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AMBIENTE PREVIEW: Vista Alegre

Discover what exciting new ranges and extensions Vista Alegre will unveil at Ambiente 2016, which takes place February 12-16, 2016

The new Vista Alegre porcelain and crystal collections for 2016 stand out for their diversity and aesthetic innovation, combining classic inspiration with the more recent design trends.

In some collections, themes and shapes have been reinvented: decorative collection Olhar o Brasil by Chico Gouveia; Love Who You Want, in collaboration with Christian Lacroix Maison; and Piet. In others, the highlight goes to the aesthetic elements from different cultures around the world, which are embedded in the collections’ artistic design: Fiji, Potto, Timeless, Izmir and Zahara.

The organic elements were also a relevant trait in the conception of some collections, being represented with more emphasis in Carrara, by Coline le Corre, and Vostok. Vista Alegre’s proposals for 2016 unveil unexpected fusions from a great spectrum of influences. In the porcelain category, Vista Alegre will unveil four tableware collections, Timeless, Carrara, Blue Ming and Paco Real; and two decorative collections, Mouraria (pictured) and Olhar o Brasil. 

A collaboration with Marcel Wanders, Blue Ming is a modern re-interpretation of traditional Delft Blue on white. Created by French designer Coline le Corre, Carrara is a collection inspired by the fusion between porcelain and the noble Carrara marble and based on a refined geometric approach, creating the illusion that each piece of the set is interchangeable. 

Finally, Paco Real is the result of a collaboration between Vista Alegre and The Ajuda National Palace and is inspired by emblazoned dinner set from the XIX century, part of the Palace’s acquisition. 

In the crystal segment, Vista Alegre will unveil its utilitarian crystal pieces: Jardim, which features engraved vines on 30 per cent crystal; and the Adao Decanter, which features an organic and stripped-back form; as well as its decorative crystal collections, Dorian vases and Zahara mini vases.

Discover Vista Alegre at Ambiente in Hall 4.1 Stand F05A. www.vistaalegre.com

Ambiente 2016
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


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