> posted by   on April 3rd 2014

Ambiente 2014: [FUN]CTION

For the 3rd time, Messe Frankfurt organised a special exhibition titled “Solutions”. Curator of the event was the British designer Sebastian Bergne. He collected products that had some interesting added functional innovation. All products were from Ambiente exhibitors, from famous companies to small creative suppliers. Bergne  selected items that featured new materials, technologies or specific design ideas. The overall subject was clever solutions for everyday problems in the kitchen and household.

The tendency of designing “products with intelligence” was a very popular topic this year. It looks like many of our daily inventions will transform in the way our phones transformed from gadgets to smart Internet devices. Maybe today’s creations are not yet equipped with very advanced technology, but they are very clever and helpful indeed.


Above: Solutions 2014

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Above: Dishwashing bowl with straining plug by Joseph Joseph

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Above: Twixit Bag Clip

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Above:  2WAY plastic wine glass by Kinto

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Above: Magic Grip by Kahla

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Above: Mini-maxi basket by Reisenthel

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Above: FIS Q! by Fissler

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Above: Prep and serve by Joseph Joseph

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Above: Filter in bottle by Hairo

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Above: SOI bag light