The convergence of creativity, innovation and design is a sure sign that it is time again: the international Tendence consumer-goods fair presents new products for the second half of the year.
From 27 to 30 August, the national and European retail trade will meet there to place their orders for the busy Christmas period and discover the latest trends for the next spring and summer season. “Tendence is the ideal order platform in the second half of the year and gives buyers the opportunity to discover the latest trends for their own businesses.
Last year, 37 percent of the exhibitors presenting their highlights here in Frankfurt came from 47 different countries, excluding Germany. And this illustrates the relevance of the fair for the retail trade”, says Philipp Ferger, Group Show Director Tendence.
The innovations to be shown to an international audience of trade buyers for the first time at Tendence 2016 include: The ‘Little Prince’ and ‘Little Princess’ piggybanks, which are to be found on the exhibition stand of Casablanca Design (9.1, A83/A90/B90). In light blue and pink with silver coronets, they happily swallow coins and notes.
Casablanca’s jewellery is also animal oriented: in white, pink or light blue, ‘Blinky’ the hare poses wearing the orange and green necklace with rhinestones – an eye catcher and not just for fans of this popular animal. Designership (9.0, B70) links its QB product with a historical quotation, ‘The die is cast’.
And no matter how, a variety of cavities provide room for candles of most shapes and sizes. The cubes come in eye-catching oak or exclusive marble. Designership will also be showing the ‘Branch’ vase. Also inspired by the natural world, it combines classic functionality with organic shapes.
Under the new ‘bedida’ trademark, Feelino (Hall 11.1, B10) is set to show double-walled glasses made of borosilicate glass. A high-grade coating protects the glass from scratches and gives it an elegant and light appearance.
The double-walled design produces not only the visual floating effect but also offers practical advantages: ‘Cold! Warm! Hot!’ – the good insulation holds the temperature of everything – from cocktails and red wine to herbal tea – at the required temperature. PAD (Hall 9.0, A20/A25), one of the established names in the new Pure & Elegant section, presents new products from its recently expanded outdoor range.
The new ‘Cas’ carpet comes in the popular ikat ethnic style and is made of a high-tech fibre that feels as soft and cuddly as cotton but is as stable as plastic. This is the secret of the product. On warm summer evenings, the big rug creates a cosmopolitan ambience on roof terraces and balconies. In the autumn and winter, the robust material makes it the ideal foot mat for the entrance area.
It is almost too attractive to hide in the cutlery draw. Circus, the round, silver-polished bottle opener from Troika cuts a good figure everywhere: on the desk, on the shelf, next to the coffee maker – and, of course, in the hand when the lustrous stainless steel effortlessly does the work it was designed for, opening bottles. Recently selected for the Red Dot Award, Circus will soon be on show in Hall 11.1, D78.
These and numerous other new products can be seen at the coming Tendence 2016 where retailers from the home and giving sectors have the opportunity to discover a host of fresh ideas and tomorrow’s trends.