News from the Ambiente Trade Fair 2010: Dinnerware, flatware, glassware, tablelinens, gifts and much more!
Michelle Lamb, Editorial Director for The Trend Curve, was just in Frankfurt, Germany for this annual consumer-goods fair. Her topline trends are:
– Companies said emerging pastel values were about more than Spring
– Purple led the way at yet another key trade fair
– Blues grew in a major way
– Red began to bounce back
– Herbal Greens meant more
– Gray backed off
FORM AND FUNCTION
– Form explored countertrends or organic and angular
– Asymmetry continued to be important
– So did uneven edges, some very much so
– Rippled sides and walls added to ongoing organic stories
– Double-wall and layered glass moved toward the mainstream
– Multi-function became even more important
MOTIFS AND THEMES
– Herbs jumped onto the scene
– They made an excellent alternative to ever-popular flowers
– Dots showed up more often
– Lines and stripes felt hacked or modified
– Gradient, grainy and uneven colors were commonplace within motifs
– Contemporary forms with traditional handles helped reinvent tableware
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