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AMBIENTE 2016: TRENDS 2016

It looks like Ambiente Trends are already an established tradition. The trends in the consumer goods sector for the forthcoming season offer a broad inspiration for design and styling. The Ambiente International Fair took place from 12 to 16 February 2016 in Frankfurt am Main. The four themed scenarios were exhibited in Galleria 1 at Messe Frankfurt. The people behind the Ambiente Trends for 2016 are the consultants from the trend bureau stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano.

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TREND 1

Artisanal gardening: authentic and original

Inspiration from the garden: with warm shades of late summer and original materials, this trend brings nature into the home. The boundaries between inside and outside dissolve to create a relaxed atmosphere for the living space with an ambience that is inspired both by hippie tradition and folklore. A palette of strong colours comes together with natural materials such as clay and ceramic, wood, bamboo, linen, wool, denim, velvet and wild leather options. Traditional processes, such as braiding, quilting, embroidery, carving, engraving and enamelling, all set the materials in ‘natural’ contexts. As befits this, vases, quilts and cushions are decorated with strong, floral patterns – be it tone-on-tone or in more lively colourings. Macramé, patchwork and appliqué work are celebrating a joyful comeback. Vintage products and imaginative ‘finds’ complete the harmony of designs to be found in living rooms.

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TREND 2

Futuristic couture: radiant aesthetic

The combination of innovative manufacturing technologies such as thermoplastic processes and traditional production methods opens up new possibilities and makes it possible to turn plastic, Perspex, rhinestones, metal and neoprene into decorative and recyclable products. Sophisticated molecular patterns, shadows and delicate filigree textures provide features that surprise us and lend an air of science fiction with a strange and unfamiliar aesthetic to accessories in the home – including glasses, lamps and jewellery. Thanks to technical developments, such as 3D printing, the limits of the possible are being moved outwards and, hence, make it possible to envisage all kinds of tailor-made solutions. Shades of light green and blue, nickel and pink meet sparkly elements and create futuristic designs that play with fakes, breaks and artificial takes.

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TREND 3

Functional simplicity: getting it just right

Matter-of-fact, simple and high quality – with a whole new monochrome colour palette in white and grey tones – this trend concentrates on maximising the functionality of the product. Reductionist design throws the focus onto outstanding workmanship and is inspired by the applications of materials in sport and architecture. The use of glass, stainless steel, marble, concrete and rubber in the manufacture underline the durability of the products and contribute to a sporty, relaxed and unisex look. Thanks to clean lines, basic geometrical forms, net materials and micro textures, these products radiate an aesthetic that is dominated by symmetry.

This form of high-calibre minimalism, therefore, meets the most stringent conditions for giving birth to the classics of tomorrow.

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TREND 4

Composing freedom: unconventionality without inhibitions

Strong, saturated colours and a bright colour mix in the product design are what define this trend, which will just not fit into any pigeon hole: contrasting features are brought together to display some astonishing combinations with a really individual feel. A number of different textiles, artificial animal skins, highly polished metals and spray-painted visual effects combine with embossed reptile images, animal prints and soft definition jacquards. The joy of experimentation and combination makes for a design spectrum that is full of contrast, without fear of trespassing on any other particular style. The result is colourful chaos, created with branded products and no-name favourites, which are linked via one particular constant: the original carefree approach.

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