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Blog: Ambiente Takes the Cake

Nicolette Naumann and her team present a cake to Hutschenreuther

FRANKFURT, Germany–Ambiente show owner Messe Frankfurt celebrated longtime anniversaries of several exhibitors with a sweet surprise during the fair, which took place last month. To mark special anniversaries, Nicolette Naumann, vice president Ambiente, and her team presented representatives of 10 companies with unique cakes, whose designs were inspired by the product lines and corporate brandsMore »

Blog: Lots of Launches in Frankfurt

Ambiente, The Show

FRANKFURT, Germany­-The Ambiente fair continues its run through tomorrow, offering plenty of new product in tabletop and housewares and a backdrop for the launch (or relaunch) of brands here in Frankfurt. Some brands made their debut here, such as Nude, a new division of Turkish glass company Pasabache, which is offering contemporary, design-oriented pieces andMore »

Blog: HFN at Ambiente

Jersey Pottery Bolero

FRANKFURT, Germany­—Ambiente opened its doors here this morning, and Messe Frankfurt officials are expecting a good show. Board Member Detlef Braun, noting the current economic climate in Germany as positive, said, “The auguries for a successful fair are very good.” The wide expanse of new tabletop product is evident throughout the show. Portmeirion is introducingMore »

Blog: Nikko Steps Onto the World Stage

Ambient NIKKO

Japanese tabletop maker Nikko will make its debut at its own stand at the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt this week. In past years the company has been a small part of a Japanese government pavilion at the fair, so this is a big step forward. It follows on the heels of the company’s Maison &More »

Blog: It’s Day 2 at Las Vegas Market

Cyan Design

LAS VEGAS–The second day of  Las Vegas Market is underway as companies unveil products along with numerous new or expanded showrooms. Several companies returned to exhibit at the show. Kaleen Rugs returned to Las Vegas with its new, 3,500 square-foot showroom in Building C, C-407. It exudes an urban feel, which is how Kaleen willMore »