Messe Frankfurt Plans for Robust Ambiente

Show is scheduled to take place Feb. 12-16, 2016
November 4, 2015Allison Zisko

Ambiente dining sectionA scene from Ambiente’s dining section
FRANKFURT, Germany-Trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt is gearing up for the 2016 edition of its Ambiente fair here with a wide range of new housewares and tabletop goods.

“Ambiente is unique, not only because of its size, but also because it is a platform of inspirational ideas for trends and design, and sets the tone for the whole sector–and, indeed, on a world scale. The clear layout of the product groups at Ambiente keeps distances short and makes it very easy to find your way around,” said Thomas Kastl, director of Ambiente Dining.

The show, scheduled for Feb. 12-16, offers both trend-oriented and practical items for the kitchen and dining room. Fiskars, Fissler, Le Creuset, KitchenAid, WMF and Zwilling are among the brands that will make introductions. Small electrical appliances, barbecues and barbecue accessories are an important part of the product range in Halls 3.0 and 3.1, Messe Frankfurt said. In the Kitchen Trends sections in Halls 1.1 and 1.2, visitors will find utensils for use in the bar and for preparing and serving drinks, as well as kitchen accessories and dinnerware geared to younger consumers.

In the tabletop section, buyers will find the unusual, the best of the best, the trend setters and the sales drivers. The Table Contemporary product group in Hall 4.1 showcases the new trends with suppliers such as Alessi, Asa Selection, Eva Solo, Georg Jensen, LSA International and Stelton. Table Prestige, also in Hall 4.1, offers fine porcelain and ceramics. The State Porcelain Factory of Meissen and the Höchst Porcelain Factory will be exhibiting again for the first time in more than 10 years, alongside manufacturers such as Herend, Lladró, Moser and Richard Ginori. French manufacturer Faïencerie de Gien will be exhibiting its product ranges for the first time in Frankfurt. International brands are also on offer in Table Daily Life in Halls 4.2 and 6.2. Wholesale and other large-scale buyers will find glass, porcelain and ceramics in the Table Top Trade section in Halls 6.2 and 6.3, including suppliers such as Arda Cam, Gibson Overseas, Vidrios Reciclados San Miguel and Wrześniak Glassworks.

In Halls 5.0, 5.1, 6.0 and 6.1, the Houseware & Storage group offers solutions and products to make everyday life a little easier from companies such as Brabantia, Fackelmann, Hailo, Leifheit, Lock & Lock, Rotho, Tescoma and Wesco.

Ambiente offers buyers opportunities for volume contracts. In the product groups Passage Table & Decoration, Passage Table & Kitchen Select and Passage Dining & Houseware, volume suppliers with experience in the export trade will present an international selection of products.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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