Textile design is a wonderful discipline in which art meets craft and design. One of the brightest and best houses to look to for high quality textiles by notable designers is Maharam.
Currently, the Maharam site (which, by the way, is beautifully designed) houses not only a wonderful spring collection, but also an online exhibit called "Textiles of the Twentieth Century" featuring the work of such designers as Gio Ponti, Verner Panton, George Nelson and Arne Jacobsen.
Take a peek and let the colors and forms inspire and excite you. They really are magnificent, and it is also interesting to see how the forms and shapes in the textiles have influenced styles today.