AUTUMN FAIR Preview: Creative Tops
Creative Tops will present its new collections when it showcases at the upcoming Autumn Fair at the NEC Birmingham in the UK
Creative Tops, one of the UK’s leading tableware, kitchenware and home décor companies introduces a new collection from Mikasa, a brand that’s prized for its modern, luxurious, trend-driven design.
Cocoon is a comtemporary collection of monochrome – think dark greyes, creams and soft browns - geometric shapes and deconstructed illustrations mixed with circle motifs and stripes, delivering a homely feel. Pieces include plates, bowls, serving dishes and cake stands.
Autumn Fair, which is scheduled to take place September 6-9 at NEC Birmingham, UK, represents the prime opportunity for independents in particular to do a last minute stock update before Christmas trading begins in earnest, as well as offering countless early preview of very hot new ranges, burgeoning trends and concepts that will be making an impact in spring/summer 2016.
Table & Kitchen is an incredibly important sector for Autumn Fair. Located in Hall 3, not only is Table & Kitchen at Autumn Fair an essential destination for dedicated kitchen shops and department store sectors, there is also very strong cross-over here for gift shops, for which table and kitchenware are major categories.
On display is the best in traditional and contemporary tabletop design, ceramics, glass and woodware, alongside tablemats, textiles, cutlery and small appliances. Among the many exhibitors participating in Table & Kitchen at Autumn Fair will be bellwether suppliers and brands such as Churchill China, Fairmont & Main, Arthur Price, Creative Tops, Rayware, EPE, Ethos and T&G Woodware. There will also be some exciting international suppliers on show and Danish brand I B Laursen is just one of the great companies from overseas to have chosen Autumn Fair as its UK Launchpad for the first time in 2015.
Along with the Table & Kitchen contingent in Hall 3, more relevant suppliers are exhibiting as part of The Summerhouse and within Contemporary Gift. Here, buyers can find more design-led kitchen and tableware – in The Summerhouse group area and within the popular Designlab feature area.
Autumn Fair always includes an excellent programme of free business seminars where trend-focused speakers and webinars feature prominently. Anyone keen to know up-and-coming trends can check www.autumnfair.com
for the latest updates to the schedule, as there’s sure to be a wealth of fascinating trend information at the event. As ever, the global trend-forecasting gurus at WGSN Homebuildlife will provide leading-edge design direction for the retail community via macro trend concepts to be presented daily via a webinar from the Fashion Catwalk in Hall 4.