Home textiles invade furniture fair

It may be called a furniture show, but certainly the exhibitors of rugs and home textiles products were major forces at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair here last week.

Rug suppliers, from small crafts design houses to major players, brought new looks to the show — well beyond what they typically introduce at mainstream home textiles and home furnishings events. One of the interesting elements in the rug offerings was the trend toward art form designs — many designs resembled paintings on fabric.

An important side light of the rug business, which is mostly imports at this show, is the emphasis placed on compliance with international regulations on employment practices.

Quilts were important, and the trend at this show was for contemporary interpretations of classic motifs. Machine quilts and kid's sizes are moving into the show for mainstream retailers and designers. Designs were not ordinary and were created to bring a smile to a viewer's face.

Decorative pillows were prolific and, unlike many home textiles shows, both materials colors and embellishments were unique.

Home & Textiles Today Staff | News & Commentary

 Home Textiles Today is the market-leading brand covering the home and textiles markets, offering a comprehensive package of print and online products. Home & Textiles Today provides industry news, product trends and introductions, exclusive industry research, consumer data, store operations solutions, trade show news and much more.

Featured Video

  • 1200 Suppliers are Ready for You at Intertextile Shanghai

    Camera Icon More Videos

Subscribe to
Home & Textiles Today eDaily
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

CURRENT ISSUE

HTT August 2017

See the August 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Top 50 Retailing Giants Report, plus Manufacturing: Made in the USA gaining ground; International: Portugal ramping up exports; New products: NY Now home textiles introductions; Outlook: Commentary from H&TT's editors; and Planning: Trade show calendar.

See details!