Hands-On With Schumacher Fabrics

Why everything we thought we knew about reupholstering was wrong

What happens when you combine hand-me-down furniture and traditional fabrics with one of NYC’s best-loved designers? The answer is two reinvented chairs that stay true to their roots. The pleasantly surprising path to these old-meets-new results started with a practical and common enough scenario: furniture that badly needed reupholstering. Like many who undertake their own home decor projects, I was short on time but long on …

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 …