Recap of the tour and trends we saw at Ambiente 2018
RECAP OF THE TREND TOUR WE GAVE IN HALL 4.0
Welcome to our digital trend tour of hall 4.0! If you weren't able to follow our trend tour, or if you would like to see it again you now can! We made a recap of our tour in hall 4.0 and hall 11.0. The trend book we made consist of five trends and we have selected three of them for the trend tour: Simplify, Use it or Lose it and Sense Shape.
Trend #1: Use it or Lose it The first trend we see in our tour is Use it or Lose it, which is about experimenting with new materials from natural waste products. We are looking for new ways to use byproduct that would normally be thrown away. In this way, material is recycled and upcycled by giving it a new purpose and function. Designers are able to experiment with new kinds of material and are pushing to boundaries with new products. The materials of Use it or Lose it are experimental like Chitosan, which is made from shrimp shells. Earthy tones and blush, pink colours make up the colour palette. The forms can be both straight and clean as well as natural and organic, depending on the process and outcome.
Trend #2: Simplify The second trend is Simplify, which is about living a more minimalistic lifestyle. With a society in which consumerism is increasing, we see a counter reaction inspired by minimalist gurus like Marie Kondo and Fumio Sasaki. Simplify is about products and design which help us declutter our lives, so we can live with fewer things in our home and life. We see products that combine functions, add more value or create a meaningful experience. The materials of the Simplify trend are concrete, sanded down oak and soft textile, to add a little bit of warmth. The designs have a light and soft colour palette, with colours like white, grey and blue and pink pastels. The forms and lines are clean, minimalistic and straight.
Trend #3: Sense Shape The last trend we have spotted in hall 4.0 is Sense Shape, which is about breaking taboos and starting the conversation about sensuality and sexuality. It is also about creating a sensory experience, for example with dining. Being in touch with our bodies and senses is becoming increasingly important in our numbing society. The materials seen in this trend are suprising to the touch, making it a stimulating experience. We also see skin-like materials, like rubber and silicone. The colour palette consists of skin toned colours and deep rich colours with a touch of blue. The forms of Sense Shape are organic, fluid and sensual.
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USE IT OR LOSE IT // Alfresco CREATOR: Kinto
This is the Alfresco tableware line made by Kinto, specially designed for outside use. This tableware line is made of bamboo fiber and plastic, which is very sustainable and durable. This manifestation is a perfect fit for the trend Use it or Lose it, because the use of natural waste, such as the bamboo fiber for making this beautiful tableware line. The tableware is dishwasher proof and is solid and rough looking, with a soft and smooth inside. This tableware line gives natural waste a new destination.
SENSE SHAPE // Dining Toys CREATOR: Roxanne Brennen
The Dining Toys are created to create a special, sensory experience while eating. This line of crockery, designed by Eindhoven Design Academy graduate Roxanne Brennen, was specially designed for a sensual dining experience. When eating with the Dining Toys, the parts of the brain that are connected to foreplay are activated; endorphins are released and the pleasure centre is activated. Because of the sensual experience when using the Dining Toys, this design is the perfect example of the trend Sense Shape.
SENSE SHAPE // SENSORIUM TABLEWARE CREATOR: Laura Gors
The Sensorium tableware line is designed for a stimulating eating experience when dining with fermented food. When presenting the food, you can not immediately see it because of the glass funnel, but you can smell it. Laura has also designed a pair of tweezers, which you can use to look closely at, for example, fermented ginger. The smaller, transparent glass can be used for soup, and if you look through the lens you can investigate closer.
USE IT OR LOSE IT // FRAGILITY OF THINGS CREATOR: Daniel van Dijck
The Fragility of Things is a crockery line made by designer Daniel van Dijck. This is the second manifestation of the trend Use it or Lose it. Daniel has experimented with all kinds of materials and techniques to make one of a kind pieces; each one is unique. In his collection he tries to show the fragility of a material and he experiments with combinations of for example porcelain, glass and chickpeas. The Fragility of Things line is a perfect example of the trend because of the experimental process.
This is Carpo made by Blomus. This is also a manifestation from the trend Use it on Lose it. They made this carpet from different parts of leather that the company bought from leather clothing factories. They buy the rest stripes that normally would be thrown away and give those stripes a new destination. Blomus is upcycling the leather and giving the waste material more value. The carpo fits perfectly to the trend Use it or Lose is, because the leather that would normally be thrown away, is used for a new destination.
This is the Pandella, part of the ABCT collection from KnIndustrie. This design is a manifestation of the trend Simplify. The food containers of the ABCT collection function as pans, with the use of a clip. Without the handles, the vessels transform into plates, cups and bowls for serving dishes. The wooden lids can also be used as potholders and supports. The ABCT collection is based on the characteristics of products; it is an acronym for antiadentere (nonstick), bianco assoluto (absolute white), cucine (professional in the kitchen), tavola (elegant on the table). The Pandella fits in the trend Simplify because of the functional features and its elegant look and feel which reflects the trend perfectly.
Un Jour, meaning ‘one day’ Designer Yumiko Iihoshi designs and develops products that are on the border between handmade and manufactured. This fits perfectly to the trend Simplify because of the minimalistic design. This porcelain cup is a typical archetype of minimalisitic design: only the essentials are shown. The white colours highlight the sharp lines of the design.
