The best products from Ambiente 2024

Good Goods

At Ambiente, the consumer goods trade fair recently held in Frankfurt, Germany, stylish yet multifunctional pieces for home and office took center stage. From a light and organizer combo to a chair that doubles as a storage center, these items are designed to enliven residential and commercial interiors. Here’s a look at some favorites that AN Interior found at the show.

Loom Chair (Courtesy Recozy)

Loom Chair by Recozy

The Loom Chair by Recozy features organic lines that have a timeless appeal. With a generous seating surface and gently curved backrest, Loom adapts to each user’s body and ensures comfort in any setting. This stylish chair is also eco-friendly, made from recycled food packaging with wood remnants, giving the piece its natural hue. The elliptical cavities serve as storage for books or accessories, keeping spaces tidy.

Swell (Courtesy Heller)

Swell from Heller

Rolling ocean waves served as the inspiration for Swell, designed by Anna Dawson. An innovative storage solution, this unit provides multiple spaces to hold essentials. The top curves serve as hangers for coats or handbags, while the forms at the bottom are perfect for smaller items like keys and wallets. Made from post-consumer recycled materials, the sculptural Swell is lightweight, yet can support up to 75 pounds of weight.

Xbrick (Courtesy Xbrick)

Xbrick by Xbrick

An updated version of a traditional wooden crate, each rectangular Xbrick is made of expanded polypropylene. Lightweight and stackable, these colorful blocks can be used as furniture in education or corporate settings where flexibility is needed. An optional beechwood connector can be used to create tables of different heights or sit-stand desks. Easy to clean and disinfect, these water-resistant pieces are also suitable for outdoor use.

CUP Lamp (Courtesy Umbra)

CUP Lamp by Umbra

The new CUP Lamp by Umbra features a functional base that holds pens and other accessories to keep desktops organized. Controlled manually or wirelessly, this lamp can display more than 16 million colors, from cool blues to warm ambers. When connected to a smart home ecosystem even more options are available, like voice control and custom lighting schedules. A lifespan of 25,000 hours ensures use for years to come.

Brook Table (Courtesy Broste Copenhagen)

Brook Table from Broste Copenhagen

The new Brook Table from Broste Copenhagen in a natural oiled ash veneer brings a touch of the organic indoors. The wavy legs seem to softly move to create just the right amount of visual interest. This compact piece fits seamlessly in any room, and it can be used as a coffee table, side table, or corner furniture. Another version of Brook is available in black lacquered ash veneer, and both tables can be paired together to create different looks.

Based in New York City, Anna Zappia is a writer and editor covering a range of topics, from textiles to office design.