their choice of combination furniture and the reflection of their tastes in the style of their homes. Well-known furniture manufacturer brands on the other hand, respond to consumers wishes and introduce furniture designs that address different tastes and in a manner that would allow different combinations. These manufacturers that also choose to increase the number of accessory options they provide follow fashion and keep their fingers on the pulse of consumers in home decoration.

MOSDER, which lends direction to the furniture sector in Turkey, presented this year’s spring-summer furniture trends. In these early days of spring we have started to feel the joy of the season in furniture designs. The furniture designs that fashion natural colors in combination with floral designs with touches of wood veneer offer varieties to decorate the homes of every taste and style.

Country style will be dominating our homes

The furniture designs adorned with peacefully natural and pastel shades, detailed with floral and plaid patterns fashioning wood veneer details made of spruce and fir trees aged in time provide country style reflections. Those preferring to experience the artlessness of town life in their homes as reflected in the country style adopted in the furniture trends of 2015 spring-summer season, can do so now. The country style that generally offers refreshing environments, thanks to the earthy tones it fashions, also adds a different flare in these months of spring and summer to homes with wooden details that match this season’s furniture pieces. This style, which is formerly recognized to be nostalgic, is being reshaped as modern country in new furniture designs.

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Heimtextil hosted more exhibitors and visitors 


Heimtextil 2015 in Frankfurt am Main closed its doors after recording an increase of around three percent in the number of visitors over the previous year.

More than 68,000 trade visitors (2014*: 66,265) were delighted with the high quality of the products and their designs, and kept exhibitors busy throughout the fair. The 2,759 exhibitors from 68 countries (2014: 2,714 from 62 countries) were no less delighted with the orders placed by buyers. The further increase in the level of internationality – from 87 to 88 percent on the exhibitor side and from 67 to 68 percent on the visitor side – also ranks as a success factor for the trade fair. “This has been the most successful Heimtextil for many years and means we have not only extended our lead as the world’s most important event for home and contract textiles but can also confirm the positive outlook for the economic climate. The significant increase in the number of affluent buyers once again demonstrates the high power of attraction exercised by our exhibitors and their products”, said a very pleased Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt.

At the beginning of the new furnishing season, this year’s Heimtextil was able to boast the fifth increase running in the number of exhibitors and thus send positive signals to the sector. The fact that Heimtextil is an important opening event, especially for buyers, was underscored by Patric Gehlhaus, Category Manager, Galeria Kaufhof/Metro Group, who said, “Heimtextil is characterized by the large number of national and international companies taking part, and the high quality of the products on show. We not only make good use of the fair for trend scouting and finding innovations but also place orders. At present, much revolves around the subjects of sustainably and customer well being. However, holistic home concepts and implementation at the point of sale are also focal points. Ethno design and pastel shades are set to be a major trend for our stores this year.”

Particularly high level of satisfaction among international exhibitors

The good figures were also confirmed by the very positive results of both the visitor and exhibitor polls. 95 percent of all visitors achieved their goals for the fair (up two percent compared to 2014), which underscores the high standard of exhibitors at Heimtextil. The fair was also given a very good rating by exhibitors: 77 percent of respondents (2014: 77 percent) said they were satisfied to extremely satisfied with the fair. This was confirmed by Alessandra Ferretti, Export Manager of Italy’s Jannelli & Volpi: “It has been a great fair. The visitors included all the right people and we registered more definitive business contacts than anywhere else. The echo from all parts of the world has been fantastic, especially to our new Armani collection.”

There were particularly large increases in the number of European visitors from Great Britain, Italy and Spain. From the Arabian Peninsula, more visitors came from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. More visitors also came to Frankfurt from overseas nations, such as Japan and the USA. As expected, there was a decline in the visitor numbers from the Ukraine and Russia.

