Heimtextil, International Trade Show for Home Textiles

The leading producers of upholstery fabrics, wallpapers, ready-made products for the bed, bath and table

Inside of Heimtextil, the exposition presents a must-see forecasting area for industry professionals. Here, design and lifestyle developments are brought to life by seven research and innovation agencies from around Europe. For the 2018 edition London-based FranklinTill Studio acts as the coordinator and took care of the artistic and content direction of the entire space. The main theme, “The Future is Urban,” originates from a …

Direct-to-Consumer Cookware by Made In

Premium, practical products made in the USA that can elevate any home cook's game

On a mission to shake things up, Made In cookware launches today. The premium, direct-to-consumer cookware company was founded by Boston-based Bradford “Chip” Malt and Jake Kalick to offer everyday cooks with high-quality equipment at affordable prices. The other significant mission was to provide people with only what’s necessary—no huge sets of multiple pans if you just need one. Products can be purchased individually, in …

COVE by Zaha Hadid Design for Boffi

A completely customizable sink and stovetop kitchen island

Even a quick glimpse at the late Dame Zaha Hadid‘s COVE kitchen for Boffi reveals the signature stylings of the acclaimed architect. The freestanding unit’s smooth geometry makes reference to the curvilinear design of the MAXXI Museum of Art in Rome and even the curves of the cultural center of Baku. As for materials, they’ve been kept to hand-finished natural stone, a select wood veneer …

Samsung’s Family Hub

Featuring a touchscreen and a suite of apps, this fridge adds to any smart-home

The concept of a smart home requires tiny innovations in unexpected places. Lights that turn on upon verbal request, air conditioning that adjusts remotely—this is the ever-evolving world of the home, in which everything is designed to think a little bit. The results are oftentimes brilliant; sometimes unnecessary, but it seems that eventually, almost every appliance in our homes will have a computerized, internet-connected brain. …

Grundig and the Future of Food, Design and Interaction

The appliance-maker thinks about the home, but also the globe

When it comes to designing and engineering household appliances, one of the most significant issues is energy and water consumption. But the waste of other precious resources (like food) is also the driving force behind Grundig‘s most recent projects. The brand—whose mantra is “Respect For Food”—was founded in 1930 by Max Grundig and started off making radios, now they make 500+ products for every room …