One day at the trade show - Ambiente
If you follow my Facebook account you probably know: Last Saturday I visited the "Ambiente" trade show in Frankfurt. I was invited by Ritzenhoff, who had organized a very glamorous and amusing party on the evening.
I used the day to have a look at one fair that I otherwise would not have visited and I am really glad I went there. It was so interesting: In general —lots of millions of nice things for the eye— and in particular for my business. Because there were many interesting companies presenting their beautifully decorated products and they were all so nice and easy to approach. I am especially thankful to the sales director on the "Ambiente" booth (yes, the company has the same name as the trade show... just a coincidence) who took at least half an hour of his time to tell me about the way his market works. It was so so generous from his side. I am still thinking about what should I send him to say "thank you" in a proper way.
After a long day wandering through all halls and talking to all kind of interesting people the cherry on the cake was the Ritzenhoff party: I met a lot of colleagues, I got to talk again with my partners at Ritzenhoff —who take so good care of us, designers— and I saw my designs on the new "Pearls" glasses for prosecco. I was so so happy. They look even better on the glasses than on my computer screen. The three-dimensionality of it, the shine of the rose gold... so glamorous. In one month I am visiting the production, I will tell you more then.