Greenworld – Summer 2016-2017
conducted food demonstrations. During the
demonstrations Bart shared plenty of cooking tips
with visitors, and his food was delicious.
Australian company Vegepod was a first-
time exhibitor at spoga. The Sydney-based
manufacturer of raised vegetable beds and
accessories showcased their range of self-
watering, covered Vegepods, available with
stands and now with casters.
Matt Harris and Simon Holloway from
Vegepod, who were manning their stand, said
they were pleased with the event. “Our presence
at the show backed up the expansion of our
business into international territory,” said
Simon. “Being at spoga+gafa made our Vegepod
products and brand visible to a global market.”
Their stand was easy to find as it included
signage located high above the stand giving the
brand visibility from many different vantage
points. They have rebooked for 2017.
As well as catching up with customers and
suppliers, spoga also keeps the world informed
about what’s new and trending in outdoor living.
Bringing nature into the backyard is a hot
trend right round the world and one that
continues to gain momentum. The busiest
display stands were those that featured insect
hotels (homes for insects such as native bees),
wild bird products and wildflower seeds.
Many exhibitors also focused on products for
small urban gardens, balconies and courtyards
and especially those that make gardening
and enjoying backyards of any scale more
enjoyable. Outdoor and patio lights, lightweight
furnishings and containers along with vertical
garden systems were all on show. Vertical garden
standouts were the SkALE Greenwall System
from Greenwall Solutions, and a pot-less plant
display by Artevasi Wonderwall from Portugal.
In keeping with bringing nature into urban
areas, natural finishes, textures and soft lines
were very much in evidence for outdoor
furniture, containers and other decorative items.
Neutrals and pastels with splashes of lime green
to catch the eye predominated. While white and
grey planters remain the top sellers, carefully
arranged displays showed it’s important to mix in
seasonal colours to draw attention, keep on trend
and create visually appealing displays.
Faux is the new black. Leading planter
manufacturers showcased their latest products
and natural-look finishes were highlights on
many of the stands. Capi, Lechuza and Elho’s
products particularly caught the eye. The quality
and appearance of these natural-look products is
getting better. They look real and the lightweight
characteristics make shipping, installation and
design easier. Finishes included concrete,
at spoga+gafa 2016
Amalfi Woodfired Ovens
Golden Delta Australia
Good Living Global
Cologne in Germany is the picturesque setting for the annual trade fair spoga+gafa.