“Design as an end in itself? – No thank you! The requirements for Solutions put functionality and innovation above form. So, in theory there could be amazingly inventive products that are ugly. But, to be honest, more often than not most selected products are good examples of form follows function." This is how Sebastian Bergne describes the intention behind 'Solutions'. The industrial designer from London is making the selection of products for Ambiente. What particularly attracts his attention is design that solves everyday problems by simple means. Hence, too, the name of the exhibition area.
London-based industrial designer Sebastian Bergne chooses products for 'Solutions 2017' with the help of Kate Birch (Editor, Tableware International) and Dieter Junghans (Managing Director, Pro-Idee)
Exhibitors were able to apply for their products to be included in the 'Solutions' for the competition until the beginning of December. Sebastian Bergne then selected 27 winning products from all those that were submitted. He has been assisted in making the selection by Kate Birch, Editor of Tableware International, and Dieter Junghans, Managing Director of Pro-Idee. All the selected products will be displayed at Ambiente in the Foyer in Hall 4.0. The concept for it also originates from Bergne. Practical design and unpretentiousness of style are what make products stand out. One part of the exhibition, moreover, consists of short video sequences which demonstrate the various kitchen and household aids in action.
'Sauce Roller' sauce dispenser – Lékué
Among the Ambiente 'Solutions' for 2017, is, for example the 'Sauce Roller' by Lékué. It is made in BPA-free plastic and has a shape similar to that of a ladle. On its underside there is, however, a moveable ball, which fits into an opening. That allows sauces to be spread evenly. This innovative piece of kitchen equipment may well be of particular relevance to lovers of pizza.
Helix Range – Joseph Joseph
This powerful trio of juicing and pulping tools also belongs to the 'Solutions' of the coming year. With two threaded components, one inside the other, the user can easily build up a high degree of manual pressure. And this is also where the name is taken from – the Helix Range from Joseph Joseph.
SpreadThat! Deluxe – That Inventions
How would it be, if one's own body heat could help to solve the annoying problem of butter that is much too hard because it has been chilled? 'Spreadthat! Deluxe' does exactly that. The copper core of the butter-knife conducts heat from the hand holding it into the blade – thus ensuring portions that are 'soft as butter'.
On the heels of a solution
The open design of the special exhibition invites visitors to find out more about the 'Solutions'. On Saturday 11 February 2017 Sebastian Bergne will conduct a guided tour of the special display.
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Solutions at a glance
'Mrs. Bean' coffee mill (Adhoc); 'Mighty Mug' for coffee-to-go (Alfay Designs); Springform 'Premium Baking' spring-loaded baking mould (RBV Birkmann); 'Mes Tuiles Creatives – Patapoch' moulds for decorative biscuits and the 'icuisine Bakery Kit' baking set with App (Daudi), 'Bagels' bagel baking mould and 'Sauce Roller' sauce dispenser (Lékué), 'Biskviti' tea caddy, 'Elli' piggy bank and the 'Chill Bill' odour eater for the fridge (Monkey Business Design), 'OXO GG Egg Poacher', 'OXO GG Spray Mop with Slide Out Scrubber' combined mop and scrubbing pad and 'OXO GG Chrome Fogless Mirror' for the bathroom (OXO); 'Rainbow Chopping Board' with inserts (The Hong Kong Exporters’ Association); 'Pasta Passion' baking and serving set for lasagne (Villeroy & Boch); 'Squeeze&Grate' lemon press and zester (Fratelli Guzzini), 'Filetto' sardine fileter (Triangle),'Delicia Hefeteigschüssel mit wärmendem Gelkissen' yeast-dough bowl with gel warming pad (Tescoma), 'Capflex' reusable silicone lids (Silikomart); 'Spirelli XL' spiral cutter (GEFU); 'Babette steel' receptacle for kitchen utensils (Grip Group): 'Big Peeler' XXL size (New Soda); 'SpreadTHAT! Deluxe' heat conducting butter knife, 'ScoopTHAT! Deluxe' heat-conducting ice maker and 'ThawTHAT! Modern' heat-conducting thawing board (THAT Inventions); 'Dot' drinking bottle with its scale to control the amount of liquid dispensed; and the 'Helix Range' potato, garlic and citrus press (Joseph Joseph).
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Ambiente, the leading international trade fair
Ambiente is the world’s leading international trade fair for products for the table, kitchen and household, gift articles, jewellery and fashion requisites, as well as decorative products, interior design concepts and furnishing accessories. Ambiente is ‘The Show’ for the entire sector and, thanks to its unique horizontal and vertical range of products, unrivalled worldwide. For five days in early 2016, some 4,400 exhibitors showed their new products and innovations for the coming season to 137,000 trade visitors from almost 150 countries. The world’s leading consumer-goods fair is also distinguished by a wide variety of events, promotional programmes, trend presentations and awards ceremonies.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating more than €640 million in sales and employing 2,364* people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2016, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 138* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
Further information on the company can be found at http://m-es.se/Fj86
*preliminary figures for 2016
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