The design studio Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano has researched the styles that will reflect the feel of the times for 2019, and will be showcasing those styles for Ambiente. To forecast such trends, they’ve been sifting through global developments in design, art and architecture, and also fashion and lifestyle. “Every trend is based on a social development. It’s an attitude to life which expresses itself in new, rediscovered and modified shapes, patterns and also functions. It takes the form of valuable stimuli for buyers, though also for manufacturers, who can specifically prepare for the year ahead at Ambiente,” says Nicolette Naumann, Vice President of Ambiente. For 2019 the design studio has selected three thematic trends: Tasteful Residence, Quiet Surroundings and Joy-Filled Ambience. These trend worlds will be highlighted through the presentation of products from Ambiente exhibitors.
The trade fair will also feature some exclusive guided tours and talks by the design studio, offering in-depth glimpses into Ambiente trends. At 11:30 and 14:30 hrs each day, on the Ambiente Academy stage in Hall 9.1, Annetta Palmisano will be demonstrating the dominant styles of tomorrow, using a large number of examples. Following the talk, she and Claudia Herke will be giving a guided tour of the trends showcased at Galleria 1.
In addition, the Ambiente trends will also feature on a dedicated website, where the results of the trend investigation will be illustrated by examples of products, materials and specific colour ranges:
Three trend worlds for 2019
Tasteful Residence – timeless elegance
A trend which stands for perfect craftsmanship and which creates a comfortable yet sophisticated atmosphere using specially chosen showpieces and unique items. The preferred materials will be hardwood, leather and Bouclé, in addition to velvet, velours and porcelain. Other special highlights will be coloured glass and polished surfaces.
Quiet Surroundings – a place to withdraw to
Plain products that are close to nature, soft colours and respect for the original material create a natural environment that is ideal for anyone longing for a stress-free daily life that is full of peace and tranquillity. Natural materials such as wool, silk, hemp, wood, stone, clay and ceramics are combined. There is joy in experimenting and in applying traditional craft techniques. Recycling often plays a role.
Joy-Filled Ambience – styling as a form of self-expression
A happy, colourful trend world with bold combinations of colours and the charm of randomness: Diverse materials, an eccentric mix of patterns. This refreshingly unexpected style is dominated by botanical themes, geometric and oversized décor and vintage prints, to name but a few.
Ambiente 2019 will be held from 8 to 12 February 2019.
Text: Messe Frankfurt
Photos: Messe Frankfurt