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Studio William & Charingworth at Ambiente

As contemporary as the whole concept of the trade fair may seem to us these days, trade fairs have been going on for a very, very long time. The City of Frankfurt, in particular, has a long and distinguished history when it comes to hosting these gatherings. Eight hundred years long, to be exact!

In medieval times, merchants, suppliers and financiers would meet near the centre of the city at the ‘Romer’. (This building, which became Frankfurt’s City Hall six hundred years ago, still stands and is both a historical landmark and an important part of the life of the city today.)

From 1240, when the Autumn Trade Fair was decreed by Frederick II and travelling merchants placed under his protection, the Frankfurt trade fairs became a fixture of the life of the city, drawing traders and buyers from around the globe. It was from these origins, and still embodying the same, basic structure of its unbroken past, the ‘Messe Frankfurt’, (Frankfurt Trade Fair), evolved.

With more than 2,500 employees and an annual turnover of more than 660 million euros, the ‘Messe Frankfurt’ is the largest trade fair, congress and event organiser in the world. Owned and operated by the City of Frankfurt and the state of Hesse, it owns and leases its own exhibition grounds, constructs trade fairs, organises and hosts fairs and events and provides marketing, personnel and food services.

From February 8th – 12th this year, (2019), it will host its annual, international consumer goods fair, Ambiente, in the heart of Frankfurt Am Main. More than 200,00 visitors and over 6,000 exhibitors are expected at what has been called, “the most important show of its kind in Europe.”

And you will find Studio William among the distinguished exhibitors, in Hall 4, Stand A73.

In keeping with the event’s promise of what is “sensational, exceptional, original” Studio William will be exhibiting two groundbreaking designs from our own range as well as two remarkable selections from our partner company, Charingworth.

STUDIO WILLIAM WILL PRESENT THE NEW GROVE TONG COLLECTION

The Grove collection takes a fresh look at a dining utensil that has traditionally been spartan and functional – serving tongs. There are twelve unique tongs in this collection all with ergonomic features and organic forms that heighten the user experience and each designed to meet a different serving requirement. From sugar tongs to salad tongs to spaghetti tongs, these versatile and individually, purpose designed pieces replace what is often a low functional and almost always an unlovely tool with something that is as elegant and pleasing to look at as it is to use.

CHARINGWORTH

A superior steak knife (or a set of them) is something no home or restaurant should be without. A dining classic reserved for a classic meal and one which we feel deserves the attention to detail that has come to be associated with the one-of-a-kind design prowess of Charingworth and Studio William products.

At Ambiente, we will be showcasing our Charingworth Santol Mirror 4 piece set, offering the perfect balance between the need for beauty, functionality and affordability.

PLANISH PATTERN

As expert silversmiths, it is only right that we should pay homage to some of the oldest and most refined techniques, brought up to date with an idiosyncratic contemporary twist. In our Charingworth collections displayed at Ambiente, you will find our very own sanitised version of this traditional technique with mirror knife blades, spoon bowls and fork heads.

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