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Solutions 2019: Clever kitchen and home gadgets


Higher standards in the kitchen and the home are requiring new ideas and smart products. Once again, the next Ambiente will therefore feature a special show, Solutions, which will focus on innovative and creative ways of dealing with everyday issues.

If the things we do in our home environment work smoothly, then that’s half the battle won. And if the utensils we use are well designed and nicely shaped, they’ll even add a fun element to our chores. The London-based industrial designer Sebastian Bergne has selected 26 exciting products for Solutions – all of which are of real benefit to the user. He was particularly keen to ensure that function and design should be aesthetically compatible.

Like last year, Sebastian Bergne was supported in the selection process by Dr. Claudia Wasser, editor-in-chief of the German magazine Trend & Style, and Kate Birch, editor of Tableware International from UK. All the solutions they chose will be presented at Ambiente, in the foyer of Hall 4.0, from 8 to 12 February 2019. The special show will also include some brief videos, showing how the kitchen and household gadgets are used.



Fish holder by LMW Leichtmetallguss
One of the items at Ambiente Solutions 2019 will be the fish holder from LMW Leichtmetallguss. To cook fish in the oven, simply put it in the fish holder. The fish is cooked evenly on all sides, shortening the overall preparation time, and the holder has a spice channel through which the fish can perfectly absorb the aroma of the spices. The product is also of interest for restaurants wanting to provide special experiences, as the fish can be served in the holder in an upright position.

Kitchen composter by Plastika Skaza
Bokashi Organko 2 is the name of an innovative composter that goes straight in the kitchen. Even if you don’t have a garden, you can still take part in composting organic waste. The fermented liquid is ideally suited as a plant fertiliser, and the composter is designed in such a way that no unpleasant odours can escape.

Stackable saucepans by ELO
Of all the cookware, saucepans usually take up most space in the kitchen. However, help is at hand with Mystery, a set of three different-sized saucepans that can be stacked on top of each other, complete with lids. How does that work? Each lid is tilted a little so that it fits into the saucepan. The handle of the lid can also be folded, so that all three saucepans fit nicely inside one another.

Invisible nasal mask by the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association
Whether it’s in the kitchen or outdoors in a big city, it can be difficult or even impossible to avoid bad smells and polluted air. i-NOSE is an air filter in the form of small connected plastic spheres which you wear in both nostrils. The filter obviously lets the air through. It is almost invisible from the outside and can simply be cleaned under running water.

Solutions 2019 – all the selected products
à table contour dinner plate (ASA Selection), Crystal espresso maker (Bialetti Industrie), Bottle storage bottles (ECO-PLAST), Mystery stackable saucepans (ELO), Up! Broom Holding Dustpan (Fratelli Re APEX), Magica i frying pan (Josef Schulte-Ufer), Klean Kanteen TKPro stainless steel bottle (Katadyn), Quick Quinoa & Rice Cooker and Quick Pasta Recipes Cooker for use in a microwave (Lékué), Colourworks Multi-Function Tools – an assortment of kitchen gadgets (Lifetime Brands Europe / KitchenCraft), Fish Holder (LMW Leichtmetallguss), NETEX eco-friendly cleaning paste (MERX PRODUCTS), OXO POP 2.0 storage container, OXO GOOD GRIPS Coffee Grounds Cleaning Scoop, OXO Silicone Dough Rolling Bag, OXO GOOD GRIPS Toilet Brush with Rim Cleaner (OXO), Clippen pen holder (Peleg Design), Bokashi Organko 2 kitchen composter (Plastika Skaza), Brotzeit bamboo drinking straws (pure and green), Easy Baking – extra high baking ring (RBV Birkmann), ROMMELSBACHER MD1000 pressure and multi-cooker (Rommelsbacher ElektroHaushaltsgeräte), Box 13 I / MADEI storage box (Rotho), LUMIKIT detachable drinking glasses (SAS ARC FRANCE), Spice – spice grinder (Skeppshult Gjuteri), Clip Clap magnetic wooden peg, T-RING teapot, and i-NOSE invisible nasal mask (Hong Kong Exporters’ Association).

Product films, an interview with Sebastian Bergne and further information:
>> Solutions

Text: Messe Frankfurt
Photos: Messe Frankfurt, Pietro Sutera

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