Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano reveals the three key trends at Ambiente 2019 through a special exhibition.
10 January 2019
Text by Vanitha Pavapathi
Images courtesy of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
There are many trade fairs held annually all over the world; one of the most recognisable being Milan Furniture Fair. But there’s nothing quite like Ambiente – a trade fair for global consumer goods in the areas of dining, living and giving. Unlike the former, the latter is concentrated in the Frankfurt fair grounds equivalent to the size of 50 football fields (wow!), which means there are a whole lot more to see!
Organised by Messe Frankfurt, Ambiente returns from 8 to 12 February 2019 and is considered the barometer of trends in consumer goods for cooking, dining, housewares, leisure, giving, interior design and interior furnishing. As such, it’s no surprise that Ambiente together with trend bureau Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano have observed three key trends of 2019, which will be demonstrated in a special exhibition at the fair come February.
The best design ideas are the outcome of an in-depth examination of precious woods, leather and bouclé, velvet, velour and porcelain. Coloured glass and polished surfaces are a central theme for this look. Reliefs and 3D effects add elegant touches, giving the look its special appeal.
Natural, simple and useful products satisfy a yearning for calm and honesty. Textiles such as wool, silk, hemp and linen as well as wood, stone, straw, clay and ceramics – natural or glazed – are key material palette for this look. The soft colours from these natural materials lend an unpretentious look and helps calm the senses.
Uniformity doesn’t stand a chance in this look as bold colours and the charm of serendipity reign supreme. Diversity is celebrated in a playful manner, free from all conventions and full of joie de vivre. The mixture of patterns is as unconventional as the diversity of materials. Botanical motifs, geometric patterns, vintage prints, illustrative tapestries and innovatively recycled plastic are juxtaposed in refreshing and surprising ways.
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