August 26, 2011,
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Messe Frankfurt's Tendence opened here earlier today, showing attendees worldwide trends and products in home and gifts.
"We're very optimistic about the show," said Nicolette Naumann, vice president of Tendence. Show organizers expect approximately 75,000 attendees , about the same number as last year.
Among the themes at the show are nature, in such forms as mushrooms, deer and trees; traditional European looks that recall the Alps; and the Far East, including Buddhas. These themes "are connected to values," Naumann said. "All of these trends are a little nostalgic."
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