The Fabric of Life

The Fabric of Life

The Fabric of Life

The Fabric of Life

The Fabric of Life

Revival of textiles in living environments

Revival of textiles in living environments

Revival of textiles in living environments

Revival of textiles in living environments

Revival of textiles in living environments

December 16, 2019 | Report

The world of textiles is vast. As we get right up close and run our hands over the fabrics, we can have a chat about the material they are made from: cotton, velvet, felt, silk, linen. If we take a step back, we can look at the colours and patterns: azure blue, pearl white, geometric lines, floral shapes. And if we change our perspective once again and look at the big picture as a whole, we can see the stories the fabrics are trying to tell. The textile reveals cultural and historical aspects, as well as artistic and handicraft skills. And once again a new trend for our era: a longing for tradition, handicraft and a sense of feel. 

The world of textiles is vast. As we get right up close and run our hands over the fabrics, we can have a chat about the material they are made from: cotton, velvet, felt, silk, linen. If we take a step back, we can look at the colours and patterns: azure blue, pearl white, geometric lines, floral shapes. And if we change our perspective once again and look at the big picture as a whole, we can see the stories the fabrics are trying to tell. The textile reveals cultural and historical aspects, as well as artistic and handicraft skills. And once again a new trend for our era: a longing for tradition, handicraft and a sense of feel. 

The world of textiles is vast. As we get right up close and run our hands over the fabrics, we can have a chat about the material they are made from: cotton, velvet, felt, silk, linen. If we take a step back, we can look at the colours and patterns: azure blue, pearl white, geometric lines, floral shapes. And if we change our perspective once again and look at the big picture as a whole, we can see the stories the fabrics are trying to tell. The textile reveals cultural and historical aspects, as well as artistic and handicraft skills. And once again a new trend for our era: a longing for tradition, handicraft and a sense of feel. 

The world of textiles is vast. As we get right up close and run our hands over the fabrics, we can have a chat about the material they are made from: cotton, velvet, felt, silk, linen. If we take a step back, we can look at the colours and patterns: azure blue, pearl white, geometric lines, floral shapes. And if we change our perspective once again and look at the big picture as a whole, we can see the stories the fabrics are trying to tell. The textile reveals cultural and historical aspects, as well as artistic and handicraft skills. And once again a new trend for our era: a longing for tradition, handicraft and a sense of feel. 

The world of textiles is vast. As we get right up close and run our hands over the fabrics, we can have a chat about the material they are made from: cotton, velvet, felt, silk, linen. If we take a step back, we can look at the colours and patterns: azure blue, pearl white, geometric lines, floral shapes. And if we change our perspective once again and look at the big picture as a whole, we can see the stories the fabrics are trying to tell. The textile reveals cultural and historical aspects, as well as artistic and handicraft skills. And once again a new trend for our era: a longing for tradition, handicraft and a sense of feel. 

A chat with Luisa Kästle, a textile design graduate who is now a designer at SURTECO, about observing trends – and how a trend can be turned into a new decor.

A chat with Luisa Kästle, a textile design graduate who is now a designer at SURTECO, about observing trends – and how a trend can be turned into a new decor.

A chat with Luisa Kästle, a textile design graduate who is now a designer at SURTECO, about observing trends – and how a trend can be turned into a new decor.

A chat with Luisa Kästle, a textile design graduate who is now a designer at SURTECO, about observing trends – and how a trend can be turned into a new decor.

A chat with Luisa Kästle, a textile design graduate who is now a designer at SURTECO, about observing trends – and how a trend can be turned into a new decor.

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    Observing

    Observing

    Observing

    Observing

    Observing

    If you want to discover new trends, you need to be right in the middle of the action. In the middle of life, in the middle of society. Observing, changing perspectives and seeing connections. The evidence of these kinds of observations can be found on Luisa Kästle’s desk: catalogues, magazines, objects. And two important pieces of equipment that she must keep with her at all times. “I always have my camera and notebook with me. They help me to capture everything worth noting and everything that inspires me”, says Luisa as she swipes right on her iPad through the image gallery. Back to spring 2019. The photos are of fabrics. “This is where it all began with the latest new decor.” Right here. This is the “Spring fabric” in Munich on Prater Island. A retrospective.

    If you want to discover new trends, you need to be right in the middle of the action. In the middle of life, in the middle of society. Observing, changing perspectives and seeing connections. The evidence of these kinds of observations can be found on Luisa Kästle’s desk: catalogues, magazines, objects. And two important pieces of equipment that she must keep with her at all times. “I always have my camera and notebook with me. They help me to capture everything worth noting and everything that inspires me”, says Luisa as she swipes right on her iPad through the image gallery. Back to spring 2019. The photos are of fabrics. “This is where it all began with the latest new decor.” Right here. This is the “Spring fabric” in Munich on Prater Island. A retrospective.

