Germany’s top model Toni Garrn gives her Ambiente début

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Toni Garrn with Messe Frankfurt Executive Board Member Detlef Braun


The German top model Toni Garrn has never been to Ambiente before, the world’s largest consumer goods exhibition. Walking around the trade fair, Garrn has been forming her own picture of the latest lifestyle trends and learning about sustainable consumption patterns.

Toni Garrn, who grew up in Hamburg, now travels around the entire world as an international top model, including New York, London, Berlin and Cape Town. A nice, cosy home is of course essential for her to switch off and relax. This is why the model is currently redecorating her apartment in Berlin. She found this a perfect time to visit Ambiente, as the leading global trade fair for consumer goods is all about tableware, kitchenware, household goods and leisure as well as interior design, furnishings and gifts. 

“I enjoy surrounding myself with beautiful, modern, high-quality objects, though they must have been manufactured under fair conditions, using sustainable materials. It’s important for me to feel comfortable at home. So I’m very pleased that I can find exactly the right products at Ambiente and that I can get some great inspiration here,” said Toni Garrn as she was walking around the trade fair.

Toni Garrn felt particularly inspired by products from Giobagnara, Normann Copenhagen and Serax. She was impressed by the Italian exhibitor Giobagnara with its range of beautiful, luxury leather accessories – all in a high quality and in different colours – and also admired the purist Scandinavian design of Normann Copenhagen’s Tivoli collection. Looking at Serax’s presentation, she was amazed at its exclusive home accessories and furniture from various designers.

But Toni Garrn is equally interested in the compatibility of sustainability and social welfare in the consumer goods industry. Working through her own foundation – the Toni Garrn Foundation – the top model promotes improvements in educational opportunities for girls in Africa. She was particularly impressed by the special show of the MADE 51 project. The UN refugee agency UNHCR is presenting home decorations and fashion items at Ambiente, all of them handcrafted by refugee artisans. The purpose of the project is to create future-proof livelihoods for such people. Looking around the presentation of the Dutch exhibitor Van Verre, Garrn learned about sustainably manufactured products. The brand is showcasing home textiles and accessories at Ambiente, created with traditional materials and techniques.