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Home London now open!

From Alessi and Stelton to Canvas Home and Umbra, don't miss Home London, which opened yesterday and runs through Tuesday 15th

The UK’s most exciting and comprehensive collection of stylish, innovative homewares and interior accessories is back for its second Autumn edition, having opened its doors yesterday (Sunday 13th September) and running through Tuesday 15th September.

Held alongside Top Drawer, London's largest design-led gift event, and CRAFT, a showcase of 150 contemporary designer makers, Home has very quickly become the UK's definitive homewards and accessories buying event, presenting award-winning designers and the industry’s key brands all hand-picked and brought together in a fabulous central London location.

The fair is showcasing an exciting and comprehensive collection of some of the world’s finest brands spanning furniture and lighting, kitchen and dining, garden and outdoor, interior accessories and soft furnishings.

Here are a few not-to-be-missed highlights at Home, not to be missed:

Repeat Repeat - inspired by art of decoupage
Repeat Repeat (Stand C15) designs and manufactures contemporary and original tableware in Stoke-on-Trent. Launching at Home are more designs in its successful Menagerie Range designed by Gillian Naylor and Mark Faulkner. Inspired by the art of decoupage, it features a weird world of vibrantly coloured flora, fauna and neo-classical architecture. The generously proportioned bone china mug holds over a pint.

Melody Rose - back to the seventies
British brand Melody Rose (Stand 10b) will launch its new In Colour collection of fine bone china tableware. Inspired by 1970’s colour palettes, expect to see fresh blue and zingy green, bright yellow and vintage red borders, all featuring Melody Rose’s uniquely quirky designs, and edged with hand-applied 21kt gilding.

Stelton at White Brands – finding design inspiration at sea
White Brands (Stand H9) is a discerning sales and brand management company, specialising in homewares and lifestyle companies. With great care and consideration, they select and distribute a range of sought after Scandinavian brands including Stelton, Rig-Tig and Muurla. Stelton’s new Stockholm tableware collection designed by Swedish creative design duo, Bernadotte and Kylberg. The ever-changing scenery of the Baltic Sea and the Stockholm archipelago was the inspiration behind the iconic series of timeless vases and bowls. The artistic pattern reflects the sea’s ability to be both calm and dramatic.

Alessi - launch of Pulcina, a new espresso coffee maker by Michele De Lucchi
Pulcina is Alessi's (Stand G29) new expresso coffee maker dedicated to coffee lovers. Designed by the renowned Italian architect and designer Michele De Lucchi and developed in collaboration with illy's R&D Lab, Pulcina is the result of careful research aimed at improving and enhancing the organoleptic properties of coffee to stimulate the senses. Showcasing at HOME, the internal shape of the Pulcina's special heater automatically stops filtering the coffee at the right moment and the spout is deliberately pronounced, designed to perfectly cut drops when pouring.

black+blum – redefining the lunchtime experience with innovative designs

black+blum (Stand E33) are passionate about creating beautiful, original designs which are underpinned by functionality. This September, they will launch their new Box Appetit range. Inspired by traditional Japanese bento boxes, the revolutionary design is intended to infuse the lunchtime experience with fun and enjoyment by presenting food in a more desirable way. Originally developed in 2010, the Box Appetit range has grown with the addition of new innovative designs and has become a recognised brand within the lunchbox market.

Canvas Home – refining the dining experience with artisanal tableware
Known for simple modern and sustainable style, fashionable US brand Canvas Home (Stand K23) will celebrate their UK launch at Home this September. Known for their support of individual artisans around the globe, their distinctive tableware features a variety of handmade aesthetics, unique glazes and colour finishes for an elegant, sophisticated style. Named after a Parisian arrondissement, the Abbesses porcelain collection reflects it’s European heritage. A single, hand-painted line (now in subtle grey and green as well as red and black) outlines simple organic shapes.

Umbra – transforming everyday items with ingenuity and creative flair
Globally renowned furniture and interior accessories brand, Umbra (Stand G9), will showcase their Fall 2015 collection at Home. The company is recognised all over the world for bringing intelligent design to everyday items. Highlights of the new collection include the Tavola side table. The ingenious space-saving design features a metal plated tabletop and streamlined legs, supported by a tactile concrete base that doubles as a storage unit. Inspired by the construction of wire drying racks, the sleek Trax Photo Display is a unique and stylish way to display pictures, postcards and other mementos.

Home London takes place alongside Top Drawer and CRAFT at Olympia London now until Tuesday, 15 September, 2015.

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