Innovations for Heimtextil 2016

The fabric producer Junkers & Müllers is right on trend with the product innovations that the company will be presenting at the Heimtextil in January in Frankfurt. The new collection of roller blinds is entitled "URBAN NATURE".
This keyword represents a new relationship between city life and experience of nature. Both of these areas can no longer be considered opposing. The modern city dweller does not make a distinction any more. In place of anonymous consumption, a greater awareness of sustainability is becoming more and more relevant. And this also changes the way in which we live. The new fabric developments from Junkers & Müllers are a response to this trend.
Contrasting, on the one hand, organic designs from the world of plants with a graphically reduced implementation. Panicle and grass motifs are, for example, stylised into exciting silhouettes. On the other hand, opposing material look-and-feels are combined, such as a metal print on the bast-like base fabric PORTO. A particular highlight is the three-dimensional print RIALTO VELVET. Here, a new basic product is employed with an elegant transverse structure thanks to the threads used. The velvety print creates an attractive haptic effect and a look that constantly changes in accordance with the lighting.
The selection of colours also reflect the ambivalence of the topic. Rich shades of green on the one hand, alongside grey and silver tones, and white/white effects on the other.
And the plain products also have innovations to offer. On the one hand, the linen-like product LIMA, which is now available with a pearlescent surface. The natural slubby-structure of the product provides an interesting contrast to the glossy effect.
Fabrics in maxi-format are another of the key subjects. For example, flame resistant semi-transparent and blackout fabrics with widths in excess of 3 metres. There will be also introduced fabrics with aluminium backing in widths of up to 2.90 m. With these developments, Junkers & Müllers is responding to the requirements made by the current architectural design. Large windows and extensive glass facades are playing an increasing role.