STA, 6 November 2019 - The 30th furniture and interior design fair Ambient Ljubljana and the home construction fair Dom Plus got under way at Ljubljana's Gospodarsko Razstavišče fairgrounds in Ljubljana on Wednesday. The fairs will feature 222 exhibitors from 21 countries until Sunday.
Lifting the curtain on Ambient Ljubljana, Prime Minister Marjan Šarec said Slovenia had many excellent designers, "but we are not always capable of joining forces so as to market these products appropriately".
He added Slovenia had already missed opportunities to sell such products for serious money in the past, but he argued a new chance had come now.
The opening ceremony was also addressed by Gospodarsko Razstavišče director Iztok Bricl, who portrayed what used to be called the Ljubljana Furniture Fair as a phenomenon that had weathered all the drastic political and economic changes in the country, including the extinction of the wood-preprocessing and furniture industries in the country.
A number of side events are to be organised at the fairgrounds during the two fairs and scores of awards will be conferred, including for top products and ideas and for up-and-coming designers and architects.
The fair's website can be found here