June 11, 2012

Celebrating Design

We, at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, are always developing new products for our various lines of merchandising and we are always looking for inspiration.  Last February, I traveled to Frankfurt, Germany to attend Ambiente, the world’s largest and most important trade fair for consumer goods for the table, kitchen, household, giving and decorating, as well as for home and furnishing accessories.  This exhibition takes up an area the size of 48 soccer fields and is just mind-boggling!  I was so impressed during my first trip to the Ambiente Fair, where we saw so many wonderful designs and many beautiful products incredibly crafted.  On May 17th, during New York Design Week, I decided to host a VIP event called, “Dialogues in Design:  A New York Preview on Ambiente 2013,” at my company headquarters at the Starrett Lehigh building in New York City.  We asked Nicolette Naumann, the Vice President of Messe Frankfurt/Ambiente and the show organizer to be my co-host.  During the gathering, I spoke about my impressions of the Frankfurt show and Nicolette Naumann presented a first glance on next year’s Ambiente trade fair.  We were very happy to open our space to our friends from Messe/Frankfurt Ambiente.  And speaking of Ambiente, on Saturday, I just returned from Tokyo where I was at another exhibition of interior design products, also sponsored by Ambiente.

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