Every year the Ambiente Trend Team hosts a ‘Top 5 announcement’ in the Foyer of Hall 11.0. This announcement includes the designs and the designers of Hall 11.0 that represented a trend best. It is always a very festive occasion!
5. Balance by Weng Xinyu
This year the fifth place goes to Weng Xinyu with his design: ‘Balance’. This lamp fits perfectly to the trend ‘Making Space’, displayed in Hall 11.0 Booth G.10.
‘Balance’ is a lamp that creates balance in multiple ways. First is creates balance in a very literally way, because it was inspired by a balance scale. But it creates balance in another way as well. You have to insert your phone into the lamp to raise it and to turn it one. Your phone becomes an essential part of the design. You cannot use the phone without switching off the light again. Therefore it also creates inner balance, because you cannot be distracted by your smartphone while working or relaxing.
The fourth place goes to Vito Cappellari for his design ‘Divina Proportione’. This lamp fits perfectly to the trend ‘Craving Symmetry’, displayed in Hall 11.0 Booth F.49.
This lamp is inspired by the Golden Ratio; ‘Divina Proportione’ in Italian. The proportions of the Golden Ratio create structure, order and familiarity and therefore the design matches really well to the trend ‘Craving Symmetry’. This is an exciting new example of the trend compared to the other examples because the lamp has never the same shape from different points of views, but it still looks structured and orderly because of the Golden Ratio.
The third place goes to Gry Bjørge with the design: ‘Infini’. This cabinet fits perfectly to the trend ‘Making Space’ and ‘Craving Symmetry’ displayed in Hall 11.0 Booth G.52.
The ‘Infini Cabinet’ is clearly made of (moveable) geometrical shapes that dare you to play with it. Bringing you back to your childhood by seeing and recognizing these primary shapes. That’s why this is a good signal of the trend ‘Craving Symmetry’.
But because the cabinet consists out of several loose parts, it also matches the trend ‘Making Space’. Trough the numerous possible combinations, which you can make yourself, you can create your unique cabinet or room divider.
The second place goes to Mensch Made for the design: ‘Mini Planter’ designed by Doreen Westphal. This necklace fits perfectly to the trend ‘Prestige Green’, displayed in Hall 11.0 Booth E.69.
The ‘Mini Planter’ is a necklace that keeps a small piece of nature inside and close to you. This design places plants on a pedestal by transforming it into a luxurious jewellery item, a piece of art. ‘Mini Planter’ makes sure you will always carry nature with you, close to your heart.
And the first place goes to Ray Teng Pai with his ‘Prism Collection’! This jewellery collection fits perfectly to the trend ‘Craving Symmetry’, displayed in Hall 11.0 Booth B.40.
The ‘Prism Collection’ is an example of the trend ‘Craving Symmetry’ because the designer used geometric basic shapes to create original designs. It challenges the mostly used traditional shapes of jewellery. ‘Prism 00’ consists of a necklace, a bracelet and a ring. When assembled together it forms a nice contemporary geometric painting. These elements combined create structure, order and symmetry.