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Elizabeth Whelan’s High-Tech Textiles

Elizabeth Whelan’s High-Tech Textiles

Creating high-performance weaves for Humanscale, Nike and Tumi, among others, the textile designer gets ready for her next big move.

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26 days ago

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An Enchanting Textile Installation in Vienna

An Enchanting Textile Installation in Vienna

With Back in 5 min, a furniture and textile installation in an Empire-style manse, artist and designer Robert Stadler puts a modern spin on 19th century design.

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September 17, 2014

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5 Fun and Hard-Working Fabrics

5 Fun and Hard-Working Fabrics

Drawing inspiration from fashion and wildlife, these new textiles for commercial, hospitality and institutional settings are anything but dull. Here are five standouts from the likes of HBF Textiles, Momentum and Designtex.

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July 18, 2014

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10 Great Hospitality Furnishings at HD Expo

10 Great Hospitality Furnishings at HD Expo

On until May 16, Las Vegas hosts the Hospitality Design Expo, a showroom event and conference tailored to designers of hotels, restaurants, clubs and spas. Here, we take a look at some of the contract furniture and textiles hitting Sin City.

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May 14, 2014

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Beauty Underfoot

Beauty Underfoot

Inspired by the skills of its Afghan weavers, Arzu develops stunning rugs designed by star architects.

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July 8, 2013

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Six Great Textiles from NeoCon

Six Great Textiles from NeoCon

From super-strong knits to fabrics that have been twice recycled, these tantalizing textiles from the likes of Maharam, CF Stinson, Designtex and others caught our eye at last week’s NeoCon.

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June 20, 2013

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Dispatch: Heimtextil’s Standout Artisans

Dispatch: Heimtextil’s Standout Artisans

These four designers – including Beatrice Waanders, who created this stunning wall hanging – stole the spotlight for their handcrafted coverings at Frankfurt’s all-encompassing textile show.

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January 17, 2013

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Dispatch from Heimtextil: Flower Power

Dispatch from Heimtextil: Flower Power

With ample floral patterns, from hand-painted to digitized, exhibitors at Frankfurt’s giant textile fair bring the outdoors in.

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January 16, 2013

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Dispatch: Heimtextil’s Hottest Wall Coverings

Dispatch: Heimtextil’s Hottest Wall Coverings

At Frankfurt’s massive textile expo, the biggest wall covering trends were photorealism and tactility, as seen in the many attention-grabbing fabrics that fooled the eye and begged to be touched.

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January 14, 2013

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This Week: Heimtextil

This Week: Heimtextil

We check out the latest fabric trends at the world’s largest trade show devoted to residential and commercial textiles, which kicks off this week.

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January 7, 2013

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