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Tendence 2014: a unique range of products at the perfect time, focused on “Good Design”

Tendence in Frankfurt am Main will once again open the busy autumn, winter and Christmas season from 30 August to 2 September 2014. As one of the most important order venues for the consumer-goods sector in the second half of the year, Tendence gives the retail trade the chance to place last-minute orders for Christmas at the same time as offering an initial preview of the 2015 spring and summer collections. Tendence holds a firm place in the European trade-fair calendar as an order and inspiration platform. With its clear focus on the European consumer-goods sector – especially East Europe and Scandinavia – it brings together buyers with decision-making authority and professional suppliers at the perfect time”, says Nicolette Naumann, Vice President Ambiente/Tendence. With a huge spectrum of new products and popular classics in six exhibition halls, numerous renowned brands and international key players cover the subjects of living and giving in their entirety. The Living section with new collections from the tableware, interior design, home accessories and decorations, as well as furnishing concepts, is located in Halls 8.0, 9.0 and 11.1. Gift articles, stationery, personal accessories and jewellery can be found in Halls 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 and 11.1. Firm bookings have already been received from well-known companies, such as ASA Selection, Baden, Boltze, Casablanca, Donkey Products, Eichholtz, Exotica Cor Mulder, Fink, G. Wurm, Glaskoch, Hoff Interieur, Kaemingk, Kaheku, Lambert, Opi Decor, Philippi, Rosendahl, Scantex and Schlittler. Tendence 2014: the platform for contemporary arts & crafts Year in, year out, Tendence is an important presentation platform for contemporary arts & crafts. The ‘Form’ exhibition shows judged industrial and artisan projects made by Tendence exhibitors, which are distinguished by particularly high quality and a wealth of ideas. The Hessian State Award for German Arts & Crafts will also be presented again at Tendence. Germany’s oldest state award, it was donated by Hessian Minister President Georg August Zinn at the suggestion of the Hessian Arts & Crafts Association (Kunsthandwerk Hessen e. V.) in 1951. This year, this promotional award for products distinguished by outstanding artistic and hand-crafted features will be given for the 64th time. The ‘Modern Crafts’ Talents area promotes young arts & crafts and gives students and graduates from the fields of applied arts and design an unrivalled opportunity to make contacts to representatives of trade and industry. The creative talents are curated by MAK (Museum for Applied Art, Frankfurt) and the German Arts & Crafts Association (Bundesverband Kunsthandwerk). Custom-made programmes for young designers and start-ups Tendence visitors will find another Talents area focusing on jewellery in the Carat product segment (Hall 9.3). The Next programme for young design talents is aimed at start-ups that have already been able to gain initial business experience in the sector and can be found at two locations: in Hall 9.2 where the focus is on personal accessories and in Hall 9.3 where everything revolves around jewellery. Practical tips for the retail trade: Window-dressing live The ‘Window-dressing live’ workshop will provide a host of valuable tips about visual merchandising. The workshop has been created especially for retailers and proved to be a veritable magnet for visitors to Tendence 2012 and 2013. In Hall 9.2, visitors can discover how to turn shop windows into genuine customer attractions and an impressive showcase for the shop. The workshop will be taken by visual-merchandising trainer and author Karin Wahl. Parallel to Tendence: Ecostyle – The world of green products Following last year’s successful première, Ecostyle, a trade fair for sustainable consumer-goods, will also be held parallel to this year’s Tendence. On all four days of the fair, trade visitors can order ecologically-oriented lifestyle and designer products in Hall 9.2, i.e., in the immediate vicinity of Tendence. Tendence, the international consumer-goods event Tendence (30 August to 2 September 2014) is the one of Europe’s most important order platforms for consumer goods in the second half of the year. The range of products to be seen covers all levels of quality and is relevant for all channels of distribution. For the retail trade, Tendence is the decisive order platform for the busy Christmas and winter business while bulk buyers can obtain an initial overview of new products for the coming spring and summer season, 2015. As previously, the Ecostyle and Webchance fairs will be held concurrently with Tendence 2014. Source: Tendence Read more news related Tendence published at Infurma Visit the Tendence website
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