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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.


Heimtextil Trends 2014/2015: Progress! and Revive!

Here is a glimpse of the most awaited Heimtextil Trends for the upcoming season. 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.

Trend Courtesy: Heimtextil-Frankfurt (For a complete trend report, please contact Messe Frankfurt-Heimtextil)


Look forward | A brave new world in which science and technology are the driving forces behind innovation across the design industry.

Generate Collision: Harness technology to generate uniqueness

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Emerging materials and technologies allow replicable unique and personalised results. To accommodate the demand for unique, individualised products, designers increasingly experiment with novel materials and technologies. Computer algorithms and similar technologies facilitate the mass production of customised items because, for example, panels of fabric can be printed digitally without the design having to be repeated. Similarly, playful printing and marking techniques enable uncontrolled artistic expression. Colours are swiped over or drawn, dabbed or splattered on surfaces. Designers experiment with ways to allow production processes to determine the look and texture of the final product.

Engineer Nature: Synthesise the natural world for a sustainable future

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The convergence of science and the natural world uncovers progressive synthetic solutions for a more sustainable future. New textile techniques intertwine living systems with and biological and texture technologies copied from nature to form novel fabrics. Designers technicise nature by growing their own materials and copying nature’s processes. This innovative approximation of biology to materiality goes hand in hand with new responsibilities; designers also are beginning to rethink the consequences of modifying their former lifestyles. Where the design sector turns biology into a new medium for creativity, scientists leverage the complexity of living systems using technical processes. We are experiencing a design trend that explores the concept of creating natural works using artificial means and which allows itself to be inspired by the interaction of science and design.


Look back | In the pursuit of more meaningful and authentic experiences we appreciate the importance of learning from the past, rediscovering and reviving the value in tradition.

Exalt Purity: Strip back to reveal purity and integrity

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In search of a sense of spirituality natural materials are celebrated in their purist form. As a response to mass production, the interest in objects that have personalities and are accompanied by stories is increasing. In the quest for meaning, this movement honours natural materials by embracing their imperfections and highlighting their origins deliberately. The results are primitive yet modern aesthetics. Wild and coarse nature with its unadulterated colours, textures and shapes acts as the generator of ideas. In this way, designers focus on the humble, the pure, the unadorned.Pristine, untreated materials are used, and resource-saving production processes and the longevity of products define the main criteria. Animism, essentialism, minimalism and reductionism prove to be the decisive trends.

Rejuvenate Craft: Revisit tradition to enhance authenticity

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Reviving and renewing traditional craft techniques to enhance narrative and meaning to objects. Designers work with recycled materials, conjuring up the concept of an improvised lifestyle as a counterpoint to our technology-dominated society. Uniformity is replaced by the collage look to stage the unexpected and evoke alluring visual tension. Using the language of traditional craft techniques such as embroidery, weaving or knitting, designers tell stories about their lives. The revival of craftsmanship gives rise to a wealth of textures.

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