If you attended Ambiente 2017, you may have spotted ceramic stools that functioned as hot water bottles; bonsai-style fragrance sticks, collaborations from Royal Doulton and Ellen Degeneres and a lot more. We’re raising the stakes for one of the world’s biggest consumer goods fair, who will be kicking it up a notch this year, with partner country the Netherlands. We’ve picked four reasons why you should visit Germany’s coolest expo in 2018: 1) Have your mind blown by innovative design displays
With over 4,460 brands from around the world, Ambiente divides the inventive design displays across three verticals: Dining, Giving and Living. Find unique products covering interior design concepts, jewellery, wellness and more, but also connect with people from the industry. 2)Trend alerts for 2018
Start the year in style while trend bureau bora.herke.palmisano predicts some of the trends to look for in 2018. They’ve conjured up four trend worlds for us: Modest Regenerations features simplicity and natural materials; Colourful Intentions emphasis strong dynamic colours; Techological Emotions is where you’ll spot futuristic visual accents and Opulent Narrations take us back to baroque sensibilities. 3) Masterchef classes
Gain top quality barista skills, be a pro with the knife (in the kitchen) and sample treats fresh from the oven – this year brings master chefs from around the world to give interactive demos and lessons. 4) The best counterfeit brands
Yes, you read that right. The negative ‘Plagiarius award’ is given to brands that are so fake, you wouldn’t talk to them at the water cooler.
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