Special Shows & Awards
What will the consumer goods of tomorrow look like? Which design will be popular with customers? Trend experts from the renowned trend bureau “Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano” provide answers. Trend presentations in the lecture area, 9.1 D90, daily 11.30 am + 2.30 pm
→ [Galleria 1]
Point of Experience
This special presentation will show how an intelligent combination of offline and online will gain and retain customers tomorrow, with a new digital take on consultation and individualisation.
Daily workshops at 11 am + 3.00 pm
Lectures, Friday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 12, 12:15 pm at the Ambiente Academy
→ [4.1 Foyer]
Partner country India
The presentation of the partner country “Hand Make” includes a wide range of products of traditional craftsmanship and reflects through contemporary aesthetics an in-depth understanding of mythology, architecture and culture. Curated and created by Indian designer Ayush Kasliwal from AKFD design studio in Jaipur.
→ [Galleria 1]
Sunil Sethi, Managing Director of Sunil Sethi Design Alliance and President of the Fashion Design Council of India, is the curator of the two special presentations Stepwell and Kârwân.
Stepwell shows typical products and their manufacturing methods in an interactive environment.
→ [9.0 Foyer]
The Kârwân presentation is reminiscent of the first itinerant dealers. The journey through time in this special presentation reveals the unique aesthetics of India.
→ [10.1 Foyer]
Starry Night Café
Historic and modern elements also come together in the “Starry Night Café” by industrial designer Sandeep Sangaru – an opulent creation in calm blue tones in which the use of bamboo features prominently.
→ [Galleria 4.1 F30]
In the Ambiente Academy lecture area the focus will be on strategies for brick-and-mortar stores, online retail and current retail trends.
In the “Talents” section in the Dining and Living areas, Messe Frankfurt is promoting young designers who are showcasing their ideas here to trade visitors, exhibitors and the press.
→ [Dining: 4.0 F71]
→ [Living: 8.0 G10]
Ethical Style Guide
Ecological, fair and caring. Consumers are showing increasing interest in sustainable products. In a growing and extremely complex market Ambiente offers guidance and transparency in the form of the Ethical Style Guide, making it easier for purchasers to navigate through this growing market segment and support retailers with sustainable consumer goods that have been produced fairly.
Contract Business & Horeca
Ambiente reflects the world market and therefore the growing importance of Contract Business and Horeca. All booths are marked so that you can immediately identify Contract Business suppliers in the Giving and Living areas and Horeca suppliers in the Dining area. The Contract Guide lists all the Contract Business and Horeca exhibitors.
This special presentation showcases clever solutions for everyday kitchen and household problems. Staged and curated by London-based product designer Sebastian Bergne.
→ [4.0 Foyer]
Stars on stage
Exhibitors will be giving entertaining presentations of innovations and popular classics at numerous events. Stars of the international cookery scene, barista coaches, wine connoisseurs, outstanding confectioners and other guests will be giving tips.
In cooperation with Ambiente, the Fontys University of Applied Sciences from the Netherlands will be sending trend scouts to the fair. The trend scouts will present the results of their research in guided tours.
→ [4.0 Foyer und Galleria 0]
German Design Award
The highest design award in Germany. The winning products will be exhibited in a special presentation.
→ [Galleria 1]
KitchenInnovation of the Year
Based on a preselection by experts, the winners will be chosen by an independent jury of consumers. All the award-winning products products will be exhibited in a special presentation.
→ [Foyer 5.1/6.1]
Plagiarius – the exhibition
Plagiarius e. V. will be presenting for the 42nd time the tongue-in-cheek “Plagiarius” awards for particularly flagrant product copies encountered around the world, with an accompanying exhibition of all the “winning” copies.
→ [5.1/6.1 Foyer]
Tableware International Awards of Excellence
Tableware International magazine’s International Awards of Excellence will be presented for the second time this year. The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 10. Entrance by invitation only.
→ [4.2 Raum Dimension]
For the first time, the Dineus Award recognizes the top achievements of the tableware industry and aims to create more public awareness of the culture of the laid table. The search is for outstanding products in the entire spectrum of tableware: classic or modern designs, product innovations, cutting edge design, projects or decorations. The award ceremony will take place on February 8.
Entrance by invitation only.