We wanted to know where our consumer journey was headed, so we took a look around the internet and city centres. The battle between online and offline is ongoing. Take, for example, ‘Amazon Go’ in Seattle, the first offline supermarket at which payment is solely by app. Customers check in with a code when they enter and can then simply walk out of the store with their purchases. A number of clear trends have come to our attention.

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Welcome to some great shops where they’ve got things just right! Shops that bring inspiration and plenty of soul to the city. Vice President of Ambiente Nicolette Naumann took us on a tour of her favourite stores in Frankfurt, where we got straight down to shopping mode with sweet treats, Scandinavian home design and outstanding gift ideas. Don’t miss these tips!
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Interior designer and author Janice Kirkpatrick reignites the charisma in historic spaces with her clear aesthetic and luxury touches. The Scottish star is expertly curating the partner country presentation in Frankfurt this year. In our interview we discussed designing filmic places, without which Glasgow would lack a little sparkle. read more ›

For the sixth year running, Sebastian Bergne is curating the Ambiente special presentation ‘Solutions’, which showcases examples of products for the table, kitchen and household. The British designer is like a child at Christmas imagining all the new items from which he’ll again select his exhibits. After our interview, we were even looking at bars of soap differently. read more ›