New display area to give up-and-coming designers the chance to shine.
International consumer-goods fair Tendence will unveil its new Talents Carat display area at this year’s event in August, giving 21 up-and-coming talents from nine countries the spotlight.
The chosen designers have backgrounds in product design, graphics and stage scenery, promising unusual jewellery creations made from mixed materials, including porcelain, textiles, recycled silver and PVC foil.
Talents Carat will take place in hall 9.3 at the event, with an area reserved for international buyers, manufacturers and trend analysts to browse the new designers’ work.
Vice president the Ambiente and Tendence trade shows, Nicolette Naumann, said: “In my view the creative diversity provided by ‘Talents’, the individual designs and, with many of them, the courage to explore entirely new creative paths, are an absolute enrichment, not only for Tendence, but also for the jewellery industry as a whole. It is an opportunity for purchasers to respond to quite new impulses and to include jewellery collections in their range that are very much in keeping with the spirit of the times.”
Greek interior designer and graphics designer, Teresa Degleri, is one of the designers involved in the inaugural event. She creates colourful and fairytale chains from crocheted wool inspired by traditional Greek mythology.
Also included is Chinese-born Yiging Cai, who graduated in applied art and design at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. Her work focuses on the parallels between the organs of the human body and fruits, using real dried fruit peel and stones that have been immersed in synthetic resin to conserve them, in brass, silk threads or on a silicon base.
Tendence takes place from August 30 to September 2 in Frankfurt, Germany.