Nature is a constant source of color, pattern and design inspiration. But lately, linear forms and geometric patterns have meant more than anything organic. At the recent Showtime textiles market, that all began to change.
Nature was alluded to in non-specific, allover designs suggesting marble at De Leo and agates and crystals at Home Fabrics. Faux bois (fake wood) looks appeared at 14karat Home, while concentric repeats recalled sliced tree trunks at Kravet. Valdese Weavers‘ pattern looked like water reflecting the sunlight. Robert Allen showed a new approach to animal-skin designs, and JB Martin‘s design suggested tendrils.
This countertrend to geometric purity also fits with trend toward texture, which will continue to grow and evolve for at least two years to come.