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Oscar-winner Helen Hunt at Ambiente

Exhibitors and visitors from all over the world come to Frankfurt for Ambiente. This year, however, one visitor in particular ensured that special touch of glamour at the fair: Helen Hunt.

The actress, director and Oscar-winner was the USA Day guest of honour and she visited Ambiente during the theme day for the USA, this year’s Ambiente Partner Country.

During a tour of the fair, she was introduced to selected American and German exhibitors, such as Lenox, Kitchen Aid, Fissler and Zwiesel. “Ambiente was for me an amazing and eye-opening experience. I learned so much about modern design and discovered such an amazing variety of great designs, trends, companies and products from all over the world. Ambiente is really the meeting place for the design industry just as Hollywood is for the film industry,” said Helen Hunt.

Helen Hunt began her acting career at the age of nine. Since then, she has appeared in innumerable television, theatre and movie productions and received no less than 47 renowned awards. In 1998, she won the Oscar as Best Actress for her outstanding performance as a waitress alongside Jack Nicholson in the movie ‘As Good as It Gets’.

During her tour of Ambiente, Helen Hunt also visited the Partner Country presentation, ‘Seashore Galore’, by American designer Scott Henderson. To round off her visit to the fair, she will attend this evening’s ‘Partner Country Reception’, an event dedicated to this year’s Partner Country and the venue for the announcement of the next Partner Country at Ambiente in 2016.

This year, the USA was honoured as the Partner Country of the world’s foremost consumer-goods fair. Around 100 US exhibitors, including companies such as Big Green Egg, Kikkerland, Nambé, Oxo International, Vitamix and Zuko, have enriched Ambiente with their latest products and innovations. The traditional highlight of the Partner Country programme is the theme day on the Monday of the fair with numerous events organised by exhibitors from the Partner Country.

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