Ambiente (8 to 12 February 2019) opens its doors tomorrow, with an unprecedented85% of its exhibitors coming from outside Germany, and a total of 4,451 exhibitors from 92 countries.
In Galleria 1, Trends 2019 will be presented using products from across the show (including from T&G). The three trends include Tasteful Residence, represented by perfect craftsmanship with a flawless finish. Rich colours, sensual materials, pure lines and perfect proportions create a relaxed, timeless elegance for this trend, which embraces statement pieces.
The Quiet Surroundings trend reflects natural, simple and useful products that satisfy a yearning for calm and honesty, as well as creating a haven from stress. Meanwhile, Joyfilled Ambience celebrates bold colour combinations and non-conformity, with an essence of playfulness and ‘joie de vivre’.
Providing another take on consumer trends, students from the Fontys University of Applied Science in the Netherlands will present their insights on the show for the eighth year. Dubbed ‘Future Thinkers’, the trend researchers are giving guided tours of the tabletop sectors in Halls 4.0 to highlight future trends. The students will also present their Trends Book 2019, outlining megatrends in society and how these will influence products.
The Trend Tours will be held from Saturday to Tuesday at Ambiente at12:30pm and 4pm in Hall 4.0, and the Future Thinkers’ stands are in Hall 4.0 foyer and Galleria 0.
Top: View of Ambiente’s new housewares Halls 12.