What’s new in textiles? To answer this question, the drapilux design studio talks with customers, is inspired by developments – and takes part in events hosted by the industry, in order to spot the latest trends. This was also the case during a visit to the Salone del Mobile in April. The furniture trade fair in Milan is one of the key fairs for architects, interior decorators as well as designers and creative minds. We noticed that cool and pastel shades are on the way out – warmth is in.
Two drapilux designers and a colleague from the marketing department visited the Salone del Mobile in Italy in mid-April and are still talking about it back in the office. There were sensational design events everywhere, not only at the trade fair but in the entire city too. Themes included the history of crafts, plastic and recycling, trendy colour worlds and new arrivals. The overall concept was nevertheless decisive: premium products, presentations and colour schemes were all in perfect harmony.
The new arrivals from drapilux are undoubtedly on-trend. First and foremost, the earthy red and brown shades as well as natural colours are must-haves in the home furnishings sector. Cool pastel shades are on their way out – warm colours are in. The trend is heading towards earthy, natural shades featuring a lot of red.
Shades of ochre, brown and green dictate the setting. Dark and muted shades of green are gaining ground and could soon overtake the current blue tones.
Mini patterns, rugged textures and woollen looks – these are this season’s main themes. A robust woollen look appears in the new drapilux melange package. This is primarily geared towards hotels as a target group. The designs range from block stripes in harmoniously combined colours, an interrupted stripe with a sophisticated change in the weave and a stylised, floral Jacquard design.
The woollen look is created by introducing a Trevira CS thread with a dye-resistant black component in the fibre which is used exclusively by drapilux.
Large-scale prints are the name of the game this year – whether it be a self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh or huge blossoms.