    If you want to discover new trends, you need to be right in the middle of the action. In the middle of life, in the middle of society. Observing, changing perspectives and seeing connections. The evidence of these kinds of observations can be found on Luisa Kästle’s desk: catalogues, magazines, objects. And two important pieces of equipment that she must keep with her at all times. “I always have my camera and notebook with me. They help me to capture everything worth noting and everything that inspires me”, says Luisa as she swipes right on her iPad through the image gallery. Back to spring 2019. The photos are of fabrics. “This is where it all began with the latest new decor.” Right here. This is the “Spring fabric” in Munich on Prater Island. A retrospective.

    If you want to discover new trends, you need to be right in the middle of the action. In the middle of life, in the middle of society. Observing, changing perspectives and seeing connections. The evidence of these kinds of observations can be found on Luisa Kästle’s desk: catalogues, magazines, objects. And two important pieces of equipment that she must keep with her at all times. “I always have my camera and notebook with me. They help me to capture everything worth noting and everything that inspires me”, says Luisa as she swipes right on her iPad through the image gallery. Back to spring 2019. The photos are of fabrics. “This is where it all began with the latest new decor.” Right here. This is the “Spring fabric” in Munich on Prater Island. A retrospective.

    If you want to discover new trends, you need to be right in the middle of the action. In the middle of life, in the middle of society. Observing, changing perspectives and seeing connections. The evidence of these kinds of observations can be found on Luisa Kästle’s desk: catalogues, magazines, objects. And two important pieces of equipment that she must keep with her at all times. “I always have my camera and notebook with me. They help me to capture everything worth noting and everything that inspires me”, says Luisa as she swipes right on her iPad through the image gallery. Back to spring 2019. The photos are of fabrics. “This is where it all began with the latest new decor.” Right here. This is the “Spring fabric” in Munich on Prater Island. A retrospective.

    Experience

    Experience

    Experience

    Experience

    Experience

    Munich, Prater Island, Stoff Frühling. As the first brave citizens of Munich paddle in the cold waters of the Isar river and the beer gardens start to fill up with guests, pretzels and cold local beers; architects, designers and interior decorators from all over the world meet up on the banks of the Isar. And what brings them inside the former vinegar and spirit factory despite the sunny weather outside? International fabric manufacturers are presenting their latest collections, interior trends and new innovations in the textile and furnishing industry.

    Munich, Prater Island, Stoff Frühling. As the first brave citizens of Munich paddle in the cold waters of the Isar river and the beer gardens start to fill up with guests, pretzels and cold local beers; architects, designers and interior decorators from all over the world meet up on the banks of the Isar. And what brings them inside the former vinegar and spirit factory despite the sunny weather outside? International fabric manufacturers are presenting their latest collections, interior trends and new innovations in the textile and furnishing industry.

    Munich, Prater Island, Stoff Frühling. As the first brave citizens of Munich paddle in the cold waters of the Isar river and the beer gardens start to fill up with guests, pretzels and cold local beers; architects, designers and interior decorators from all over the world meet up on the banks of the Isar. And what brings them inside the former vinegar and spirit factory despite the sunny weather outside? International fabric manufacturers are presenting their latest collections, interior trends and new innovations in the textile and furnishing industry.

    Munich, Prater Island, Stoff Frühling. As the first brave citizens of Munich paddle in the cold waters of the Isar river and the beer gardens start to fill up with guests, pretzels and cold local beers; architects, designers and interior decorators from all over the world meet up on the banks of the Isar. And what brings them inside the former vinegar and spirit factory despite the sunny weather outside? International fabric manufacturers are presenting their latest collections, interior trends and new innovations in the textile and furnishing industry.

    Munich, Prater Island, Stoff Frühling. As the first brave citizens of Munich paddle in the cold waters of the Isar river and the beer gardens start to fill up with guests, pretzels and cold local beers; architects, designers and interior decorators from all over the world meet up on the banks of the Isar. And what brings them inside the former vinegar and spirit factory despite the sunny weather outside? International fabric manufacturers are presenting their latest collections, interior trends and new innovations in the textile and furnishing industry.

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    Lengths of fabric hang by the metre as fabric samples are on display everywhere. It’s a real pot-pourri of colours, materials, structures and designs, making it hard to let the eyes rest in one place. Luisa has a firm hold on her camera. With her other hand, she strokes the fabrics. All around her, other people are doing the same – enthusiastic people with a satisfied look on their faces.

