After a busy fair and days of hard work, it is time to celebrate and choose a top 5 of the exhibitors that were part of our trend tours. The winners are the designers and creators that have products that match the trends best. To visit the websites of the winning designers, please click on the link or the picture.
#1 NEW ACTION
Creator: Takeshi Nishio from company DAYS
Location: H10 C
The New Action is a series of products designed by Takeshi Nishio from company DAYS, which is located in Japan. This series fits the trend simplify, because it belongs with a basic lifestyle. You can shape and reshape the furniture as you want and you can put it away easily.
The shapes of the furniture, as well as the colours, are in a style we see in the trend simplify. Easy, qualitative products in which shape follows function.
#2 FIBREWOOD OBJECTS SERIES
Creator: Yun-Ting Lin and Patricia Lip from Studio LIM
Trend: Use it or Lose it
This collection of studio LIM is a collection of trays, mirror(s) and plates. The products are mainly made of plant fibre such as flax fibre and treated with lacquer. Only one of the styles, Frosty Gold combines wood waste with flax fibre and treated with lacquer, which makes it an hard object. By doing this, they created a light and durable material that could be implemented in products for the future. And as they say themselves: It is a perfect combination between modern manufacturing techniques and handcrafted work. This signal belongs to the trend use it or lose it. Use it or lose it shows the need to create new products made of natural waste. The designer Yun Tinh Lin has made her collection of the natural waste wood chips to recreate new products.
#3 SCRAP LIFE PROJECT
Creators: Grischa Erbe, Mac Guderian, Moritz Jahde and Clemens Lauer
Trend: Use it or Lose it
The scrap Life Project is a chair made by four ambitious german designers: Grischa Erbe, Mac Guderian, Moritz Jahde and Clemens Lauer. The product they developed is made of industrial waste from plastic molding production processes. While the plastic products are made, there always is a dripping rest material coming out of the machine. The designers used these leftovers that otherwise would be thrown away or burned.
Fun fact: Every chair has his own -how it is made- video and number, in this way the chair gets an extra background story. This sustainable chair connects to the trend Use it or lose it. Use it or lose it is about using natural waste to create new products so we can reduce the amount of waste.
#4 FOCUS // Glance clock
Trend: Focus in Overload
This is the Glance clock, a product designed by company neXtime international. This smart home device shows you your agenda, your daily productivity, the weather conditions for that day, incoming phone calls and wakes you up in the morning.
This signal is a manifestation to the trend ‘Focus in overload'. Focus in overload shows the need to have products that helps us to stay focused in this information-overloaded society. The glance clock clock helps you to stay organised in your busy lifestyle. Because it only shows you the most relevant information, you will be able to create an organised and peaceful mind.
#5 GRADIENT TABLEWARE
Creators: H+E Studio Harm en Elke
Studio Harm en Elke is a Design studio based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Elke is fascinated by ceramics and created this minimalistic tableware line. She experimented with gradient colours, and . Because of the simplicit form the ceramics have, the gradient gets the attention it deserves. Looking at the simple shapes and the high quality of the product it suits the trend Simplify really well.