Gifts Today magazine

Spring Fair in full swing!

From GBBO star Nadiya Hussain's appearance on the Wow! Stuff stand to trending tableware at Denby and Creative Tops, we highlight the must-visits in Kitchen, Dining & Housewares

The UK's leading fit and home trade show Spring Fair opened its doors yesterday (Sunday February 7) to showcase some 3,000 of the best British and international suppliers presenting up to 300,000 new products across 14 categories, including that all-important Kitchen, Dining & Housewares.

Kitchen, DIning & Housewares takes place in Hall 9 and features regular suppliers such as Portmeirion Group, Denby, Dunoon, Churchill China, Arthur Price, Creative Tops, T&G, Elia International, Ulster Weavers and Sabichi, among others, as well as newly returning brands such as Villeroy & Boch.

Check out trending tableware
According to Spring Fair's online portal, the top 20 trending products most viewed online inlcude four in the Kitchen, Dining & Housewares section in hall 9.
At Number 8 is Natural Canvas by Denby: timeless, neutral tones and a roulette texture inspired by the iconic Chevron patter of the 1960s with many pieces multi-functional
At Number 9 is Katie Alice Vintage Indigo by Creative Tops: inspired by heritage delftware of Amsterdam, it features dark bue roses on a bed of woven gingham, laced with Katie Alice's trademark polka dots across tableware and homeware pieces.
At Number 10 is M by Mikasa Collection at Creative Tops: elegant pieces in superior strengthened materials such as vitrified porcelain - durable yet classic looks

Celebrities on stands
On Monday February 8, from 10am-12pm, Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain will be attending Spring Fair to promote the Great British Bake Off range produced by Wow! Stuff and sign copies of The Bake Off Book: Celebrations. On the same day from 11am-12pm Sophie Conran appearing for Arthur Price, Hall 9 Stand E44 – F45. Finally, Paul Hollywood will be giving a demonstration for Kitchen Craft, Hall 9 Stand G24 – H25 - he is launching a new bakeware collection with the company. On Tuesday February 9 from 2-5pm Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen will appear for Arthur Price, Hall 9 Stand E44 – F45; while from 2.30-3pm, find Sophie Conran at T&G Woodware, Hall 9 Stand F30 – G11. 

Events not to be missed
Monday - 12.45-1.15: Keynote panel at the Ecommerce seminar theatre, Getting the most out of selling on online marketplaces, with Britt Kritzler eBay Business Seller Growth and Dieter Kindl, CEO, Rakuten Austria.
Tuesday - 12.00 – 12.30: Anna Rigby, Head of Buying, Home Accessories, Gifts and Seasonal, John Lewis, to present at the Ecommerce theatre on: What is a big omni channel retailer looking for in the gift homeware market.

Spring Fair runs through Wednesday February 11. www.springfair.com 



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