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Young Design Talents to Inspire Ambiente Visitors

‘In contrast to established manufacturers, young designers work outside a lot of the constraints,’ organizer said.

FRANKFURT, Germany—Thirty one young design talents from 13 countries will be exhibit at Ambiente next month, 18 of them in the Loft section in Hall 11.0 and 13 in the Dining section in Hall 4.0.

“Our Talents have established themselves as a source of inspiration for both industry and retail trade alike,” said Nicolette Naumann, vice president of Ambiente and sister show Tendence. “In contrast to established manufacturers, young designers work outside a lot of the constraints and enjoy a genuine freedom to try out new terrain. A result of curiosity and stubbornness, new questions and answers emerge that offer important stimuli for the sector everywhere. At Ambiente, we offer these young talents a unique freedom to showcase their ideas and develop their professional careers.”

There are many young representatives for the Talents this year from Italy, the partner country at Ambiente. Domenico Santoro and Francesca Puddu with their Studio Pastina (Italian for “small cake”) are presenting bowls and vases in ceramic and concrete. The Agata bowl is made of grey or black concrete and, for the broad upper edge, there is a choice between a smooth finish or a raw, broken effect, inset with a contrasting metallic effect. In their vases, which they have called Ettore Sotto and Ettore Sopra, Pastina has included elements from the Memphis era, which have been translated into delicate light blue and dusky pink lacquered ceramics.

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