What’s new at Top Drawer
Top Drawer Spring/Summer 2017 will present thousands of hand-picked brands and more world launches than ever
With thousands of hand-picked brands on the map, most showing exclusively, and more world launches than ever, Top Drawer Spring/Summer 2017, which is set to take place September 15-17, is the style destination of choice for creative retailers embarking on an exploration of the finest new products across the dynamic worlds of Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft.
Created to inspire the buying of style scouts searching for original design-led products across the lifestyle landscape, Top Drawer’s newest global edit reflects key trends and showcases Europe’s most directional lifestyle brands and Britain’s best loved labels, all curated by a panel of experts.
New for S/S 2017
This edition sees more exclusive brands and new products being launched across all sectors of the show plus a host of exhibitors who are joining the roster for the first time, making Top Drawer the perfect hunting ground for retailers in search of something new.
Home will present more exclusive brands than ever at S/S17 as well as names new to the show including Design Letters, Maxwell Williams, Melin Tregwynt, Bluebellgray, and Tokyo Design Studio. They join destination brands such as Alessi, Black + Blum, BlissHome, Eva Solo, Garden Trading, LSA International, Grand Illusions, Joseph Joseph, Make International, ICTC , Orla Kiely Home , IBride, PR Home, Skagerak, Stelton and Umbra.
Animating proceedings, star potter Keith Brymer Jones, presenter of the BBC Great Pottery Throw Down, spins his wheel to bring live action and endless wonder to the heart of Home.
Food Emporium makes a triumphant return giving discerning buyers the chance to source everything they need to stock their own slice of foodie heaven. Doubling in size, the January edition will present over 80 of the best artisans and producers, offering a tasty collection of ‘giftable’ food products, from oils and condiments to seasonal treats and confectionery. Exhibitors include Makers & Merchants, Anglesey Sea Salt, Hawkshead Relish Company, Olives et Al, Fudge Kitchen, Joe & Seph’s, Pinkster Gin, Lime Bay Winery and Hasslacher’s Hot Chocolate.
Craft, the curated showcase of handmade products, will feature ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion, textiles and mixed media from over 150 hand-picked international makers including Ali Tomlin Ceramics, BTU Studio, Gilly Langton Jewellery, Moth and Mirror, Suzanne Breakwell, ren London and Catriona Faulkner. Look out for live demos, maker workshops and an exciting collaboration with online design portal In The Window.
At the very heart of the show, Top Drawer presents an inspiring and expertly curated selection of the most original, beautifully designed products across Gift, Wellbeing, Children’s and Greeting & Stationery. UK and International exhibiting brands include: Nkuku, Wild & Wolf, Rice, Dassie, JellyCat, Kikkerland, Max Benjamin, Temerity Jones, Caroline Gardener, Katie Leamon, Orange Tree Toy, Skandi-Chic, Portico Designs, Ohh Deer and Captain Fawcett and new to the show Rex International, Sunnylife, Paprcuts, Shepherd of Sweden, Fenella Smith, Locomocean and Santoro.
Following a hugely successful debut at Top Drawer’s recent A/W16 edition, PaperFest and the PaperAwards, sponsored by G. F. Smith, will be hosted within Greetings & Stationery this January. The list of nominated brands and dynamic programme of talks from leading experts will be announced in November.
Spotted - New Talent
Spotted returns with a top pick of emerging talent showcasing their products for the first time. Curated by Charlotte Abrahams, this edition presents over 40 budding brands spanning all sectors of the show.
The dedicated product trails are back, guiding visitors through the halls to discover specific categories. The Men Only trail highlights original gifts and accessories for him, while the UK Debut trail enables buyers to home in on new international brands. These will be accompanied by the ever-popular Product GB and Eco trails.
Academy Live brings expert business voices to the live stage. The programme will be announced soon.
Top Drawer will be held on 15-17 January 2017 at London Olympia. Trade buyers are now invited to register online at www.topdrawer.co.uk
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