HousewaresNews.net presents some of the sights, textures and even smells with a selection of photos from Ambiente 2020 (Frankfurt February 7-11).
Top: Scent-sational: Air Up’s Philipp Lelewel shows a new concept in water bottles at Ambiente. A plastic (recyclable) ring placed around the top of the bottle infused with a variety of scents, including peach and cucumber. Scented air bubbles released as a person drinks |”makes the brain think it is flavoured water – it’s very healthy,” says Philipp.
With over 100 thousand bottles sold in Germany since Air Up’s launch in August 2019, the bottles were been a popular attraction at Ambiente, with the opportunity to test the scent flavoured water. “We plan to go international in the second half of this year,” says Philipp.
Above: Grabbing the eye and reinforcing its Swiss heritage, Kuhn Rikon’s stand had a mini Matterhorn mountain (displaying the company’s many milestone products) and a ski gondola. Kuhn Rikon md, Edward Margetts takes a seat along with iconic Duromatic Pressure Cookers.
Above: KitchenAid’s hero products included its new KitchenAid Artisan K400 Blender, which –thanks to its thee part blending system – can “grind and blend tougher ingredients very smoothly to get the best from flavours,” states Alberto Fiasconaro (head of brand and communication for KitchenAid SDA and MDA EMEA). Flavoursome, nutrient packed smoothies were created on the stand so visitors could see the Blender in action. It can even grind nuts.
HousewaresNews.Net’s Jo Howard is pictured with the giant KitchenAid Artisan K400 Blender.
Above: Bugatti’s tactile range of kettles includes snakeskin effect and fake fur surfaces.
Above: Robert Welch Designs showcased several new ranges of ergonomic and stylish cutlery. Md Rupert Welch holds the hugely popular Signature Book Knife block, which became the company’s bestselling product within three months of its launch last year.
Above: Clearly appealing – Tradestock previewed its new range of i-style iKonic glassware, including rainbow lustre and optic versions of the balloon gin glass. Tradestock’s Gary Archer (pictured) says the range will be in the UK from April, ready for summer gins!
Above: Clever technology for kitchen waste – Eko has formulated an anti-bacterial coating for its Deco Food Waste Caddy and one of its bins – as shown by Eko’s Brian Walmsley.
Above: Don Hierro recycling solutions include the Cubek bin, demonstrated by Beatriz Renart Garcia, and Ecobox, with flexible compartments. The company manufacturers its product in Spain using solar energy.
Above: Smell the Coffee with Barista & Co’s expanding specialist range. Director Louise Gray holds one of the company’s plastic-free coffee presses. “It is has made a huge impact since its launch in December,” says Louise. The new plastic fee pour-over accessory was also on display.
Above: Another clever coffee accessory from Cafflono – Hangsang Yoon demonstrates the portable grinder and Cafflano Go-Brew Portable (pour-over) Brewing Bottle.
Above: Supermodel Toni Garrn paid a visit to Ambiente gaining inspiration for her apartment redecoration as well as enjoying looking at the MADE51 display of products made by refugees. She commented: “I enjoy surrounding myself with beautiful, modern, high-quality objects, though they must have been manufactured under fair conditions, using sustainable materials.”[photo Messe Frankfurt: Pietro Sutera]
Above: Sensational birthday cakes presented at Ambiente included one for Fissler’s 175th anniversary (pictured). Royal Crown Derby celebrated 270 years, and Spode Portmeirion 250 years at the show. Other anniversaries (and cake presentations) included Metaltex’s 75 years..
* Ambiente 2021 takes place from February 19-23.