The Talents are selected designers and craftsmen who seek to gain access to an exciting consumer goods market with their proto-types, unique items and small series.
The Modern Crafts section in Hall 9.0 is where selected craftsmen are exhibiting their items, with a focus on contemporary design. Here you will find people whose product ranges are outside the mainstream or who want to grab the attention of potential customers. The exhibits include artistic lights, small items of furniture and porcelain.
This includes Blue Sunday, a porcelain series from Berlin designer Anna Badur who uses cobalt, a traditional underglaze colour, to create organic high-contrast textures.
Light 1.0, a glass-free lamp developed by Czech designer Lenka Záhorková, is also worth seeing. Its unusual surface structure is created by a special manual process.
Hand-picked designers are showcasing their creations in the Accessories & Jewellery section in Hall 11.1. British jewellery creator Li Wanshu for example puts together hundreds of moving acrylic beads to make up brooches, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
Stuttgart designers June-Noa Gschwander and Robin Kuhnle came up with a completely new style. Using an innovative winding process, the duo produce clothing, shoes and spectacles.