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2012 Heimtextil Trend Forecasting

Top Trends From Heimtextil 2012

The Editor at Large produced a fascinating trends segment from the Heimtextil 2012 Trend Show, the largest international trade fair for home and contract textiles. Retailers, designers, and decorators gathered for an overview of projected trends that fell into four themes. See which characteristics dominated this year's themes and take a peek at behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from the event!

  • Colour Riot
  • This trend is characterized by bold, vibrant technicolors inspired by nature. Rainbow hues are paired with contemporary design techniques like colorblocking, 3D manipulation, and all-over geometric patterns. The result is playful but sophisticated and incredibly modern.

  • Dark Lux
  • Feeding on a cultural fascination with vampires and other contemporary mythological creatures of darkness, this trend uses silvery metallic tones, glossy high-quality materials, and sculptural forms. The look is a fusion of masculine strength and elegance and incorporates deep burgundy and blue tones to add depth.

  • Craft Industry
  • This trend honors the aesthetics of traditional crafts but uses new technology to create a fused look. Reclaimed objects are often adapted into contemporary pieces, and weathering techniques, like oxidization, are used frequently. The effect feels slightly nostalgic but intriguingly modern.

  • Split Clarity
  • Fresh colors and touchable textures create a soothing, streamlined aesthetic that dominates this trend. Touches of warm tones are designated to materials like natural wood. Opposites, like round and linear, lightness and density, symbolize the duality of power and serenity found in nature.

Keep reading to check out behind-the-scenes interviews from the show!

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