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Carpets and rugs, wallpapers, textiles – the revival of fabrics in the living area


For a long time, carpets and rugs had it hard in modern households, whose fashion-conscious members preferred to rely on wooden floors and other textile-free materials when it came to choosing the right flooring.

Walls had to be equally clean – homeliness achieved, at best, with an occasional lick of paint to relieve the otherwise uniformly white walls. But gone now are the days of minimalism and the accompanying lack of textiles in the home. At imm cologne, exhibitors at the “Pure Textile” special event await with a wide palette of new designs and grades of fabric for every situation and circumstance.

Rugs and carpets are enjoying a comeback with models in a previously unseen variety of colors and forms, and wallpapers for every taste and wallet are taking back the living space. Woven accessories such as decorative fabrics and cushions – particularly those made out of natural materials – are currently right on trend.

Border rugs are making a particularly strong comeback nowadays. Laid over smooth wooden or synthetic floors, they provide homeliness and can fundamentally change the ambience of a room. The Danish label &Tradition renounces familiar archetypes with its models: “The Moor Rug” from design studio All The Way To Paris places the focus on unusual shapes that are reminiscent of cut gemstones. The Björk Wool Rug Collection by Swedish designer Lena Bergström for Design House Stockholm brings birch to mind with its intertwined, black-and-white structure. The interlaced effect is developed by knitting together woolen threads of different gradations of color during the weaving process. Wool is not only especially warming: thanks to its natural oils, it is also dirt-repellent. The range is rounded off with a pouffe in the same look. Likewise for Design House Stockholm, Icelandic designer Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir has created a quirky cushion: The Knot Cushion consists of a voluminous knot that is tied using a metres-long knitted tube, making the colorful models as comfortable as they are eye-catching. Walls, too, are becoming cozy. The ADO CoverTexTM wall covering system from ADO Goldkante offers new options in room design. Not only walls, but also cupboards and room dividers can be upgraded with a variety of fabrics in different designs. A positive side effect of the system is that it improves the indoor climate, provides heat insulation and serves as a sound absorber. But the wallcoverings at imm cologne are not all made out of fabric – the event will also showcase paper and other wall-adhering materials, offering many inspiring ideas for lining the inside of the home in appealing and original ways. Modern wallpapers work just as well as background players as they do as lead actor, depending on the furniture alongside which they are to be staged. Elegance prevails at Zimmer+Rohde: the company’s “Identity” wallpaper collection epitomizes elegant reserve with subtle, glamorous effects. A fine patina and the interplay of matt and gloss distinguish the models in the range. At this year’s imm cologne, the German Wallpaper Institute (Deutsche Tapeten-Institut/DTI) also will once again illustrate the trends in wallpapers. “Wallpaper offers the freedom to express what we are feeling in a way that virtually no other interior design medium can. Our unusual, ambiguously colorful shared accommodation symbolizes the variety of color and the resulting options this variety offers people to live life in their own way. Wallpaper facilitates individuality and change instead of mainstream and monotony”, affirms DTI’s Managing Director Karsten Brandt. Homeliness and cosines are in strong demand again. But textiles allow for much more than just a feeling of well being; their many positive characteristics make them valuable aides and outstanding accessories in the living area.

 

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Trevira CS at MoOd Brussels 2016


The fiber manufacturer Trevira is making an appearance at the new fair location in Brussels, based on its tried and tested concept and working together with a total of eleven partners. As in recent years, Trevira CS yarn partners Vlnap from the Czech Republic and Lei Tsu (Italy) are presenting their latest products at MoOD Yarns, while Trevira itself will be on show on the Trevira CS Contract Square, along with nine fabric manufacturers.

Trevira has further extended its range of spun-dyed yarns with new developments, including mélange hybrid yarns for stiffened textiles. In the collections a noticeable trend is evident towards more color and this is reflected in the supply of new fiber and filament yarns. Trevira and its yarn partners are also offering an extensive selection of melange yarns, reflecting the natural shades which continue to be  topical.

At the end of the first half of 2016 the fiber manufacturer on balance expresses its satisfaction with business. With their strong Trevira CS customer base in Western Europe, home textiles are doing well, and there is increasing activity in Asia, which also has the support of the network of Indorama Ventures, the majority owner of Trevira. Increasing numbers of enquiries are coming from India, Pakistan and China. These orders, however, are subject to the special brand policy for Asia, whereby the fabrics produced there are destined for the regional market.

Besides the continuing good business in hybrid yarns, filaments show a rise in standard polyester activity in the home textiles sector – there has been an increase in volume, mainly in filament yarns for velvets.

Flame retardant Trevira fibers and fiber yarns are gaining more and more ground in technical applications, accompanied by a steadily rising demand for spun-dyed qualities – which is translating into positive results in sales figures. Here the base lies in customized development projects aimed at joint exploitation of market potential in Europe, North America and Asia.

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