Ambiente – setting consumer goods trends

Ambiente, the annual international consumer goods fair returned to Frankfurt last month. The event showcased the latest products and trends in the consumer goods industry, and attracted more than 140,000 trade visitors from around the world.

While Paris’ Maison & Objet is more tailored to trends in Europe, Ambiente has a more global participation. NeXtime participated in both, which were just a few months apart, and noticed the home décor trends consistent.

At Ambiente, the organiser selected outstanding products from exhibitors to compile an Ambiente Trend 23+ showcase to present the latest trends for 2023 and beyond in three themes: Lasting Ideas, Calming Nature and Unknown Beauty. Many visitors studied it as their reference yardsticks.


Lasting Ideas are about designs possessing strong and bold identities that make them passionate and stunning. They may be timeless classics or creative reinterpretation of retro designs. We continued to see bold prints, bright colours, and eye-catching patterns here. There were also minimalist designs that were simple, monochrome with clean lines. Some with a tint of individualism to update the classic style with some edginess.

We are also honoured that our Vasco Square clock to be prominently featured in the showcase for its geometric shape and striking monochrome silhouette.

Calming Nature featured designs that evoke the deep connections between human beings and nature. From organic shapes, biophilic patterns to earthy colour palettes, the designs drew a sense of tranquillity and a feeling of positive energy to ultimately give joy in life.

Designed to address this demand, NeXtime’s Peace & Calm series received a lot of positive feedback at the show.

Unknown beauty showcased the new, unexpected and unconventional, which in fact is rather hard to be convincing these days; we all think we have seen it all. We saw lesser-known exotic designs from across the world and also new aesthetic possibilities for sustainable materials.

How does it compare with the trends that you see for 2023?

Also check out the trends we summarised for Maison & Objet in October 2022 here.

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