Altogether, 142,000 visitors from 154 countries (up from 135,988 from 142 countries last year) were recorded at this year's Ambiente in Frankfurt, after the show came to an end on 14th February.

There, 4454 exhibitors from 96 countries presented the latest in dining, living, and giving.

“Ambiente is the international summit meeting of the consumer-goods industry,” says Detlef Braun, member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt.

More than half of the visitors – 55% – attended from outside Germany, and the percentage of international exhibitors reached a record level, of 80%.

“Also particularly impressive is the increase of almost 4% in the number of visitors, which was split equally between German and international visitors. At Ambiente, representatives of the trade from all over the world expand their networks of contacts and place orders,” adds Detlef.

The top 10 visitor nations after Germany were Italy, China, France, the US, Spain, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Korea and Turkey.

Over 3,000 visitors came to Frankfurt from the UK, this year’s Ambiente Partner Country – an increase of around 200 over last year.

Next year, Ambiente will spotlight Dutch design, and will take place from 9-13th February.