New ‘Theme Park’ trend area a great attraction

The new ‘Theme Park’ in Hall 4.0 proved to be a highly popular highlight – in the heart of the fair: “A clear and good trend show”, said Soizic Gilibert, proprietor and designer of Cosmic Zoo design studio from France. “I was able to gain valuable inspiration from the installations. Particularly interesting for me were the ethnic themes and the wide range of exhibitor fabrics.” In addition to the main parts, such as the ‘Material Gallery’ and the ‘Color Pavilion’, particular interest was shown in the themed installations, such as the seven-meter high foot spa for the ‘hospitality’ segment and a digital textile printer in the ‘Technology Lab’. Using virtual-reality glasses for the retail sector also offered some new perspectives by showing ways in which retailers can present textiles virtually and thus create a symbiosis between online and offline sales.

Heimtextil to begin a day earlier from 2016

At the beginning of the fair, Messe Frankfurt announced that next year’s Heimtextil would begin and end a day earlier, on the Tuesday and Friday respectively. With this change, the Heimtextil management is complying with the wishes of many exhibitors and visitors. “For the retail trade, Saturday is an important sales day. In this age of increasing online shopping, it is important that bricks-and-mortar trade retailers can offer their customers first-class products and services. And, generally speaking, the most important day for this is Saturday”, explained Detlef Braun.

The next Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main will take place from Tuesday, 12 January, to Friday, 15 January 2016.

▪    Buyers emphasize the high quality and wide range of products on show.

▪    Turkey was represented by a wide range of products, from curtains and curtain accessories to carpets, displayed by 156 companies. UTIB (Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association) led the way in new trends.

▪    New sequence of days:
Heimtextil from Tuesday to Friday from 2016. 

 

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World Furniture Industry Convenes In China


CIFF, China International Furniture Fair is held in Guangzhou, the industrial and trade fair city of China, 18-22 March for home furniture and 28 March to 01 April for the office furniture. The first phase includes home textiles, home décor and whole home concept.

MOSDER, Turkish association of Furniture Industrialists, organizes the Turkish participation in the world’s second largest furniture fair to be held in Guangzhou between 18 to 22 March 2015. Turkish furniture brands aim to improve their relations with buyers in far countries.

With a scale of 370,000 square meters, the first phase of CIFF 2015 March in Guangzhou will be held on March 18-22 under the theme of “Whole-Home-Decor” including Home Furniture, Homedecor & Housewares, Hometextile and Outdoor & Leisure, reflecting the extension from indoor furniture to outdoor leisure living as well as the evolution from single furniture display to integration of interior decoration with furniture, home decor and home textiles. It builds up China’s largest and highest-end Classical Furniture Sector and the only outdoor living experience platform, and further optimizes the featured sectors such as International Brand Hall of Home Furniture,   Design Hall, Soft Decoration Sector, Custom-made Furniture and Kids & Teenagers Furniture Sector. It incorporates more international exhibitors and offers more diversified product design and a smoother exchange experience.

MOSDER, Turkish association of Furniture Industrialists organizes the Turkush exhibition at this important show. The association had also participated in the same event last year. While commenting on the event Ismail Dogan, president of furniture industrialists association (Mosder) said, “China hosts world’s second largest furniture fair. We are proud to be part of the event on behalf of all our members. Following the first participation in this fair, our member companies have begun to sell furniture to Chinese buyers. China is one of the largest producer and exporter in the world. It as important to sell furniture in this market. To reach our targets for 2023, we have to sell 10 billion dollars worth of goods in the new and far away countries. Incentives for freight costs in exports are highly important. With this support, furniture exports will be more.”

16 member companies of Mosder, including Cilek, Dogtas, Teleset, Newjoy and Rendi, are participating in this year’s edition of the fair. Earlier this year the furniture industry had participated in ISMOB 2015 held in Istanbul, 27 Jan. – 1 Feb. 2015.

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L’Envolée“ at the Château d’ Haroué by Joy de Rohan Chabot


The castle is the work of Germain Boffrand, the first architect of the Duke Leopold (designer of Les Archives Nationales de Paris and the layout of the Place de la Concorde which can still be admired today)

The Princess Minnie de Beauvau Craon is hosting an exhibition of the enchanting and original creations of the artist Joy de Rohan Chabot, in the exceptional setting of the Château d’Haroué near Nancy, in Lorraine.

It is in this famous countryside palace that Joy de Rohan Chabot wanted to add another dimension to her art and express her talent with this first contemporary exterior and interior installation: l’Envolée.

