One of the highlights at Ambiente, the global trade fair running Feb. 7-11, 2020, is a new presentation called “Focus on Design,” which will showcase products and detailed insights of current design trends in a selected country. For 2020, Ambiente will start with a fast-developing designer nation with striking modernist design, but that has so far only made an impact on professionals: Brazil. “This year we’re starting with Brazil, a country whose art, architecture and design scene has been influencing the avant-garde since the 1960s, yet internationally it is still mainly known only to professionals.” — Nicolette Naumann, vice president of Ambiente Five different Brazilian design studios, each with its own special identity, will be showcasing their creative output at Galleria 1. In addition, young Brazilian designers will be in the Talents area in Hall 8.0, where they will present their unique handmade items and limited series. “By setting up the special presentation Focus on Design we’ll be honoring important designer nations that may not be quite so well-known yet,” said Nicolette Naumann, vice president of Ambiente. “This year we’re starting with Brazil, a country whose art, ...