AMBIENTE PREVIEW: Villeroy & Boch
Discover what exciting new ranges and extensions Villeroy & Boch will unveil at Ambiente 2016, which takes place February 12-16, 2016
Villeroy & Boch has lots of new collections and products to showcase on its stand in Hall 4.1.
Villeroy & Boch will unveil its latest products and collections for 2016 at Ambiente. With its emphasis on gifts for 2016, it will deliver the Gift Collection Classic in new décor patterns La Classica Contura and Samarkand Mandarin.
The Gift Collection Country will also be expanded by the floral décor Artesano Provençal Verdure. Now also offered in many country décors is a unique tin with cover and a vase in two sizes, which can be turned over and set up to become a candle holder.
For vases, the new design Oronda specially developed for generous untied bouquets will be available in two sizes and six colours. In addition, the mini-vases in the shapes Nek, Numa and Tiko will be available in the two new Pantone colors of the year 2016: Lovely Rose and Mellow Blue.
In order to broaden the food concepts of Villeroy & Boch, two new concepts Soup Passion and Pizza Passion have been developed. Soup Passion covers the three most wanted soup clusters in the world: bouillon and potage, braised soups and Asian soups. Pizza Passion offers two pizza plates with a notch on the rim, which simplifies slicing your pizza as well as two special slice plates (round and rectangular) which makes it possible to enjoy each slice on a separate small plate.
For the classically set table, the collection Quinsai Garden (pictured) is made of the finest premium bone porcelain with a clear form and featuring opulent florals and delicate paisleys. The collection Casale Blu made of premium porcelain appears in bright blue and brings together the typical Majolika style and the pure Artesano shape. Villeroy & Boch will also introduce a luxurious partially gold-plated flatware series, La Classica Partially Gold-Plated, which is manufactured from stainless steel 18/10 and possesses a linear design. Seasonal products for Christmas 2016 will be presented, too.
Discover Villeroy & Boch at Ambiente in Hall 4.1 Stand A01. www.villeroy-boch.com
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.