Carpets, wall hangings and fabrics: in the broad field of interior design they stand for a comfortable ambience. With them, we can quickly create colourful accents, embellish bare walls or add a touch of warmth to a stone floor.
What makes a sofa into a trendy eye-catcher? What adds warmth to a room? Textiles for furniture, upholstery, walls and windows belong to living like clothes to the skin. They form the surfaces and appeal to the senses. With Pure Textile every two years they get their own stage, which is designed to highlight their significance for trends in the furnishing sector.
â€śMy home is my castle,â€ť as they say and with the new wallpaper collection in association with marburg wallcoverings, Harald GlĂ¶Ă¶ckler wants to entice us in to his castle, in the most luxurious way possible! In eclectic style, GlĂ¶Ă¶ckler, the master of extravagance, demonstrates how everyday items can still be impressively designed.
Health and its preservation plays an important part within todayâ€™s society. Health as a subject is ever present and affects everybody individually. Under the influence of changing demographics, changed perception of health and medical progress, this will be further accentuated in the future. Because prevention is better than cure, prevention is also gaining in importance. Simultaneously, growing prosperity in many countries has resulted in an increased demand for health care.
What kind of non-woven material is particularly suitable for backing paint? How does varnish behave on different surface textures? Is it possible to coat wallpaper with quartz sand? The interdisciplinary team developing the AP Pigment collection explored all these questions, and more. The result is a new collection by Architects Paper, that leaves plenty of room for an own design.
They have always been a source of inspiration. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe dedicated them a poem, Antonio Vivaldi a set of violin concertos, and pizza bakers created according to their denomination a rich topped bread â€“ the four seasons. Now the Swiss studio Atelier OĂŻ, with the three designers Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis and Patrick Reymond, has designed a carpet collection called Stagione â€“ the Italian word for season â€“ for the new Ruckstuhl edition. A collection designed in four vivid colour variants.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the inhabitants of Kerman, a part of central Iran, lying between mountains and the Lut Desert, were masters at weaving rugs of extraordinary sizes and designs. This old tradition regained popularity in the 19th century, turning Kerman into one of Persia’s main rug producing areas once again.
There’s something archaic about carpets. And they don’t just provide warmth: through the ages, they have been a means of transport for cultural knowledge and traditional aesthetics, for stories, rituals and family trees. Or they have served the far more banal purpose of transporting people’s belongings, which were wrapped up in them and loaded onto pack animals or carts.
Berlin-based designer Michael Michalsky is now also presenting a wallpaper collection under his Michalsky Living product line, created in collaboration with German market leader A.S. CrĂ©ation. He sees his new field of activity, which also includes the design of a sofa collection, as the perfect complement to his fashion collections.