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Heimtextil: Geometrics rule

Follman and other companies’ Wallpaper Competence network opted for a geometric trend for its 2019/2020 wallpaper calendar.

The network, consisting of the Follmann, Kämmerer, M-Design Edgar Meyer, Saueressig and SPGPrints, sees all calendar motifs based on triangles, squares, hexagons, diamonds, or lines that are either meandering or linear.

The Floating Triangles motif, the first motif of the 2019 wallpaper calendar, is adorned with wavy and curved turquoise and black triangles in various sizes. The black background creates a lacquer effect, with the embossed foam providing structure.

The Static Triangles motif (pictured) consists of oppositely arranged triangles in the colours of black, silver, brown, gold and beige, which create a harmonious look. Silver mottled triangles create a contrast. The golden hue was achieved by toning the silver ink, a technique that gives designers a variety of design options. A special matte effect is created by the aqueous soft-touch foam used for the black areas.

On the Hexagon Spots motif, colourful overlapping hexagons are depicted. This geometric motif has pearlescent and lacquer finishes, which are achieved through the use of effect inks.

May’s motif Optical Illusion, which features a grid pattern in the background, is characterised by special haptic effects and an interference effect. To create the lines that bulge from the centre outwards, silver was printed on black structural foam.

The June motif Dancing Dice is arranged in steps. Here, too, the golden hue was achieved by toning the silver colour. The special effects are created by black textured ink and an aqueous soft-touch foam.

The July motif Shifted Straights consists of short lines, with a repeating sequence of colours that give the impression that they are displaced. This motif, which uses coated plastisols as a substrate and was printed digitally, impresses with its fibreglass effect and the effect of shiftedlines.

While in the background of the August motif Honeycomb, a filigree honeycomb pattern can be seen, the foreground shows five large honeycomb hexagons. For this motif, too, the silver colour was toned to achieve the golden hue. The Alcantara foam also creates a soft-touch effect.

In the foreground of the September motif Squares, there are six differently sized squares in coordinated colours. Fine-grained smooth foam was used for the smallest, white square closest to the observer. The subtle diamond pattern in the background also shines with a pearlescent effect.

The October motif Overlapped Grid, which consists of several lines printed on top of each other that produce a grid look, impresses with both matt and brilliant pearlescent effects.

Four colours were used for the November motif Lightning Lines. While an effect-creating silver was used for the grey-silver mottled areas, the green lines and dark grey areas generate the haptic effect. In addition, the green is a noctilucent colour that charges in daylight and then glows in the dark.

The December motif Nova, which was printed digitally, shows how a certain design can achieve effects. The lines that emerge from one particular spot in the picture create the impression of an explosion. In addition, the structures were achieved by using a special coating.

Into 2020 and the puristic January motif Ice Cube boasts a subtle check pattern. To achieve the haptic effect, the white colour was printed in several layers on top of each other. Fine smoothing foam were used for this motif.

The February 2020 motif Magic Cube shows a yellow cube that sometimes appears in the background and sometimes in the foreground. The design thus creates an optical illusion. In addition, the cube has been printed with a floral scent that is released when touched.