120 steel butterflies (plain and patterned), made totally by hand, in many different sizes and varying shades of blue (Cerulean, Mayan…) have taken over the facade of the Château.

They are delicately placed on huge piles of wood, on the trees in the middle of the courtyard, in the park, but also on the walls of the beautiful salons. With this installation, Joy de Rohan Chabot wanted to pay tribute to the butterfly, a symbol of our childhood summers and of the anxiety that we may experience in the event of its disappearance. The exhibition continues inside the Château where there will be thirty pieces made of painted glass, bronze, iron and other materials all inspired by nature (candlesticks, chairs, lamps, mirrors, screens, tables, stools, vases…) in the salons.

Le Château d’Haroué & its artistic activity…

The Chateau d’Haroué was built in 1720 and was completed in 1732, a period during which the Realm of Lorraine was politically independent from France. Since its completion the castle has always remained in the family. The last Prince de Beauvau Craon died in 1982 at the age of 61.

The castle is the work of Germain Boffrand, the first architect of the Duke Leopold (designer of Les Archives Nationales de Paris and the layout of the Place de la Concorde which can still be admired today).

In 1982, following the untimely death of her father, the Prince Marc de Beauvau Craon, the Princess Minnie de Beauvau Craon, decided to manage the future of the family castle. Her ambition has always been to open the house to the public and she immediately set about organizing temporary art exhibitions, which correspond with the atmosphere and the beautiful surroundings of Haroué:

1998: Baccarat.

2010: Hubert de Givenchy and Philippe Venet conceived a stunning and unique exhibition entitled: “Balenciaga, Givenchy, Venet” with 42 gowns and dresses from these three outstanding designers.

2012: Wedding dresses – Hubert de Givenchy and Philippe Venet presented an exhibition of some of the world’s most famous dresses.

Since 2007, Minnie de Beauveau Craon hosts annual opera concerts in the park of the Château, during the Open Air Opera Festival.

The Château has hosted some exquisite programming including: Tales Hoffman, The Magic Flute, Aida, Carmen, Madame Butterfly.

This summer it will present the opera Don Giovanni directed by Patrick Poivre d’Arvor and Manon Savary, followed by a concert of Laurent Voulzy.

 

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CIFM / interzum guangzhou full steam ahead!


As Asia’s most comprehensive woodworking machinery, furniture production and interior decor trading platforms, CIFM / interzum guangzhou will be stepping into a new decade in its coming edition.

The new beginning also welcomes some changes with the exhibition period extended by one day to five days, and new show dates from March 28-April 1 in 2014.

Over 1,100 manufacturers and suppliers are expected to occupy the 130,000-square meter venue in the event’s namesake city in China with 60,000 visitors to be anticipated.

More than 70 percent of the booth spaces have already been snapped up by exhibitors who have pre-committed at the event in 2013 and organizers foresee an over-subscription based on the current robust take-up rate.

The exhibitor lineup boasts major industry players with the likes of:

  • Homag, IMA, Vollmer, Duerkopp, Pfaff, Wemhoener, Beland, SCM, HSD, Leitz, Paolino Bacci, Dimar Precision, Fengchaou, Wood-Mizer and Freud at Hall 11.1
  • AGT, FGV, Repon, Lion Rock Group, Titus, King Slide, Topslide、Hanstar, Litong, Cyber Lock, Reggar and Italiana Ferramenta at Hall 14.1
  • Okin Refined, Boyteks Tekstil, Bodet & Horst, ICA, Pollmeier, TiMOTION, Tuoch, Bekaert, Latexco, Deslee Clama, AHEC, H.B. Fuller, Schattdecor, Rehau, Xinyada, Internet Wood Glue, Rocky and Tianan at Hall 15.1

In addition to independent exhibitors, 2014 will also see strong group participation showing with pavilions from Germany, the US/Canada, the American Hardwood Export Council, Italy, Turkey, Spain and Sweden.

Debuting at interzum guangzhou, the Swedish pavilion is expected to capture eyeballs and foot traffic with the country’s superior wood quality and, without doubt, its famed Scandinavian designs and concepts for furniture components.

