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iF trend exhibition 2020: Holistic Nature

When have we ever before been thrown back on ourselves with such force? When was the last time that we paid attention to the signals our bodies are sending and those of our families and the environment? The involuntary time-out COVID-19 has brought means deceleration. It creates closeness and distance at the same time; it focuses on the responsible handling of digitization and opens up new perspectives. Holistic Nature describes the moment we are experiencing now, the even balance between thoughts and feelings. Our senses are sharpened, our view of the positive, sustainable is intensified – especially for now and beyond.

Five Design Highlights of Holistic Nature

The hearth as the heart of the home is an archaic idea, reminiscent of smoldering logs and flying sparks. And if you are a fan of the authentic, bringing light and energy into the house has never been an easy task. Now, the Contura 800 style stove combines Scandinavian coziness with patented innovations. Get the fire going with the front door closed, no hot handles, even when the fire is blazing – this is how nature comes into the home and is protected by innovative technology with carbon dioxide neutral combustion. A perfect example of ecologically certified design.
Contura 800 style (Contura NIBE AB, Sweden) | Stove

The hearth as the heart of the home is an archaic idea, reminiscent of smoldering logs and flying sparks. And if you are a fan of the authentic, bringing light and energy into the house has never been an easy task. Now, the Contura 800 style stove combines Scandinavian coziness with patented innovations. Get the fire going with the front door closed, no hot handles, even when the fire is blazing – this is how nature comes into the home and is protected by innovative technology with carbon dioxide neutral combustion. A perfect example of ecologically certified design.

From punk to metal, from classical music to pop: music as an element of collective spirit survives political and social crises. It is an expression and motor of protest or approval. It stirs up, calms down and creates emotions. Victor Hugo already knew that “music expresses that which cannot be said and about which it is impossible to remain silent”. Yamaha's STORIA acoustic guitar lets beginners and advanced players alike get their messages across and lets their feelings run free. Whether it’s “strike a pose” or “the sounds of silence” – thank you for the music!
STORIA (Yamaha Corporation, Japan) | Acoustic Guitar

From punk to metal, from classical music to pop: music as an element of collective spirit survives political and social crises. It is an expression and motor of protest or approval. It stirs up, calms down and creates emotions. Victor Hugo already knew that “music expresses that which cannot be said and about which it is impossible to remain silent”. Yamaha's STORIA acoustic guitar lets beginners and advanced players alike get their messages across and lets their feelings run free. Whether it’s “strike a pose” or “the sounds of silence” – thank you for the music!

The sun as a fixed point in the sky sets the rhythm of our lives. It is a familiar object that provides warmth and reliably performs its service. What is pleasing on bright days is missing at dusk and in the darkness: warm white light. We owe it to Thomas Alva Edison and his light bulb that this light has found its way into our homes and gardens. The Ohm porcelain lights collection not only provides pleasant brightness, it also creates a cozy atmosphere in an organic design language.
Ohm porcelain lights collection (Ifö Electric, Sweden) | Porcelain lights

The sun as a fixed point in the sky sets the rhythm of our lives. It is a familiar object that provides warmth and reliably performs its service. What is pleasing on bright days is missing at dusk and in the darkness: warm white light. We owe it to Thomas Alva Edison and his light bulb that this light has found its way into our homes and gardens. The Ohm porcelain lights collection not only provides pleasant brightness, it also creates a cozy atmosphere in an organic design language.

“For most people, leaving their childhood behind is like taking off an old hat (…).” Reduction and concentration on the essential, losing themselves in a game and forgetting the world around them: Erich Kästner knew why he envied children. Suspend time and space, be totally lost in the moment –MONOPOSTO makes it possible for the simple to succeed without being banal. A car made of wood that rides like it’s on rails, that fits into your hand like a glove and functions intuitively. It radiates a feeling of sportiness and fires the imagination of children young and old.
MONOPOSTO (Bridging Cultural & Creative, China) | Wooden toy car

“For most people, leaving their childhood behind is like taking off an old hat (…).” Reduction and concentration on the essential, losing themselves in a game and forgetting the world around them: Erich Kästner knew why he envied children. Suspend time and space, be totally lost in the moment –MONOPOSTO makes it possible for the simple to succeed without being banal. A car made of wood that rides like it’s on rails, that fits into your hand like a glove and functions intuitively. It radiates a feeling of sportiness and fires the imagination of children young and old.

Optimizing what you do all the hours in a day has top priority. Analog or digital: maybe you can still fit something in between two appointments or can do two things at once, thanks to e-mails and phone calls, texting and social media. Like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, people who always shout “I’m late, I’m late!” after looking at their watches will hardly ever be able to intensify their thoughts and emotions in this fleetingness. There is no need to make time your enemy. On the contrary. Indulge it. Feel it. And keep your cool when you glance down at your wrist. You’ll like looking at the Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date. Technologically brilliant and classically modern. It’s time for time.
Tangente Sport neomatik 42 Datum (NOMOS Glashütte, Germany) | Precision mechanical wristwatch

Optimizing what you do all the hours in a day has top priority. Analog or digital: maybe you can still fit something in between two appointments or can do two things at once, thanks to e-mails and phone calls, texting and social media. Like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, people who always shout “I’m late, I’m late!” after looking at their watches will hardly ever be able to intensify their thoughts and emotions in this fleetingness. There is no need to make time your enemy. On the contrary. Indulge it. Feel it. And keep your cool when you glance down at your wrist. You’ll like looking at the Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date. Technologically brilliant and classically modern. It’s time for time.

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