Gifts Today magazine

Discovering talent at Tendence

Tendence Talents, taking place June 24-27, showcases handcrafted prototypes, unique items and small product series

The Talents, as they are known, have outstanding ideas. Conventions are not a priority for them and creating innovative products is what they value most. These are selected designers and artisans, who are looking for the way into an exciting consumer-goods market with their prototypes, unique items and small product series.

From 24 to 27 June 2017, they will be showcasing their work in two sponsored areas at Tendence.

Modern crafts

These are selected artisans whose unique items will be put on show in the Talents Modern Crafts area in Hall 9.0, where the focus will be on contemporary products. Here you will find retailers who want product ranges that are outside the mainstream and who are hoping that selected individual pieces will send an attention-grabbing signal to potential customers. You will find artistically crafted lamps in this area, alongside small pieces of furniture and porcelain items.

Blue Sunday is a porcelain series by Berlin designer Anna Badur (pictured). She applies the traditional underglaze cobalt blue colour in a playful way. The results are organic-looking, high-contrast structures and every piece is a unique item.

Czech designer Lenka Záhorkavá is developing, among other things, the glass-free pendant lamp 'Light 1.0'. To make this, she uses white porcelain, which has a translucent beauty. A special handmade process gives the lamp its extraordinary surface texture.

The special twisted appearance of the stool from NIU is not immediately apparent. This small stool is made from ash, oak, walnut or with a varnished finish, and it combines traditional craftsmanship with exciting design. In addition to the stool, the Swiss label also produces a variety of side tables and benches with the 'Twist' feature.

Other exhibits include a focus on Accessories and Jewellery, and highly innovative products from selected Italian designers and craftspeople, who are showcasing their work as part of both Talents areas.

Tendence – international trade fair for consumer goods
Tendence (24 to 27 June 2017) is Germany’s most international order venue for the second half of the year. The wide-ranging product portfolio covers fields of the home, furnishing, decorating, gifts, jewellery, fashion accessories, home textiles and outdoor living. Special shows and a wide-ranging complementary programme of events are multi-faceted sources of sales-boosting impulses for retailers. Strong brands and key communicators use this new-products platform to present their trends for the winter and Christmas season. At the same time, they give bulk buyers from the international trade the chance to place orders in good time for their spring and summer collections.

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