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The Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt am Main is a major event for all design aficionados. Besides presentations by established iconic furniture brands as well as newcomers with daring visions, Ambiente defines the trends that will dominate interior design later in the year. Do you know what they are?

Trend forecasts are based on global research on lifestyle and the phenomena defining our contemporary society. In today’s fast times, many are looking for peace and purpose.


Sustainability, going back to nature and recycling are the major themes. Ambiente 2019 showed how the results of these factors can be attractive and diverse.

Quiet surrounding

Peaceful environment is the essence of the first trend, characterized by simple beauty and practical, almost trivial products catering to honesty and comfort. The combination of soft colours creates a stress-free environment, while respecting the nature of the material used.

1. Yellow Ocher Italian linseed oil / Dinesen Oak, 2. Basket by Benjamin Hubert for Republic of Fritz Hansen, 3. CAN by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for HAY, 4. Paris Blue Bright linseed oil / Dinesen Oak, 5. Chair Charlie by ecoBirdy, 6. Funquetry cabinet by Nada Debs, 7. Container Kiwi by ecoBirdy, 8. Blanket Carrier by Teemu Järvi Illustrations, 9. Bowl Small + Medium by Kristina Dam Studio, 10. DC08 BASIS table / David Chipper eld / e15, 11. Loft Chair by Thomas Bentzen for Muuto, 12. Höganas Keramik by Front for Rörstrand, 13. 30 DEGREES by Johan van Hengel for HAY, 14. Verona Green linseed oil / Dinesen Oak

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Colour palette

Soft natural shades are naturally soothing and help create a harmonic environment.

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Materials and finishes

Designers blend natural materials and love of traditional craftsmanship with experimentation. The materials are often recycled, whether its textiles such as wool, silk, hemp and linen, but also wood, stone, straw, clay and both natural and glazed ceramics.

1. Funquetry Swirl side table by Nada Debs, 2. Mariposa Sofa by E. Barber & J. Osgerby © Vitra, photo Marc Eggimanni, 3. Eileen Fisher DesignWork/ Waste No More, 4. Artist

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For more inspiration in the style of Quiet surrounding go to the article House as an Oasis of Peace – Housing According to the Latest Trends.