On the sidelines, the well-attended seminars in 2013 will once again be featured this year with updated themes and topics, together with the popular mini wine bar, which will all be at the Piazza hospitality lounge housed under the roof of International Hall 14.1.

This year, the global furniture market has started warming up, particularly in China where the growing real estate industry and continuing urbanization have bolstered domestic demand for woodworking and related furniture products.

 

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International language of interiors 2015/2016 trends by Milou Ket


INTRODUCTION

In this new ‘INTERIORS’, edition 2015 / 2016, the most influential international themes are shown. The book contains both summer and winter themes. There are six themes featured, all with their corresponding color cards. For weavers, printers and spinners we there is a special box with colors, meant for the interior, contract and hospitality market, where cotton yarns are dyed after specification. This is a separate product, but there are also extra skeins available on request to go with this book. Besides that, there is a list of the compatible Pantone® cotton colors.

Every theme is shown with its corresponding color card, plus more than 100 inspiring materials that match the themes in color and character.

At the end of the book is a list of sources, designers and manufacturers that are featured in this INTERIORS book.

Color has been accepted in the interior. Neutral colors are the base to add colors in different intensities. The pastel colors will be the most important for textiles and accessories. The first theme “Pop-Up Brights” shows bright and primary colors, often against a white, neutral or black background. The second theme ”Soft Focus” is partly contemporary, partly traditional romantic and vintage, in fresh pastel colors. “Ethni Craft” is the third theme, based on handicraft, from different corners of the world. In “Nordic by Nature” the emphasis is on cool neutrals, now combined with dusty pastel colors to meet the demand for more color. Exotic nature and jungle fever take a central role in the theme “Second Nature” in colors inspired by nature, combined with some bright accents. In the last theme “Opulent Glamour” we are inspired by our cultural heritage, and add luxurious materials, in deep basic colors and exiting accent colors. Metallics are important. Different styles are mixed.

1. POP-UP BRIGHTS

Color has become very important over the last few seasons. This will be continued, but the pastels will be the most important. In this first styling direction we see slightly faded bright colors, with a touch of vintage, but also primary colors in the style of the Dutch painter Mondrian. Art is an important source of inspiration, for instance Pop Art, the art of Sonia Delauney and Vasarely with their colorful effects. These bright colors are mainly meant for accessories, but we see them also applied for walls. Geometry, and painterly effects such as blending watercolors are important. Mistakes from the computer are used in prints. Everything is light and airy. Therefor we will see a lot of metal wire furniture. Sometimes the inside of a bowl or vase is very colorful. Ceramics and glass will be important. Opposed to cool materials we will see warm, textured materials such a felt and wool to balance the effect. Black is often used as a good background color and in outlines to make the colors shine.

COLORS:

For this theme we see a range of bright colors, but slightly faded for a vintage effect. They work best in combination with black or neutral colors such as beige and grey. They are also combined with old wood.

As colors we see Bright Red, Bright Pink, Bright Orange, Warm Yellow, Bright Green, Bright Cyan, Cobalt Blue and Purple. Black is an important background color, and is also used for outlines. White as a combination color gives the necessary freshness.

2. SOFT FOCUS

This theme is partly contemporary, partly romantic, feminine, classical and traditional. The range of the pastel colors will be the most important of the season. Nature plays an important role, but in a refined way. We see old-fashioned floral patterns, old engravings and poetic images. It has often a touch of glamour because of the combination with mirrored surfaces and the use of metallics and sateen. The use of gradient colors is important as well. The volumes are rounded and friendly. Sometimes a touch of an even brighter color will be applied. Old handicraft and new techniques are combined. We will see a lot of lace and matte/ shine effects, open work and laser-cut materials in an opaque/ transparent interpretation. It is mostly light hearted, elegant and feminine. White is often used as a background color, but we also see different shades of beige, for a recycled effect. Colors are combined for a gradient color effect.

COLORS:

Fresh pastel colors prevail. The emphasis is on the range of pink shades. The colors are: Lipstick Pink, Pastel Pink, Salmon, Blush, Pastel Yellow, Mint Green, Soft Turquoise and Pastel Green. They are often combined with white for a fresh effect, but also with beige for a more antique and worn effect.

