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Top Drawer preview: Maxwell & Williams

During the upcoming Top Drawer show, which runs January 15-17 at London’s Olympia, Maxwell & Williams will will make its show debut, delivering a number of exciting new ranges

Globally recognised for its affordable quality in designer homewares, including a wealth of tabletop, Maxwell & Williams will make its debut at Top Drawer S/S 2017, set to take place January 15-17.

The company will debut its new Paradiso collection, a unique range of tableware inspired by the beautiful plants of the tropics. Designed by Christopher Vine, Paradiso features a greenhouse of jungle foliage and the bird of paradise, with beautifully-decorated surfaces inside and out. Made of prestige porcelain, Paradiso is delicately finished with coloured detailing on rims and handles. The combination of richly-coloured illustration and blue silhouette patterns also makes it perfect to mix and match.

In addition, Maxwell & Williams will showcase its Elemental range, a collection of boards, serving platters and bowls, designed to emphasise the natural qualities of the materials - ash timber, marble and prestige porcelain – with a simple aesthetic and luxurious texture. Also on show will be the Artisan range, crackle-glazed dinnerware and dipped canisters inspired by artisanal European ceramics and featuring a handmade feel; and Diamante, contemporary glass cake stands and domes, ideal for high tea.

FInd Maxwell & Williams at Home G23 / www.maxwellandwilliams.co.uk

Top Drawer SS17

With thousands of hand-picked brands on the map, most showing exclusively, a host of exhibitors joining the roster for the first time, and more world launches than ever, Top Drawer S/S17, set to take place January 15-17, is set to be a winner for creative retailers on the look out for the finest new products.

As part of the Top Drawer landscape, Home will present more exclusive brands than ever, as well as an exclusively curated pick of around 1,000 UK and international brands across the entire lifestyle landscape, including Interior Accessories, Kitchen & Dining, Lighting & Furniture, and Outdoor Living.

“Increasingly, brands are choosing to show at Home and nowhere else so, as well as more exclusives than ever, S/S17 includes new names to the show including Design Letters, Maxwell & Williams, Melin Tregwynt, Bluebellgray, and Tokyo Design Studio,” says Alejandro.

These join destination brands such as Alessi, Black + Blum, BlissHome, Eva Solo, Garden Trading, LSA International, Grand Illusions, Bloomingville, Joseph Joseph, Make International, ICTC , Orla Kiely Home , IBride, PR Home, Skagerak, Stelton and Umbra.

Animating proceedings, star potter Keith Brymer Jones, from the BBC’s hit series The Great Pottery Throw Down brings ceramics dynamics to proceedings: he will be live in action at the wheel throughout the event bringing creative wonder to the heart of Home.

Academy Live returns, bringing expert voices to the live stage. The S/S17 programme, promising a provocative, inspiring and informative series of talks, will be announced soon.

The popular product trails are back too: Men Only highlights original gifts and accessories for him, while the UK Debut trail introduces buyers to new international brands showing for the first time in the UK. The Product GB and Eco trails are always in demand, helping visitors pinpoint products with a particular story about provenance and production.

Top Drawer will be held January 15-17 2017 at London Olympia. Trade buyers are now invited to register online at www.topdrawer.co.uk




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