The most anticipated design fair, Ambiente 2019 is just around the corner

JAN 18, 2019 | By Nitija Shastri
Ambiente exhibit
Talent at Ambiente
Dining at Ambiente
Ethical Style tag for brands opting for sustainable practices
Ambiente exhibit. Talent at Ambiente. Dining at Ambiente.
Ethical Style tag for brands opting for sustainable practices. Dining at Ambiente. Interiors at Ambiente.
If you are wondering what interior trends the new year will bring, you must head to Ambiente 2019. Touted as one of the world’s biggest consumer goods fair, Ambiente is undoubtedly a must-visit for every design enthusiast. As we welcome in 2019, retailers and designers will undoubtedly be looking ahead to what we can expect from the world of interiors at the fair held at Frankfurt from February 8-12. Organised by Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Ambiente Frankfurt will have a whopping 4,400 exhibitors from over 88 countries this year. Visitors can spot new and inventive products from the world over across three unique categories – Dining, Living and Giving. Here’s a list of noteworthy sights to spot the fair:Indian CraftsmanshipThis year, there will be a strong focus on Indian craft, as India is Ambiente’s partner country for the 2019 show. One can expect a titillating showcase of diverse and skilful Indian craftsmanship, combining traditional production methods with contemporary aesthetics from the country’s most inspiring designers. While Ayush Kasliwal will be demonstrating the importance of traditional craftsmanship for India today, sustainable architect, Sandeep Sangaru will be inviting visitors to a picnic under a canopy of stars – an installation created by the designer.Trends for 2019The design studio Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano plays trend bureau and has researched and curated styles that will reflect the feel of the times for the year. To forecast such trends, they’ve been sifting through global developments in design, art and architecture, and also fashion and lifestyle. For 2019, the design studio has conjured up three thematic trends for us: Tasteful Residence, Quiet Surroundings and Joy-Filled Ambience. These trend worlds will be highlighted through the presentation of products from Ambiente exhibitors.Ethical Style With sustainable living and trends at its peak, there is a significant growth in the number of brands exhibiting this year. At the exhibit, the brands that source or produce goods through ecological means are given a special tag as a special quality ‘ethical’ seal!Gastronomical DelightTrading platform for companies specialising in the HoReCa (hotel, restaurant and catering) market will be on display both online and offline. Exhibitors will be exploring topics such as how a trend for sharing food, from Middle Eastern cultures to sharing plates in interactive demos and lessons! We’re already counting the days until Germany’s biggest design expo, are you?Book passes on their website. Website: www.ambiente.messefrankfurt.comWhen: 8 – 12 February, 2019