We pick up here from last week’s coverage of Heimtextil with a recap of our top picks from the show. Overall it was great exposure to established manufacturers abroad that are starting to gain traction in the United States and a deeper look at how more tactile surfaces such as upholstery, wallcoverings and carpet can really make a statement in a space.
Crevin: Upholstery Fabric
Family-owned and -operated, Crevin is a progressive, design-centric textile company whose upholstery fabric is completely manufactured on-site in Terrassa, Barcelona. Their Instagram feed offers an inside look into their design and production processes as well as their partnerships with local design schools and events such as Barcelona Design Week. A standout in their contract-grade upholstery line is ARC, a three-dimensional wool fabric that comes in 19 colorways, ranging from deep jewel tones to brighter, vibrant colors. ARC also coordinates well with FUSION and TONIC in the contract fabric line.
Sedacor (clockwise from top left) Dunes, Bubbles, Diamonds, Cookies
Sedacor: Dynamic Cork Wall Panels
Portugal-based cork company Sedacor has produced Dynamic Cork, a line of three-dimensional cork wall panels that double as acoustical finishes thanks to cork’s inherent sound-absorption properties. Dynamic Cork comes in five standard designs, and the up-to-2-by-3-foot panels can also be painted any color. The ability to create custom CNC-milled panels is an added bonus for designers.
Welter High Gloss–Finished Resin Panels in Pentagon
Welter’s hand-applied process
Welter High Gloss–Finished Resin Panel
Welter: Metallic Wallcoverings
Founded nearly 30 years ago, Welter Manufacture continues to offer its classic range of gold-leaf and precious-metal wallpapers while also expanding its range of metallic wallcoverings. Known for its ability to execute the most exacting of custom commissions, Welter has also become known for its experimental approach and has used everything from marble dust to steel in its creations. Large-format wall panels come in high-gloss resin and cast- or laminated-glass panels in sizes up to 4 by 9 feet.
Object Carpet RUGXSTYLE Marrakesh
Object Carpet RUGXSTYLE Antwerp
Object Carpet RUGXSTYLE Amsterdam
Object Carpet RUGXSTYLE Aberdeen
Object Carpet: RUGXSTYLE
Previous recipients of the Red Dot Award, Object Carpet is known for its design-forward and highly customizable line of contract-grade carpets, ranging from broadloom to carpet tiles. Its latest offering is RUGXSTYLE, a collection of area rugs made with designs from their popular FREESTILE line of carpet tiles. Suitable for commercial interiors, RUGXSTYLE comes in six graphic designs, each in two colorways, and is available in circular, rectangular and custom shapes. Made of an extremely flat, high-tech weave, RUGXSTYLE is PVC-free, reduces dust particles and improves spatial acoustics with its standard Acoustics Plus sound-absorbing backing.
Masureel Khroma Bruggia in Ofelia Snow
Masureel Khroma Bruggia in (from left) Lena Gold and Lena Grape
Masureel: Khroma Wallpaper
Founded in 1850, Belgium-based wallcovering company Masureel continues its tradition of producing high-level collections with Khroma, its line of nonwoven wallcoverings and fabrics. Its stand at Heimtextil was a standout and showcased Khroma’s design range, from clean minimal to vibrant graphics. Currently working on distribution in the U.S., Masureel is in the meantime providing an amazing collection of visual inspiration for color and patterns via its Instagram feed.
Iris Maschek Concrete Collection in Ava Chrome
Iris Maschek: Custom Wallpapers
Classically trained in textile design, Cologne-based Iris Maschek has created her own take on modern wallpaper. Having previously designed for major European brands such as Création Baumann and Rasch, Maschek currently works on a variety of private commissions and has also released a capsule collection of wallpapers that is available to the public. Concrete Collection features monochromatic designs that are digitally printed on nonwoven paper. Simultaneously classic and contemporary with Gothic romantic undertones, Maschek’s designs are capable of injecting any space with a high dose of drama.
Marburg Wallcoverings: Zaha Hadid Homage Wallpaper
Germany-based Marburg Wallcoverings has released Zaha Hadid Homage, a series of wallpapers based on Hadid’s designs. As with Marburg’s first collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects on the Art Borders Collection, the Homage collection is characterized by Hadid’s signature “expressive organic forms” and is capable of covering large expanses of wall.