With a venerable history behind them, Germany’s high-tech textile design company Apelt has been translating precision-crafted textiles into luxurious and modern home furnishings since the middle of the century and tapping into a market that values authentic, long-lasting goods. The small-scale soft furnishings company, which founder Alfred Apelt brought to life with a train carriage full of yarn in 1951, looks very different to today’s state-of-the-art weaving mill in Oberkirch, Baden-Württemberg. Under the founder’s capable management, the company expanded
rapidly and kept pace with global advancements in the field of textiles, becoming an early adopter of modern techniques for weaving, crocheting, textile production and design.