AMBIENTE PREVIEW: Orrefors Kosta Boda
Discover what exciting new ranges and extensions Orrefors Kosta Boda will unveil at Ambiente 2016, which takes place February 12-16, 2016
Orrefors Kosta Boda will have plenty of new offerings from both its brands on its stand in Hall 4.0.
Crystal manufacturer Orrefors will unveil a luxurious vase and stylish bowl in its Carat crystal glass series.
Finding inspiration from jewels and gemstones, designer Lena Bergstrom has renewed the cut crystal with the glass series Carat, the sharp and unique asymmetrical grinding reflects modern times with a scent of Nordic romance.
Orrefors will also present new art glass Plants and one of its best line-ups of new collections in decades.
Orrefors’ sister company Swedish art glass brand Kosta Boda will present a new everyday lifestyle series, new art glass and new limited editions.
They will introduce new glass designer Mattias Stenberg via brand-new handmade glass vase series, Septum, the most advanced glass piece ever made. The outer forms of the vases are smooth but, inside there is an irregularity that makes every vase unique. The Septum range consists of three different vases in different sizes; the vases work well on their own or grouped. The shades are natural and inspired by Nordic glass art of the ‘60s and ‘70s and pieces are limited edition.
Discover Orrefors Kosta Boda at Ambiente in Hall 4.0 Stand A08. www.orrefors.se
As a barometer of current trends and a platform for ordering and for design, Ambiente continues to be one of the major highlights of the year, delivering more than 4,800 exhibitors from 95 countries.
For five days, from February 12-16 2016, and across 328,400 sqm of floor space at Frankfurt am Main, exhibitors will once more showcase their new products and innovations to more than 135,000 visitors from 152 countries.
Divided into three main product areas – Dining, Living and Giving – Ambiente spans the entire range of consumer goods that relate to dining, kitchen, housewares, luxury foods and gifts.
The Dining segment is the biggest you will find anywhere – across 16 halls showcasing 2,200 exhibitors covering everything from the premium sector up to volume business.
The Table section includes Table Prestige in Hall 4.1 featuring the finest porcelain and ceramics with brands such as Herend, Lladro, Moser, Lenox, Rosenthal and Wedgwood; Table Contemporary, also in Hall 1, delivering design-led suppliers such as Alessi, Asa Selection, Eva Solo, Georg Jensen, Stelton and LSA International; Table Daily Life in Halls 4.2 and 6.2 showcase companies like Bonna, Libbey, Pasabahce and Bormioli Rocco; and Table Top Trade in Halls 6.2 and 6.3 is all about bulk buying with suppliers including Gibson Overseas and Wrzesniak Glassworks.
This year, discover the return of German porcelain factories, Meissen and Hochst, as well as the debut of French porcelain brand Faiencerie de Gien.
Also new this year is the Ethical Style Guide, a directory aimed at helping visitors find suppliers who operate in accordance with ethical and/or ecological criteria.
Find out more about Ambiente in our extensive Ambiente 2016 Guide in the Jan/Feb issue of Tableware International