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Top Drawer preview: Make International

During the upcoming Top Drawer show, which runs January 15-17 at London’s Olympia, Make International will present its latest additions

During the upcoming SS17 edition of Top Drawer, set to take place January 15-17 at Olympia, London, Make International will showcase its Animal Magic and Scandi Linea ranges of ceramics, launched for A/W 16, from award-winning designer Jane Foster in collaboration with renowned ceramicist Keith Brymer Jones.

Animal Magic offers mugs, egg cups, tea towels, coasters and placemats featuring a design with a hint of the ‘60s, a brightly-coloured background with a thick-lined, cartoon animal. Scandi Linea features four monochrome, patterned birds – peacock, owl, chick, chicken – in a Scandinavian style on egg cups, mugs and tea towels. 

New additions for SS17 will be on show, including coordinating glasses and mini mugs to Animal Magic. Also new for S/S are 45 new words on Keith Brymer Jones successful Words range, as well as a new KBJ Wedding Range, featuring 14 new bucket mug words and a bride and groom bucket mug pair, espresso set and egg cup set. While the brand Scion Living will deliver brand-new colours of the bestselling Mr Fox and Spike mugs, egg cups and espresso cups.

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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

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