International trade show Ambiente (February 7-11 Frankfurt) has revealed the spectacular array of innovative housewares products that will make up its Solutions exhibition. These will be showcased in the foyer of Hall 4.0, with short videos to show the benefits of each exhibit, as well as a Solutions brochure for visitors to take away.
Selected by London based designer Sebastian Bergne, 185 submissions were whittled down to just 28 exhibits of well designed, Innovative and useful kitchen and home products. These include sustainable environmental solutions, multifunctional products for today’s urban world, and everyday aids for people with their own specific nutritional needs or preferences.
Solutions 2020 will feature Addis’ Fold Flat Laundry Basket, Full Circle’s Scrub Queen toilet brush, Joseph Joseph’s Easy Store shower wiper, Remoska’s Tria multi-cooker and the Kilner Fermentation Set from The Rayware Group.
Other hiighlights of the Solutions exhibition include:
Coconut fibre scourers by Green Pioneer
Coconut fibre – also known as coir – is highly moisture-resistant. This makes them resistant to fungi and bacteria, so they last a long time in your kitchen but are also chemical-free and therefore biodegradable.
Go-anywhere cutlery by Koziol
Klikk is an an on-the-go cutlery set by Koziol that is lightweight, saves space and can easily be clipped together and separated. The designer is Cairn Young from London, who was inspired by the high Japanese art of joinery (and assembling and fitting together objects in an aesthetic, intelligent way).
Veggie Drinks Maker by Lékué
This consists of two stackable containers with a filter system that will absorb all the nutrients of walnuts, almonds, beansprouts or dried fruit into water, creating a lactose-free drink in which all the ingredients are natural and without additives.
Tasting spoon and tweezers by Triangle
FinalTouch is a multifunctional tasting spoon by the German family business Triangle in Solingen. It combines a spoon and tweezers, allowing you to taste, garnish and accurately arrange a dish, using a single piece of equipment.
The full line-up of Solutions Selection 2020 is:
Fold Flat Laundry Basket (Addis Housewares), air up drinks bottle (air up), Chikio bagasse dishes (Cookplay), Zenker paper muffin moulds made from cocoa shells (Fackelmann), glass scrapers (Fackelmann), Tidy&Store storage boxes (Fratelli Guzzini), Scrub Queen toilet brush (Full Circle), Invictus One handheld vacuum cleaner (Genius), EcoCoconut Fibre pot scourers (Green Pioneer), A Slice of Green Organic Cotton cleaning pads (Green Pioneer), Spin table lantern (Höfats), Revolution barista jug (ILSA), Easy Store shower wiper (Joseph Joseph), Galing banana fibre bag (Klatt Objects), Klikk cutlery set (Koziol), Lunchbag To Go two-in-one bag (Lékué), Veggie Drinks Maker (Lékué), Laib&Seele burger bun tray (RBV Birkmann), Re-Move set of steak knives (Laguiole en Aubrac), Remoska Tria multi-cooker (Remoska), SES 10 built-in vacuum cleaner (ritterwerk), MVB – Life & Living Backpack, wbottle tea bottle, Finger Toothbrush, GIGI Baby 360° toothbrush plus Masher Spoon & Bowl Set (all from The Hong Kong Exporters’ Association), Kilner Fermentation Set (The Rayware Group), FinalTouch tasting spoon and tweezers (Triangle).
When making his selection, Sebastian was assisted in advisory capacity by Dr Claudia Wasser, editor-in-chief of Germany’s Trend & Style magazine, and Sophie Lamigeon, editor of the French magazine Home Fashion News.
Top: Solutions curator Sebastian Berne making the selection of exhibits, assisted by trade press editors, Claudia Wasser and Sophie Lamigeon.