Hollywood star star Helen Hunt paid a visit to German trade show Ambiente yesterday.
The actress, director and Oscar winner was the guest of honour for USA Day, which took place at the Frankfurt exhibition on Monday, February 16.
The USA is this year’s Ambiente Partner Country for 2015. It is one of Germany’s most important trading partners and more than 100 US companies are showing their latest products to trade visitors at Ambiente, including Big Green Egg, Kikkerland, Nambé, Oxo International, Vitamix and Zuko
During a tour of the fair, Helen was introduced to selected American and German exhibitors such as Lenox, KitchenAid, Fissler and Zwiesel. She also visited the Partner Country presentation, ‘Seashore Galore’, by American designer Scott Henderson. To round off her visit, she attended a ‘Partner Country Reception’ last night: an event dedicated to this year’s Partner Country and the venue for the announcement of the next Partner Country at Ambiente in 2016.
“Ambiente was for me an amazing and eye-opening experience,” Helen said. “I learned so much about modern design and discovered such an amazing variety of great designs, trends, companies and products from all over the world. Ambiente is really the meeting place for the design industry just as Hollywood is for the film industry.”
Ambiente bills itself as the leading international trade fair for products for the table, kitchen and household, gift articles, jewellery, wellness and fashion requisites, as well as decorative products, interior design concepts and furnishing accessories.
This year’s event is being described by the organiser as ‘more international than ever before’ with 4,811 exhibitors from 94 countries presenting products across 328,500sq m: an area equivalent to 46 football pitches. The five-day Ambiente show is occupying the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre to February 17.