For the first time Ambiente welcomes a partner country– Denmark, a nation renowned for innovative creativity and stylish functional design.
In‘10+ Design Forecast Denmark – Future Living’ exhibition, you could see products from renowned designers, newcomers and design oriented companies– a successful combination of innovativesustainability and style.
What will our everyday look like? What objects will surround us? What sort of design will they have?. We could find the answers of these questions in special show, which will be in collaboration with Danish Design Centre.
Diminishing natural resources, higher energy costs, changing family, patterns and increasing demographic and social mobility are just some of the factors that will influence our future lifestyles and the design of tomorrow. In the show you could find design that is sustainable, functional and consumer-oriented.
Wind turbines appeal to the mind rather that the eye. Therefore a group of students teamed up with a global wind turbine company in order to design likeable windmills for the future, by taking surroundings and context into consideration. This product, has been designed by Vesta A/S and students from Kolding School of Design Department.
Ecological slow food in the local, old Nordic tradition is the trademark of Skaertoft Molle, a producer of ecologically cultivated cereals. By using no additives and a slow grinding mill, every little part of the grains is used, and nature’s healty values are preserved.
Designed to be the first active house in the world. Home for Life produces more energy than it uses. Home for Life manages to create a balance between energy, comfort and even aesthetics. The house has been developed by the Velux Group and Velfac in collaboration with Aart Architects and Esbensen Consulting Engineers.
Plastic is a menace to the environment, but the Nobody chair, which is designed by Komplot Design, makes the best of used plastic. It is made of PET felt, produced mainly from used water and soda bottles. No chemicals or screws are required in the production process, which makes the chair instantly and fully recyclable.
Car pollution is a global challenge, but green transportation makes a difference. The three-eheeled The eCarver which is designed by Brian Hoehl and Lars Munkso, has no tail pipe exhaust and minimal maintenance, due to the electric drive’s inherent architecture. This is a 100% carbondioxsid neutral vehicle.
Every strep in the process should make sense, not just the consumer’s end. Designed in Copenhagen, by Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou, and hand-spun in aluminium in a small workshop in India under socially responsible conditions, the Shade Light lamp lives up to being a sustainable home accessory.
Aiming at cutting down the world’s growing amount of plastic wate from bottled water, Retap by 3PART, introduced this eco-friendly glass bottle especially designed for tap water. Tap water has about 300 times lower values than bottled water regarding environmental footprints. It’s also less expensive.
The omnipresent cycle lanes speak for themselves: Bicycle riding is top priority in Denmark. It’s a cultural thing. Danes ride their bicycles to work and to the beach. Being eco-friendly as well as healty exercise, cycling seems to have it all in one motion. Biomega, Bullitt, Christiania Bikes, Copenhagen Parts, Protanium and TrioBike are in the exhibition as the bicycle producers from Denmark.
Changing family patterns call for new interior designs. The Sofabed, which is designed by Ole Jensen and Claus Molgaard, makes it easy to welcome friends and family who spontaneously stay overnight: a bamboo frame holds five mattresses and small pillows, easily transformed into a handful of beds on the floor in less than one minute.
Katvig has taken sustainability to the maximum. A manager carefully oversees the production process, as organic cotton and recycled polyester is used to make children’s clothes. The use of the wrapping bag from factory to consumer further minimizes the waste of resources.