Heimtextil HP

At the beginning of January I was invited to travel to Frankfurt with HP to attend Heimtextil – the industry’s biggest and most important international trade fair for home and contract textiles and I am so excited to finally share my trip with you. If you follow me on social media you may have already seen that this opportunity marked my first trip abroad for Lust Living, which made it even more exciting.

For as long as I can remember we have had HP printers, if your Dad says they’re the best, then they must be right? So it was no surprise to discover how excelled HP’s technology actually is. HP’s stand was nothing but spectacular, covered wall to floor to light shades to seating with HP prints, and they were showcasing their latex printers, including this whopper of a printer – the HP Latex 1500 Printer – seriously it’s as long as a van guys… I was slightly scared to stand too close once I heard how much this beast costs. But it’s no surprise when you learn it’s capability. Latex printing allows you to print on paper, textiles, canvas, wallpaper, vinyl and more – even the lamp shades and the pouffes on the HP stand were printed using this technology, it can be used in bathrooms and kitchens – and what’s more (and so important today), it’s a green and emission-free technology.

I would love to get a feature wallpaper for my bathroom – I think it’s so clever that they are suitable for kitchens and bathrooms because they’re the type of rooms you pick your (expensive) tiles and you’re stuck with them for the next 10 years then… and even then they’re are a nightmare to remove. This technology will allow you to change up these types of spaces much easier – and the quality of the prints is incredible – just take a look for yourself.

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THE PRINTS

HP had collaborated with wallpaper experts Robin Sprong Wallpapers and Flavor Paper (Jon Sherman) to create the impressive stand using the HP latex technology to print their work – everything you see on the HP stands are their stunning designs and it was fantastic to meet them and chat to them about their thoughts on the technology and upcoming trends that we will be seeing.

“I think naturals are going to remain a strong trend in 2017. A lot of trends come from Pantone giving their colour and theme for each year. I think we’ll see a lot more around geology, especially things like bones and marble. There’s a lot of concern around global warming and people are going to be a lot more nature-orientated.”

Robin Sprong

Hear that guys? Marble is staying strong…(obviously).

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YES THAT’S MAGNETIC WALLPAPER – SERIOUSLY WOW!

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HEIMTEXTIL 2017 TRENDS

A little bonus to the trip was meeting three lovely other bloggers – Amanda (also from the UK) The Ana Mum Diary, Aurélie from Lili in Wonderland in Paris and last but not least, Italian Ilaria from the Netherlands – IDA Interior Lifestyle. We were shown around the show to see the latest textile trends which was really exciting to see what’s going to be up and coming from a design perceptive as well as the technology…

“I think design is really pushing to the forefront… now it’s a question of who can think it through to the next level and really take it someplace else, especially in the marriage of materials and concept. What can you do with a wall? It’s a generally 2D surface and can you make it feel more than that? This is really where the future lies…”

Jon Sherman

It’s exciting to think of the possibilities of latex printing in 10 years time when it’s capable of so much today.

Oh and one last thing, if you’re visiting Frankfurt any time soon be sure to make a trip to Holbein’s for the most delicious dining experience – I was fat as a pig after but boy was it worth it. Thank you HP (and the wonderful Ren) for a fantastic trip, I look forward to seeing what HP technology comes up with next…

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