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 …

North Home’s Melville Island Collection

An upholstery collection of hand screen printed textiles by Aboriginal Australians

In only a handful of months, Australia’s North Home has moved beyond their debut collection of homewares and released a striking new line of textiles for upholstery. The Melville Island collection does more than take inspiration from indigenous artists; the range features Aboriginal designs, which are then hand screen printed—with tremendous attention to detail. For the Melville Island collection, North creative director Jenna Tipuamantumirri actually …

Chicken Footstools

Handcrafted ottomans with a farm-fresh look

For the young biodynamic agriculture aficionado, fitting furniture can be hard to find in a modern world overrun by steel and glass. Combining supreme quality with pure novelty, City Girl Farm’s Chicken Footstools offer a rustic but rich, zoomorphic alternative to the traditional ottoman. Inspired in part by the sheep ottomans of French artist Francois Lalanne, farm founder and artist Sally Jane Ebright says she …