Heimtextil is the leading fair for home and interior textiles and takes place annually in Frankfurt, Germany. This year the general theme is:  “Nothing New, Everything New”. This theme suggests that there is a new emphasis on repurposing existing material, making textiles that last and instigates a more responsible textile industry.

Textile trends emerge a couple of times a year. Whilst these trends motivate some of us to revamp our homes, they keep us others inspired and up-to-date!

Repurpose

You might be asking yourself how textiles can be repurposed. The answer to this question is for the industry to utilise used materials rather than start the design process from scratch. In this way, the cast-offs are given a new life. This new concept will give supposedly unusable textiles value, by recycling them.

“Repurpose is really about going from creation to curation,” Bisgaard Gaede says.

 Ⓒ SPOTT for Heimtextil /Photographer: Andreas Houmann

Rewild

This trend is also known as  Back to nature, aims to rediscover textile sources and apply them in modern circumstances. We need to understand and use the ecosystem in which we live and make the most of it.

 “We’re looking at the materials that nature is giving us and using them in a contemporary way,” Bisgaard Gaede says. “We’re rediscovering all of these materials that are actually just before our nose.”

Ⓒ SPOTT for Heimtextil /Photographer: Andreas Houmann

Reinforce

Distinct from Repurpose and Rewild, Reinforce has a simple and bold Scandinavian mood with an honest and minimalistic look. Scandinavian style is known for its dedication to producing lasting design and functionality.

The industry’s aim is to produce resilient textiles which can only be achieved by using textiles with tight weaves and optimum characteristics.

“The key statement for reinforce is that we really want to take on going from short-lived to longevity,” Bisgaard Gaede says.

Ⓒ SPOTT for Heimtextil /Photographer: Andreas Houmann

Revive

The Revive trend focuses on the process of creating rather than the result. There are no rules to follow, on the other hand, it is all about experimenting with offcuts and shreds to create new surfaces. We are being given a clear message not to discard anything which is no longer useful to us.

Revive is to feel, sense and reconnect with human skills. It revives and honours the intangible state of flow that occurs while creating as opposed to focusing on the final object.


Ⓒ SPOTT for Heimtextil /Photographer: Andreas Houmann

 

Let’s Get to Work!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out or leave a comment below. For more 2021 design trend inspirations see here!

 

 

by Beatrice

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