In 8 pavilions covering a total area of 18,000 m2, visitors had the opportunity to see the news from the fields of architecture, construction, furniture and interior decoration, design, art, and the HoReCa sector – at Ambienta, ArhiBau.hr, Art Zagreb, Hotel&Gastroteh, and the festival Zagreb Design Week.
The Ambienta Fair – Indoor and Outdoor Design Stories
The Ambienta Fair featured several units: Furniture and Interior Decoration, Product Design Zone, Construction and Equipping, and Exterior Decoration Trends. The story of interior and exterior decoration, furniture, and design was complemented with the topically related Hotel&Gastroteh Fair, featuring catering and hotel equipment and the HoReCa program.
The fair was supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia, and the City of Zagreb.
During the official opening ceremony Renata Suša, Zagreb Fair Director, emphasized: “The great jubilee of the International Furniture, Interior Decoration and Supporting Industry Fair will be the unavoidable venue this year as well, where all the best in the field of furniture production, interior design, and related industries will get together. During the past 50 years, Ambienta has become synonymous with the furniture fair, with tradition, the warmth of home, and new beginnings. So far, it has featured a number of well-known and renowned companies on the Croatian and world scene and will continue to do so in the future, for that is its task and its mission.
Over the years, Ambienta has become a movement for the Croatian wood industry, positioning itself as a communication platform for all related industries that deal with aspects of housing, furnishing, and decorating of facilities, as well as special offers for the catering and service industry”.
Accompanying Program – Expert Presentations and Panel Discussions
In addition to the exhibition segment, this year’s Ambienta also offered an interesting accompanying program. It comprised lectures on the topics of separation of biowaste in apartments, solving problems of interior design, the influence of colors on the living space arrangement, and green building as well as free professional advice on interior design.
A special interest of the public was attracted by the panel discussion titled “Refurbished Building VS Furnished Apartment” which was attended by eminent building industry experts: Željko Uhlir, State Secretary of the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets and co-owners representative; Marko Porobija, Attorney at Law, Porobija & Špoljarić; Domagoj Šešok, Upravitelj Association, Director of the Building Maintenance Sector at City Housing and Municipal Services Company GSKG; Vesna Bukarica, energy efficiency expert and Department Head for Energy Efficiency at Hrvoje Požar Energy Institute and Sanja Pamuković, licensed architect and co-owners representative.
Joint Accompanying Program – Music and Films
A joint accompanying program was organized by all partners in the Zagreb Fair Park between pavilions 6 and 8, where visitors could enjoy a music and film program that included bands Auf Wiedersehen and Denis/Denis, a fashion show and documentaries: “Dries”, “Romano Artioli – The Last Great Dreamer” and “Design is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli”.
Within the scope of the ArhiBau fair, a three-day expert conference on the topic: “Future’s Habitat/Habitat’s Future” was organized.
On Sunday, recognitions and acknowledgments were awarded to exhibitors for their long-lasting cooperation at the Ambienta Fair, as well as to former employees of the Zagreb Fair who worked hard over the years to improve the Ambienta Fair. Drawing of lucky winners of the prize game for visitors also took place.