Many Scandinavian design objects have achieved cult status over recent decades. Hoptimists ‘Bimble’ and ‘Bumble’, two cheeky, springy little characters, are just one example. When furniture designer Gustav Ehrenreich created these happy chappies almost 50 years ago, he used the most innovative material of the time: plastic. In 2009, Danish couple Lotte and Bo Steffensen decided to resurrect the figures and add new members of the family. It was soon apparent that they were onto a winning idea. read more ›

This multi-award winner’s creative repertoire includes furniture, lighting, tableware … and manhole covers. In Frankfurt, we came face to face with creative multitasker Giulio Iacchetti who considers good design part of his cultural heritage: it must be valued, preserved, developed and – above all – loved. read more ›

For modern coffee lovers, it’s not just about that early morning kick of caffeine. Issues such as fair trade, environmental responsibility and sustainability are just as important to the coffee connoisseur as the taste itself. And this is no less the case when it comes to coffee-to-go. Cups and mugs for everyday use are the perfect answer. We discovered at Ambiente a diverse array of products for every requirement, taste and look. read more ›

The mailbox is full. The to-do list is even fuller. The desk is calling. However, if the home office is well organised, comfortable and inviting, there’s no need to get stressed. We discovered a wealth of ideas at Ambiente for making the home workspace a welcoming place for effective working and creative inspiration. There were lots of practical gadgets, stylish accessories and decorative classics for the perfect work-life balance. read more ›