    Lengths of fabric hang by the metre as fabric samples are on display everywhere. It’s a real pot-pourri of colours, materials, structures and designs, making it hard to let the eyes rest in one place. Luisa has a firm hold on her camera. With her other hand, she strokes the fabrics. All around her, other people are doing the same – enthusiastic people with a satisfied look on their faces.

    Lengths of fabric hang by the metre as fabric samples are on display everywhere. It’s a real pot-pourri of colours, materials, structures and designs, making it hard to let the eyes rest in one place. Luisa has a firm hold on her camera. With her other hand, she strokes the fabrics. All around her, other people are doing the same – enthusiastic people with a satisfied look on their faces.

    Lengths of fabric hang by the metre as fabric samples are on display everywhere. It’s a real pot-pourri of colours, materials, structures and designs, making it hard to let the eyes rest in one place. Luisa has a firm hold on her camera. With her other hand, she strokes the fabrics. All around her, other people are doing the same – enthusiastic people with a satisfied look on their faces.

    Lengths of fabric hang by the metre as fabric samples are on display everywhere. It’s a real pot-pourri of colours, materials, structures and designs, making it hard to let the eyes rest in one place. Luisa has a firm hold on her camera. With her other hand, she strokes the fabrics. All around her, other people are doing the same – enthusiastic people with a satisfied look on their faces.

    Connections

    Connections

    Connections

    Connections

    Connections

    Back to today. Luisa places a grey cotton bag on the table. She brought it back from the trade fair. “This fine texture has a special fascination for me.” Whilst it may be easy to find plenty of designers at a fabric fair, all of whom are enthusiastic about textiles, they all confirm one thing: “There is an increasing desire for textiles in the living environment. At the same time, people are looking for natural looks and feels.” That’s precisely why, in the SURTECO Design Factory, the designers have transformed the “fabric sample” into a new decor. It’s not just about copying, it's about fulfilling customers’ needs to bring the trend for textile structures to life as a decor.

    Back to today. Luisa places a grey cotton bag on the table. She brought it back from the trade fair. “This fine texture has a special fascination for me.” Whilst it may be easy to find plenty of designers at a fabric fair, all of whom are enthusiastic about textiles, they all confirm one thing: “There is an increasing desire for textiles in the living environment. At the same time, people are looking for natural looks and feels.” That’s precisely why, in the SURTECO Design Factory, the designers have transformed the “fabric sample” into a new decor. It’s not just about copying, it's about fulfilling customers’ needs to bring the trend for textile structures to life as a decor.

    Back to today. Luisa places a grey cotton bag on the table. She brought it back from the trade fair. “This fine texture has a special fascination for me.” Whilst it may be easy to find plenty of designers at a fabric fair, all of whom are enthusiastic about textiles, they all confirm one thing: “There is an increasing desire for textiles in the living environment. At the same time, people are looking for natural looks and feels.” That’s precisely why, in the SURTECO Design Factory, the designers have transformed the “fabric sample” into a new decor. It’s not just about copying, it's about fulfilling customers’ needs to bring the trend for textile structures to life as a decor.

    Back to today. Luisa places a grey cotton bag on the table. She brought it back from the trade fair. “This fine texture has a special fascination for me.” Whilst it may be easy to find plenty of designers at a fabric fair, all of whom are enthusiastic about textiles, they all confirm one thing: “There is an increasing desire for textiles in the living environment. At the same time, people are looking for natural looks and feels.” That’s precisely why, in the SURTECO Design Factory, the designers have transformed the “fabric sample” into a new decor. It’s not just about copying, it's about fulfilling customers’ needs to bring the trend for textile structures to life as a decor.

    Back to today. Luisa places a grey cotton bag on the table. She brought it back from the trade fair. “This fine texture has a special fascination for me.” Whilst it may be easy to find plenty of designers at a fabric fair, all of whom are enthusiastic about textiles, they all confirm one thing: “There is an increasing desire for textiles in the living environment. At the same time, people are looking for natural looks and feels.” That’s precisely why, in the SURTECO Design Factory, the designers have transformed the “fabric sample” into a new decor. It’s not just about copying, it's about fulfilling customers’ needs to bring the trend for textile structures to life as a decor.

    “Textile decors meet the trend for urban lifestyles, as well as the need for natural looks and feels and textured surfaces.”

    “Textile decors meet the trend for urban lifestyles, as well as the need for natural looks and feels and textured surfaces.”

    “Textile decors meet the trend for urban lifestyles, as well as the need for natural looks and feels and textured surfaces.”

    “Textile decors meet the trend for urban lifestyles, as well as the need for natural looks and feels and textured surfaces.”

    “Textile decors meet the trend for urban lifestyles, as well as the need for natural looks and feels and textured surfaces.”

