Top Trends and Favorites from Heimtextil 2015

I headed to Frankfurt, Germany to check out Heimtextil 2015, the leading international home and contract textiles fair that showcased 2,759 exhibitors from 68 countries. Covering everything from wallpaper, towels, bedding, fabric, to surface designs, the fair had it all when it came to colors, patterns, textures, and trends – so much so that it could leave your mind spinning. Take a look at some of our favorites from the show.


Fell hard for the graphic, tribal-inspired wallpaper from Netherlands-based brand, Eijffinger.


This wallpaper with a three-dimensional pattern was designed by Lars Contzen for A.S. Création was pretty trippy.


Graham & Brown launched a host of new wallpapers, many of which are super easy to hang and remove later if needed. Loved the wood grain pattern of their Driftwood Brown print, which is part of their Superfresco Easy wallpaper where you paint the paste on the wall and not the wallpaper – meaning no soaking. It peels off easily with no scrapers or steamers needed!

Left: Printed on HP PVC-free Wall Paper \\\ Right: Printed on Neenah Lahnstein  varitess® 938.150

Left: Printed on HP PVC-free Wall Paper \\\ Right: Printed on Neenah Lahnstein varitess® 938.150

While printed on two different papers, this bold geometric pattern was part of HP’s display of digital wall coverings.


The cozy, Nordic-inspired blankets and pillows from David Fussenegger paired bright colors with warm grey.


Domingos De Sousa presented fun bath towels and bath mats with pops of neon.


Frohstoff designs all kinds of textiles, like tea towels, tote bags and aprons, that are screen printed by hand with various animals and other fun patterns in black, white, or neon inks.


Grund partnered with Karim Rashid to launch a collection of bath mats featuring his signature, colorful patterns.


Along with the bath mats, Rashid designed a series bathroom accessories that complement the mats.


German company Kleine Wolke had a display of geometric bedding featuring gradient, watercolor-like hues.


Lumatex is a Portuguese textile company that produces modern bed covers out of Jacquard fabric.


Loved all the subtle triangular patterns in various shades of blue on this duvet cover from Dutch company Beddinghouse.


Studio Kelkka is a Finnish company that designs surface patterns in a broad range of patterns from simple, Scandinavian ones to fresh, bold ones.

Studio Kelkka

Studio Kelkka


Osaka-based Design&Planning Easel’s mind-blowing hand-painted patterns were and are completely frame-worthy on their own.

Design&Planning Easel

Design&Planning Easel


Paris-based designer Marie Adeline creates gorgeous patterned textiles.


FAF Design presented a captivating and eclectic collection of patterns and surface designs.

FAF Design

FAF Design

FAF Design

FAF Design

FAF Design

FAF Design

Our trip to Heimtextil was generously provided to us by Messe Frankfurt.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.