3. ETHNI CRAFT

Products from all over the world find a place in our interiors as a souvenir from far-way places and our travels. We have become a kind of modern Nomads, travelling around and making our homes in various places. Regional Folk art is valued again. From refined Far Eastern ideas with flowers and birds, Chinese porcelain to Navajo Indian hand-woven blankets and Berber weaves. With African wooden sculptures and masks, and Turkish applications and Kelim patterns. We also see interest in materials coming from the former colonies like Indonesia. The colors are warm and rich and combine well among each other. Peacock is one of the most important colors and is combined tone-in-tone in different shades of blues and greens. Luxurious materials and almost forgotten hand-made techniques play a role. Warm red brown is the most important background color. Also the English country side, and the forest in autumn colors are important with tweeds and checks.

COLORS:

The colors in this theme are warm and expressive. Red brown is the most important background color and makes the range work. As colors we see Red Brown, Tomato Red, Copper, which acts also as a warm orange, Ochre, Aubergine, Light Peacock, Indigo Blue and Purple. All these colors combine well. Luxurious materials and almost forgotten techniques play a role to obtain a rich and warm look. Peacock will be one of the most important colors and will be used also for painted walls.

4. NORDIC BY NATURE

In this direction we see Nordic influences from Scandinavia. Before this theme consisted only of neutral colors, but now some dusty pastel shades are added to meet the demand for more color. Mostly the textures and decorative objects are inspired by nature, such as fossils, shells, seeds and a whole range of animals. Cold winter landscapes with snow, photo prints in black, white and shades of grey are important here. These neutrals and dusty pastels are sometimes combined with the anthracite grey, chocolate brown and black from the last theme, but only in small touches to add some accent and interest. White is also an important color, and comes to life, in fragmented and angular shapes. Laser cuts, and pleating give a shadowy effect. The neutrals are often the base and background color, to be combined with the pastel colors. There is not much contrast in this theme. The metals are often aged, worn and oxidized. Hairy materials such as hides, furs and mohair are added for balance.

COLORS:

Besides several neutral colors we see some dusty pastel tones. As colors we see Beige, Soft Orange that can act as a color or represents also a warm shade of wood. Pale Yellow, Dusty Pink and a Snow White, Ice Blue, Pearl Grey and Middle Grey. The anthracite grey, the brown and black from our last theme can be easily combined with this range, to add more accent and interest. White is also important and is combined with pleating to add shadow effects.

5. SECOND NATURE

Nature is a very important source of inspiration. In this theme we see the emphasis on lush, exotic nature, tropical, with foliage and leaves, exotic flowers such as orchids, and parrots, parakeets, monkey’s, leopards, butterflies and insects. But also the underwater world is a source of inspiration, like lobsters and clams, fishes and corals. It is like jungle fever, or urban jungle. We see botanical influences as well, but in brighter colors than we have seen before. Besides some green shades and a khaki, there are some accent colors like a poisonous lime and a signal red. But also bright yellow and turquoise could be used as an accent. The former Arts and Crafts movement of William Morris in the United Kingdom meets a revival. His fabrics are still made. Flora and Fauna, but also the creatures from the sea with shells, corals and fishes is a source of inspiration. We see show cases and bell jars and we take plants into our homes.

COLORS:

In this direction we see several green shades such as Khaki Green, Grass Green, Poisonous Lime. Besides that, two very bright colors, Hypnotizing Pink and Signal Red. Also a bright turquoise and yellow from our other ranges could be well combined as an accent. Besides those, there are three water colors: Jade Blue, Lagoon Green and an Ocean Blue. Often white is used as a fresh background color.