    Luisa Kästle

    Luisa Kästle

    Luisa Kästle

    Luisa Kästle

    Luisa Kästle

    Implementation

    Implementation

    Implementation

    Implementation

    Implementation

    “The ‘Avril’ decor is the impression of a natural woven fabric. A textile with 3D effect, with fibres running horizontally and vertically. With tiny knots in the fibres, which have the hand-crafted feel of a yarn woven by hand,” explains Luisa. The decor transforms surfaces into cosy objects you want to touch.

    “The ‘Avril’ decor is the impression of a natural woven fabric. A textile with 3D effect, with fibres running horizontally and vertically. With tiny knots in the fibres, which have the hand-crafted feel of a yarn woven by hand,” explains Luisa. The decor transforms surfaces into cosy objects you want to touch.

    “The ‘Avril’ decor is the impression of a natural woven fabric. A textile with 3D effect, with fibres running horizontally and vertically. With tiny knots in the fibres, which have the hand-crafted feel of a yarn woven by hand,” explains Luisa. The decor transforms surfaces into cosy objects you want to touch.

    “The ‘Avril’ decor is the impression of a natural woven fabric. A textile with 3D effect, with fibres running horizontally and vertically. With tiny knots in the fibres, which have the hand-crafted feel of a yarn woven by hand,” explains Luisa. The decor transforms surfaces into cosy objects you want to touch.

    “The ‘Avril’ decor is the impression of a natural woven fabric. A textile with 3D effect, with fibres running horizontally and vertically. With tiny knots in the fibres, which have the hand-crafted feel of a yarn woven by hand,” explains Luisa. The decor transforms surfaces into cosy objects you want to touch.

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    In a richly contrasting combination with soft woods, “Avril” radiates a homely, Scandinavian style, whilst the woven fabric look provides a warming balance to the sober industrial interior.
    And the name? Luisa laughs. “The name of this exceptional design is really quite easy to work out. When we started developing the design, it was April.”

    In a richly contrasting combination with soft woods, “Avril” radiates a homely, Scandinavian style, whilst the woven fabric look provides a warming balance to the sober industrial interior.
    And the name? Luisa laughs. “The name of this exceptional design is really quite easy to work out. When we started developing the design, it was April.”

    In a richly contrasting combination with soft woods, “Avril” radiates a homely, Scandinavian style, whilst the woven fabric look provides a warming balance to the sober industrial interior.
    And the name? Luisa laughs. “The name of this exceptional design is really quite easy to work out. When we started developing the design, it was April.”

    In a richly contrasting combination with soft woods, “Avril” radiates a homely, Scandinavian style, whilst the woven fabric look provides a warming balance to the sober industrial interior.
    And the name? Luisa laughs. “The name of this exceptional design is really quite easy to work out. When we started developing the design, it was April.”

    In a richly contrasting combination with soft woods, “Avril” radiates a homely, Scandinavian style, whilst the woven fabric look provides a warming balance to the sober industrial interior.
    And the name? Luisa laughs. “The name of this exceptional design is really quite easy to work out. When we started developing the design, it was April.”

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    SURTECO Designer
    Luisa Kästle

    SURTECO Designer
    Luisa Kästle

    SURTECO Designer
    Luisa Kästle

    SURTECO Designer
    Luisa Kästle

    SURTECO Designer
    Luisa Kästle

    At SURTECO, responsible for:  Product and decor development, focussing on kitchens, bathrooms and furniture  

    At SURTECO, responsible for:  Product and decor development, focussing on kitchens, bathrooms and furniture  

    Always there when on the go:  Tape measure, lipstick, mobile phone and of course something to write with as I often get ideas when I’m out and about. 

    Current favourite trend:  Mixing materials and colours. There are no rules, everything can be combined. 

    Munich Stoff Frühling

    Munich Stoff Frühling

    Munich Stoff Frühling

    Munich Stoff Frühling

    Munich Stoff Frühling

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    Stoff Frühling is the showroom event for architects, designers, interior designers and decorators. Fabric manufacturers and textile editors present their latest new products and trends at various locations in Munich. Shuttle buses make it easy for visitors to travel from one location to the next. The city exhibition is accompanied by an exciting supporting programme including guided tours, an award ceremony and much more besides.

    Next date for 2020: 12 to 15 March

    Stoff Frühling is the showroom event for architects, designers, interior designers and decorators. Fabric manufacturers and textile editors present their latest new products and trends at various locations in Munich. Shuttle buses make it easy for visitors to travel from one location to the next. The city exhibition is accompanied by an exciting supporting programme including guided tours, an award ceremony and much more besides.

    Next date for 2020: 12 to 15 March

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