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Heimtextil Trends 2021-2022: Nothing New Everything New

It’s that time of the year when we are all set to explore and learn what the trend researchers and experts at Heimtextil unravel as the most promising trends for the upcoming year. I am very pleased to say that this time the forecast that they have come up with is not only inspiring but also my all time favorite subject of substance. I am sure the textile community will be equally delighted to explore and discover tomorrow’s design trends today. 

Below are the themes that will be detailed out more elaborately during the event. For now, catch a glimpse.

Forecast Courtesy: Heimtextil

According to Heimtextil, for many years, the lifestyle industry has asked “what is new this season?” Newness and cultural erosion are core drivers of lifestyle products, and the foundation of this began in the 20th century when shopping shifted from necessity-driven to pleasure-driven, and consumer products were no longer made to last a lifetime. Now is the time for a new perception of new itself, as both consumers and the industry are beginning to change existing systems and ways of working in different ways. Welcome to “Nothing New, Everything New”. 

The first two decades of this millennium brought several challenges for industry and trade – above all, the current coronavirus pandemic. But crises are also drivers of innovations. In the textile industry, digitalization and sustainability are currently omnipresent innovation topics. The coronavirus pandemic ensures that both topics are becoming even more important in the home textile industry. Heimtextil Trends 21/22 provide an overview of the status quo of those developments.

REPURPOSE: Repurpose is not a passing trend. Rather, it is a way of changing the product development narrative within the textiles industry, shifting from creating original textiles to curating existing textiles to form new visual expressions. Unlike the traditional design process which starts with an idea, Repurpose starts with considering what can be made from existing fabrics. From creation to curation, it gives existing textiles a new purpose and cherishes what’s already made.

REWILD: Rewilding is the act of returning nature back to its original wild state, yet the trend Rewild goes beyond returning to nature. It is not about making nature authentic, but rather understanding nature’s genuine wisdom. In the urban and post modern world, generations have largely lost connection to the surrounding ecology. This has significant influence on how individuals use and understand the ecosystem they live in. From authentic to genuine, Rewild means discovering nature’s resources and applying these in a modern context, delivering on sustainable or even regenerative solutions. The visual and textile expressions of the Rewild trend focus on direction like nature’s lab, Indigenous, wild and basic living.

REINFORCE: Resilient expression and Brutalist architecture are key elements in the Reinforce trend. To reinforce is to make something stronger. Longevity is a key influence on colors, materials and design. Reinforce has a simple and bold Scandinavian mood with a resilient, honest and minimalist look. From short-lived to longevity, Reinforce is about visuals and compositional longevity within textiles and materials. It draws inspiration from how Scandinavian design merges design durability with pared back functionality. This approach, proven over time, adds heavy and enduring materials to create visual resilience.

REVIVE: Reflecting youthful activism without our present perspective, attitude and behavior toward our world of “stuff”, Revive is an exploration of creativity. With a focus on achieving greater emotional satisfaction through the process of creating rather than on the result, no rules apply to the mending, processing, learning and experimenting in Revive. From result to process, Revive is to feel, sense and reconnect with human skills. It revives and honors the intangible state of flow that occurs while creating as opposed to focusing on the final object. Once a household practice, the act of repairing is now seen as creative method. The Revive trend subsequently focusses on process, modern mending and experimentation.

Heimtextil 2020/2021 Trends: Where I Belong

Heimtextil, the home and contract textile trade show is all set to host the most awaited event in January 2020. They have unveiled their trends for 20/21 and have named them “Where I Belong”. In all, the trend researchers have predicted 5 distinct design and color directions to follow. Please see the forecast below.

According to the trend research panel at Heimtextil, as an overarching theme, WHERE I BELONG addresses layered identities via the five diverse Heimtextil 20/21 trends. MAXIMUM GLAM turns the glamorous life tech-savvy, PURE SPIRITUAL finds balance in nature and mysticism, ACTIVE URBAN values utilitarian, adaptable solutions, whereas HERITAGE LUX celebrates rich historical legacies and MULTI-LOCAL embraces global cultural influences.

Heimtextil Trends-2016/2017

Heimtextil trends for 2016/2017 look promising and worthy to be one of the most important ones in the business. “Well Being 4.0” is the key trend for the next Heimtextil and it comprises 4 themes named Protect, Energise, Nourish and Enrich.

Forecast Courtesy: Heimtextil Theme Park

New design themes will be defined by an integrated approach which restores a people-centred design focus with a stronger appeal to the senses. ‘Well-being 4.0’ is all about textile furnishing that exudes an aura of relaxation and calm. Everything will be geared towards offering a better life and greater well-being. At the same time, technology and science intertwined with textiles play a key role. The number 4.0 echoes ‘industry 4.0’ and stands for smart, digital and customised solutions. Below is an overview of the themes that are going to rock the upcoming trends.

PROTECT: good for us

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This trend predicts a clean aesthetic, or crisp, understated design. It goes hand in hand with a versatile range of wellness products and detox programmes. As a valuable and rare commodity, silence takes centre stage. It becomes an antidote to a world where we’re constantly connected and increasingly feel the desire to switch off and do ourselves some good. The trend is all about protecting our physical, but above all our psychological needs.

Colors reflect the idea of purity, lightness and silence whether found in daylight or at night.

ENERGISE: digital dreams

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People use technology to boost their feelings of well-being. The borders between being online and offline are becoming blurred. And the digital world is encroaching on our physical world. In this process, light is becoming a new way of creating intangible shapes and highlighting dynamic contours. The color spectrum pulsates between strong and weak contrasts. At the same time, bright and virtually fluorescent colors vibrate in comparison with darker electric-blue shades. This high-energy trend livens up the aesthetic with intensive brilliance and gloss, kaleidoscopic patterns and humorous, athletic designs.

The color palette pulsates with high and low contrasts. Intense and almost fluorescent shades vibrate against deeper electric blue hues.

NOURISH: sensory design

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Urban and natural landscapes converge and spawn a new, sustainable world. The focus is on making areas green. The color palette celebrates the beauty of greens, as well as dark browns and greys, in harmony with elements such as the soil and stone. Natural materials are coupled with pioneering design. Handcrafted products play a special part in the process by accentuating the beauty of the source.

The emphasis is on greenery with colors that celebrate the beauty of a green hue and its environmental elements, such as earth, stone, deep browns and greys.

ENRICH: appealing to all the senses

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he focus is placed on opulent and highly decorative elements which blend cultural references with the past and future. Ornamental ensembles and shimmering, classy materials are eye-catching. Superb, rich colors like plum and crimson abound with metallic gold, brass and bronze elements. A hint of the Orient is blended with iconic patterns which reinterpret classicism with splendour to perfection.

Generous, deep colors such as plum and carmine red flourish with metallic accents of gold, brass and gunmetal.

 

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