Top Drawer preview: Design Letters & Friends
During the upcoming Top Drawer show, which runs January 15-17 at London’s Olympia, Design Letters & Friends will make its show debut
During the upcoming SS17 edition of Top Drawer, set to take place January 15-17 at Olympia, London, Danish design brand Designer Letters & Friends will show for the first time.
Adding a dash of Nordic design, typography and style to the UK’s tableware market is Danish brand Design Letters & Friends.
Design Letters’ focus is on products with a graphic/typographical slant, with many of the designs featuring the hand-drawn letters of world-famous architect/designer Arne Jacobsen.
Jacobesen’s distinctive black alphabet and numbers have been used across a range of porcelain dinner plates, bowls, bone china cups, a melamine collection, and tableware for kids.
Find Design Letters & Friends in Home C29. www.designletters.dk 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