6. OPULENT GLAMOUR

The rich historic paintings from the Dutch Golden Age are the source of inspiration for this color theme in mysterious gem – and dark colors. The theme is traditional, based on an opulent cultural heritage, with rich metallic such as bronze, copper, tin and oxidized metals such a gold and silver. There is a kind of golden light over everything and color comes to the forefront against a dark background. As colors we see Golden Yellow, Prune, Magenta, Peacock, Deep Night Blue and three basic colors such as a warm Chocolate Brown, Anthracite Grey and of course Black. The shapes can be simple, but mostly the materials are rich and luxurious. The shapes themselves can also be quite minimal. It can be contemporary, but it can be also more traditional and even baroque. Black and white will be continued. Circles and Spirals are popular motifs. Illustrations with a Surrealistic touch and engravings as well as the work of Cocteau, remain important.

COLORS:

In this theme the emphasis is on a range of dark colors, and colors that remind us of gems. Like a facet of a gem, their different facets radiate their own colors, mostly tone-in-tone. Peacock will be a very important color and can be combined with turquoise and bright green from our bright color range. As colors we see Golden Yellow, Prune, Magenta, Peacock, Deep Night Blue and three basic colors such as a warm Chocolate Brown, Anthracite Grey and of course Black. These dark colors can be used in combinations with other themes as well.

 

 

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Imparator, the empire of embroidery!


Imparator started its business life quarter century ago by trading home textile materials. Later, they decided to produce and sell their own products to assure their customers on quality of products and services.

They established a family business with the directions of Hasan Beg, the father who led them to initiate embroidery production first.

The success story of Imparator started with this direction and they realized a great success in embroidery business. Imparator is now determined to reach maximum level in the embroidery business by the end of 2014. They have bigger targets for 2015 when they are planning to initiate dyeing and printing processes. They have already hired some experts with years of experience in the embroidery business. The management team now is set to produce goods convenient for different markets and sell specially designed products in those markets. An official of the company summarizes their business principles: “To be in association with love, unity and cooperative in the family as well as at business; to improve quality constantly; to make R&D studies continuously; to act fast about developing and producing market needs; to produce value added items; to consider the value and benefits of what we produce and sell to the customers without sacrificing values for the sake of competition; and to penetrate into new markets in addition to our existing Russian and Eastern Europe markets. Our motto is quality, right product, right market and right price!”

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Trend Show: interactivity brings trends to life


The ‘Heimtextil Trends’ is the creative way to discover the most important and international trends at the beginning of every year.

The trend information gives product developers, furnishing specialists and designers first-class orientation to interpret current social and cultural developments as well as future consumer requirements.

The 2014/15 trends are structured into two major categories – “Progress!” and “Revive!”.

Each of which is subdivided into two themes: “Generate Collision!” and “Engineer Nature!” and “Exalt Purity!” and “Rejuvenate Craft!”, respectively – dealing in detail with the exploration of progress and renewal of textiles in interior design.

Don’t miss the globally unrivalled trend show, where you can experience the tension between the drivers of the coming season: REVIVE! and PROGRESS! Will the trend of revisiting the past in ever-changing contexts come out on top? Or will nature and technology merge into one? Immerse yourself in enthralling trend worlds and find out in detail about the cutting edge of textile interior design. Immerse yourself in enthralling trend worlds and find out in detail about the cutting edge of textile interior design.

Visitors to the coming Heimtextil can look forward to an experience for all the senses in the impressive and elaborate setting of the Heimtextil Trend Show in Forum 0 at the International Trade Fair for Home and Contract Textiles. Based on the two superordinate trends, ‘Progress!’ and ‘Revive!’, four inspiring thematic worlds with numerous interactive elements will offer a preview of tomorrow’s home interior design. Britain’s FranklinTill studio is responsible for planning and organizing the Trend Show at Heimtextil 2014. Additionally, designers, creative specialists and experts will provide well-founded information about the trends of the 2014/2015 season in the special lecture program.

Interactivity will be a key feature of the Heimtextil Trend Show 2014. “We aim to bring trends to life by integrating fragrances, sounds and even taste”, say Caroline Till and Kate Franklin of FranklinTill. “Visitors will be able to see designers and artists in action and create their own unique designs.” For example, movement alone will cause the shape and color of images to change in the ‘Generate Collision’ thematic world. ‘Engineer Nature!’ shows futuristic bio designs while ‘Exalt Purity!’ spotlights natural materials in a relaxed atmosphere. The fourth thematic world, ‘Rejuvenate Craft!’ presents textiles on three different levels and tracks.

