Texture was out in force at all the big European trade fairs in January. Its message: the texture trend is nowhere near finished. Heimtextil, Paris Deco Off and Maison & Objet were all covered in gorgeous textures. These tactile delights were applied to almost every possible material.
We love how very different products—a leather hide, a throw, a bowl, a pouf and a chair—became kindred spirits through this medium. That all were shown in a delicious saffron hue was coincidental. Or was it? This color has been on The Trend Curve‘s recommendation list for almost a year. At the early 2020 fairs, saffron had even more visibility than it has had in the past.
We spotted an amazing leather that looked like tricked-out Persian lamb at Heimtextil. It’s from Artemida, a line of prestigious leathers created for the Italian brand Futura Leathers. Serigraph techniques gave the leather its extraordinary dimension.
Covo commingled industrial and artisanal elements in chunky, hand-crocheted neoprene baskets. Their Rebels pouf was a shaggy delight, made out of ever-so-soft fringe that was hand-woven in the same material.
Fluffy mohair-blend throws with raw edges were part of a new home accessories range by the Haas Brothers for L’Objet at Maison. Embroidery with an irregular pattern is known as vermiculation, a marking resembling tracks left by a worm.
Mohair also teamed up with alpaca bouclé wool in the gorgeous and super-soft Opio fabric from Fadini Borghi, shown at the Automobile Club of France, where Patrick Frey introduced new collections during Paris Deco Off. It comes in 13 colors, including Ambra (shown).
For a wider view of trends from all the important trade fairs, be sure to follow @trendcurve on Instagram, and look for the #trendcurveteam hashtag.