Colors 2013/14. Heimtextil 2013.
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Heimtextil 2013 presents color trends visually and emotionally, being mindful how they affect people’s behaviour, influence our society and our lives, and give us reason to invest in concepts and products that represent clear values. With the help of an international team of specialists that looks at the past to see the future. The themes are presented using four representative personalities, each with his or her own hopes, desires, aspirations and ideas. [ details ]
[ the historian ] (above) A treasurer of the past, seeking value and discovering ways to make history relevant to contemporary life. Partial to noble products of supreme craft and artisanship with aristocratic élan. key terms: craftsmanship, enchantment, storytelling, richness, embellishment, opulent, ornate, detailed, quilted, embroidered, metallic, gold, armour, embossed, ornaments, lace, openwork, filigree, silk sheen, jacquard, pearlescent, futuristic crafts, laser-cut, carved, oriental flavour
[ the eccentric ] A hunter and collector, chasing the exquisite and the unique, cherishing and mixing discoveries with daring eclecticism. Assembles flamboyant concepts that have a timeless quality and an extremely decorative character. key terms: flamboyance, passion, decorative, arts & crafts, curiosities, unique, origin, folkloric, exotic, tribal, poetic, eclectic, timeless, light-hearted, humour, suiting-inspired, herringbones, flowers, chintz, oriental, patterns, accessories, patina, trims, floating yarns, feathers, gobelin
[ the inventor ] An intelligent free thinker, experimenting and researching solutions to make life fulfilling, fun and exciting. Fond of concepts in which function meets fun, wellness and entertainment. Eager to leave a personal trace on designs. key terms: challenging, performing, smart, wellness, entertainment, sensorial, kinetic, interactive, fun, play, experiential, decorative, dimensional, tactile, openwork, grids, bonded, welded, comfort, soft, foamy, moulded, padded, technical, iridescent, featherweight, illuminative
[ the geologist ] A nature lover, preserving as well as exploring the deepest layers of the earth and digging down for the unseen and the unexpected. Values the precious imperfections of geological textures, the science of nature and its surreal quality. key terms: explore, imperfections, geological, organic, erosion, oxidation, science, surreal, distorted, gradient, venomous, marled, viral, iridescence, metallic, crystals, reflections, plissés, jacquard, leather, paper, bark, mineral, ores, copper, raw, rustic, traces, granulated, crackled