Lecture program with international designers 
On all four days of the fair, international design experts and representatives of the Heimtextil Trendtable will offer insights into their work and perceptions. Over 35 lectures especially for buyers, products designers and developers, interior architects and furnishing experts will provide a host of valuable information about trends, colors and materials. Also daily throughout the fair, Caroline Till and Kate Franklin will explain the Heimtextil Trends 2014/15 – Progress! / Revive! – and present examples of future interior design.

Trend barometer for the sector
The Heimtextil Trends have been the international figurehead of the trade fair for around 25 years. Every year at the beginning of the year, they offer the international textile and furnishing sector clear orientation with regard to current trends. For the 2014/15 season, a team of six international design studios worked on the most important trend themes. This year, London’s FranklinTill studio has assumed overall responsibility for the concept. A well-founded preview of the textile interior trends for the 2014/2015 can also be found in ‘Progress! / Revive!’, the Heimtextil Trend Book.

 

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New Brentano Fabrics Embrace Pattern


Textiles from the Rhythm collection resonate with beautiful color, texture 

Wheeling — Brentano’s fall 2013 Rhythm collection embraces a “language of pattern” and offers fabrics that highlight the beauty of thoughtful repetition and flow.

The Rhythm collection features understated patterns for residential applications. Washable Virelai offers a large-scale yet subdued print; the stripes of Serape have a luxurious, wool-like hand; and Cadence merges a structured geometric pattern with a soft voided-velvet that can stand up to high-traffic environments. Swing and Big Band, woven from 100% solution-dyed polyester, have menswear-inspired chevron and pinstripe patterns ideal for high-end healthcare and contract environments seeking a masculine touch.

Available in a range of classic neutral hues like rich sapphire and timeless linen, the sophisticated new patterns in the Rhythm collection resonate with Brentano’s color forecast for this year.

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Bursa wind blows in Parisian fashion fairs


Biannually held at Paris Le Bourget fairgrounds, Premiere Vision and Texworld fairs attracted around 700 exhibitors of which 176 were from Turkey. The main displayed items of the fair were sustainable, environmentally friendly and ecologic products.

The Bursa-based companies pulled attention with their experience and quality proving their competitive strength at every position. Participating in the fair where Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association (UTIB) also had a stand, Mr. Engin Alemdar, Chairman of the Board of Fabra Tekstil, stated that the Turkish representatives were very active and efficient at the fairs and that they made very professional presentations no less than leading companies of the sector coming from countries such as India, China, Japan, South Korea and Italy. Alemdar said that buyers mainly came from European countries and there was a visible increase in the number of visitors coming from especially Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Austria.

The largest fabric fair

Alemdar stressed that Tewxworld was the biggest fabric fair of the world adding that in addition to its being the meeting point for professionals in the textile and clothing world, it also offers a trade atmosphere where quality products could be found for most reasonable prices. He further added that professionals had a chance to witness design and production applications at workshops during the fair. Alemdar reminded that the next fair would be held in Shanghai with the participation of over 50 thousand visitors, March 3-5, 2014. Appraisal for Bursa textile people from Dubai businessman Ashok Shewakramani, a businessman from Dubai, said, “I witness that Turkish producers in general and Bursa companies in particular increase their quality and standards during last decade. Turks have a lot to say in design, too. We, too, spread this quality to many countries of the world through our solution partner from Bursa.”

Green textile on the agenda

Highlighting the fact that the demand for environmentally friendly textiles has been increasing every day, Shewakramani continued, “In addition, this demand is not only coming from big brands who are loyal to organic production but also from young designers, too. With the offering of environmentally friendly suits by more brands every day, this trend is on the increase for the development of the sector. The number of companies focusing on green textiles has been increasing ever year.”

Shewakramani noted that the number of visitors coming from America, Canada, Chili, Peru, Australia, Africa, UAE, Thailand and Japan had increased and added, “This edition of the fair was better than previous ones. Buyers came back. They know what they are looking for. They have bigger budgets. Offering the best quality/price alternatives the fair, which will direct the future trade, has been a great experience this year.

 

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