SENSE SHAPE // CREATIVE DINING CREATOR: Studio William
These are the Creative Dining tools made by Studio William Cutlery. They are designed to make eating a more sensory experience which fits the trend Sense Shape perfectly. The different kinds of cutlery are the result of detailed research and development. Stimulating every sense is key with new design. Examples of this line are the textured spoons, with reliëfs like raindrops and ripples, or the twin taster spoons with a divider in the middle. Another example is the taster spork, which turns a throw-away utensil into a delicate dining tool. The Creative Dining tools are a fitting example of Sense Shape because of the way it helps to create a more sensory eating experience.
The Leaf 2.0 made by Koziol is a manifestation which fits with the trend Simplify. The salad bowl has integrated cutlery. A salad fork and a spoon are part of the bowl and can be taken out separately. It combines the three objects into one smooth design. The Leaf 2.0 is a perfect gift for a christmas package or a relationship/promotional gift because of the message behind it. In Dutch we would say: ‘de handen ineen slaan’, which loosely translates to putting hands together, combining forces, working together. Furthermore, the material is recyclable and non-toxic. The Leaf 2.0 fits to the trend Simplify because of the effortlessly integrated design.
Thank you for joining our digital tour, we hope to see you next year at Ambiente 2019! Note: If you want more information about the designs please use the hyperlink.
RECAP OF THE TREND TOUR WE GAVE IN HALL 11.0
Welcome to our digital trend tour of hall 11.0! If you weren't able to follow our trend tour, or if you would like to see it again you now can! We made a recap of our tour in hall 4.0 and hall 11.0. The trend book we made consist of five trends and we have selected three of them for the trend tour: Simplify, Use it or Lose it and Focus in Overload.
Trend #1: Simplify The first trend we see in our tour is Simplify, which is about living a more minimalistic lifestyle. With a society in which consumerism is increasing, we see a counter reaction inspired by minimalist gurus like Marie Kondo and Fumio Sasaki. Simplify is about products and design which help us declutter our lives, so we can live with fewer things in our home and life. We see products that combine functions, add more value or create a meaningful experience. The materials of the Simplify trend are concrete, sanded down oak and soft textile, to add a little bit of warmth. The designs have a light and soft colour palette, with colours like white, grey and blue and pink pastels. The forms and lines are clean, minimalistic and straight.
Trend #2: Use it or Lose it The second trend is Use it or Lose it, which is about experimenting with new materials from natural waste products. We are looking for new ways to use byproduct that would normally be thrown away. In this way, material is recycled and upcycled by giving it a new purpose and function. Designers are able to experiment with new kinds of material and are pushing to boundaries with new products. The materials of Use it or Lose it are experimental like Chitosan, which is made from shrimp shells. Earthy tones and blush, pink colours make up the colour palette. The forms can be both straight and clean as well as natural and organic, depending on the process and outcome.
The last trend we see in our tour is Focus in overload. This trend shows the need to have products that helps us to stay focused in this information-overloaded society. In coherence with the trend Focus we see materials that encourages you to pay attention to a certain object. The colors that fit to this trend are grey tinted colours, with bright coloured accents. Geometric forms that don’t take up all the attention belong to the trend Focus in overload.
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SIMPLIFY // H+E studio Harm en Elke 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.
USE IT OR LOSE IT // Scrap Life Project Creators: Grischa Erbe, Mac Guderian, Moritz Jahde and Clemens Lauer.
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.
SIMPLIFY // NEW ACTION CREATOR: Takeshi Nishio from company DAYS
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.
USE IT OR LOSE IT // KASSEL COLLECTION - CREATOR: Kassel Collection, school of art and design Kassel
Kassel Collection is a project of the study program product design of the school of art and Design Kassel at the university of Kassel. Within this project the students experiment with different materials, which resulted in various and sometimes surprising outcomes.
Although this collection is not directly made with rest products that we see in the trend Use it or Lose it, we still think this matches the trend because of its experimental influence. Use it or lose is about using natural waste to create new products and reduce the amount of waste.
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 has a like 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 a organised and peaceful mind.
These SACKit headphones fit the trend of Focus in Overload because these headphones filter and block the surroundings sounds. Focus in overload is about products that help you to stay focused in information-overloaded information. You probably recognises experiencing noises on the airplane, screaming children on a train ride, the loud vacuum of your neighbor? The headphones help you to focus with their active noise cancellation which minimizes background noise so you have the peace and quiet to enjoy your music in the most optimal way.
SIMPLIFY // The future Sound of HOME Creator: Lemus
The future sound of home is, as the name says, a new way to include music in our homes and daily life. It combines furniture with the ability to play music whenever you want. Because of the simplicit look the furniture has and the multifunctional use it fits well to the trend Simplify. Simplify is about enjoy life more with having less. With less use of space, you still get the quality of a big installation inside a object you would already use/have inside your home.
USE IT OR LOSE IT // Fibrewood Objects Series Creator: Yun Tinh Lin
This collection of studio LIM is a collection of trays, mirror(s) and plates. The products are made of recycled wood chips combined with natural fibre, such as flax fibre. The materials are treated with layers of 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.
FOCUS // READER ARMCHAIR Creator: VITA Copenhagen, Design by Kongens Nytorv
This is the reader armchair designed by Kongens Nytorv of VITA Copenhagen. The trend Focus in Overload is the trend where the Reader armchair fits in perfectly. Focus in overload is about products that help us to focus in a information overload society. Because the design of the reader armchair is made for your body to sink in and relax, the user is able to focus on what is really important at that moment. The surrounding noise of this design is reduced because of the special curved shell of the armchair. The curved shell is inspired by traditional Danish crafting techniques. This chair offers a place of shelter and reflection. The Reader armchair is a great design piece and just right for enjoying a good book or engaging conversation.