Two weeks ago, I visited the international consumer goods fair Ambiente in Frankfurt, Germany, courtesy of Messe Frankfurt. With more than 4,300 exhibitors from across the globe, the fair is the place to discover what's new for interiors, decoration, outdoor living, kitchen, tabletop, storage, and more. It's also the place to be discovered. Every year, Messe Frankfurt invites a handful of international design newcomers who are up and coming in the design world to make their first-ever presentations to the global audience of trade visitors and buyers. The young designers are given a small exhibition stand free of charge and a forum to market their ideas, prototypes, and first small product series. This year, there were 34 newcomers in all. Come along and meet three of my favorites!
3 Rising Stars From Ambiente 2011