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Designing an interiors space? This is the event you can’t miss for key 2020 trends

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By Eva Hall
02nd Oct 2019
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Designing an interiors space? This is the event you can’t miss for key 2020 trends

Ambiente 2020 is the most important place to be if you’re creating your own space, or indeed a designer yourself. 


If you’re in need of inspiration for a business or living space, look no further than Ambiente.

The world’s most important consumer goods trade fair, which takes place in Frankfurt in February next year, has unveiled its top trends for 2020.

These are: shaped+softened, precise+architectural and artistical+diverse.

Shaped + Softened

Functional furnishings become more sculptural through soft volumes and accentuated contours. Colour is restrained, with a neutral palette with white and grey nuances. Surfaces are smooth, soft or textured.

Textiles are natural and suitable for everyday use.

Precise + Architectural

Strong use of brick and cement tones, rusty, burnished nuances and float glass green. Terrazzo, polished or blackened wood, glass, steel, bronze and surfaces with a matte finish or subtle sheen interact with leather, heavy textiles such as cord, tweed, bouclé, velour as well as geometric designs and mottled patterns.

Artistical + Diverse

This trend turns the living room into a ‘personal collage’. Artistic character stimulates with unusual colours, through a palette that offers a blend of orange, raspberry, milky hues, a strong honey tone and lively sky blue.

See all of this and inspiration across dining, living, and giving at the trade fair from February 7-11, where you can benefit from the insights of industry experts and numerous exhibitions, special presentations, competitions and events demonstrating the diverse range of factors that will shape the future.

Last year, 4,460 exhibitors from 92 countries and over 136,000 visitors attended Ambiente.

Among the Irish exhibitors in 2020 are Abbeylands Furniture, a Navan-based manufacture and importer of designer furnishings. Its brand, Scatter Box, supplies velvet furniture, original hand-painted art, feather-filled cushions, home accents, bedding and throws, and Gallagher + Hayes T/A La Cuisine, a Donegal-based family run business which manufacturers cast iron and multi-ply stainless steel cookware.

Find out more about Ambiente 2020 here.