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Pulse gearing up for 2016 show

Retailers can discover emerging talent, unseen products and expert retail and trend insight at Pulse London, which is scheduled to return May 15

Retailers can now start their journey to discover the unexpected and secure their free ticket to Pulse, the definitive event for inspiring giftware and modern living, taking place from 15­17 May 2016 at Olympia London.

Pulse offers buyers and retailers an unmissable opportunity to source thousands of cutting­edge design­led products from over 500 exciting brands at this summer’s largest design­led retail event. All beautifully curated by a market­leading panel of design and trend experts, as well as a whole line­up of new and unseen brands from the UK and overseas.

Cutting­-edge trends and products
Pulse works with the most forward-­thinking trend and retail experts including Design Trends & Features Writer for the Evening Standard, Katie Law; Fashion Trend Consultant, Claire Foster; Stylist & Author, Sania Pell; Luxury Brand Writer & Editor, Rachel Ward and Trend Agency, Unique Style Platform.

Inspiring Autumn/Winter 2016/17 design and fashion trends to be spotted at Pulse include Maximalist, Retro Romantic, Coastal Simplicity, Modernist and many more. 

Visitors can also plan their shopping list ahead of the show with Pulse Unseen,a brand new online product gallery showcasing the latest product launches first.

Each month, over 10,000 retail buyers visit the Pulse website to browse through images of the latest product launches and design talent. Pulse Unseen will now make it even easier for retail buyers to keep up­to­date with their favourite brands and discover exciting new ones throughout the year.

Louise Wallace, Pulse show director commented, “It’s the perfect place to see new products first and buyers can contact Pulse exhibitors throughout the year. Also there are so many cutting­edge, stand­out brands at Pulse that deciding who to see can be a daunting prospect for both new and returning visitors. Pulse Unseen really helps to make this process easier as it allows buyers to regularly check who’s launching what and get a feel for a particular brand before coming to the show.”

Wallace added, “It’s also a great way to keep track of launches from numerous brands in one place throughout the year, meaning you will be able to see trend patterns appearing and make more informed purchasing decisions.”

Industry experts are also on hand, regularly highlighting their favourite products and providing a snapshot of the latest launches to look out for. Retail buyers will be able to discover Katie Law’s list to find out what the Evening Standard’s Design Writer is coveting this season; top picks from the experienced fashion trend forecaster Claire Foster; and Elle Decoration Sania Pell’s wish­list to name a few.

Trend expert Claire Foster added, "Pulse Unseen is a great way for visitors and buyers to get a head start on their buy for the season. Being able to see the latest products from key exhibitors, highlighted with the 'Editor's Picks', is invaluable and adds more validation to product choices."

Unseen brands revealed
Having searched high and low to bring buyers design like no other, Pulse is pleased to reveal an exclusive edit of 140 UK and international brands that buyers will have never seen before at any other UK trade events. 

This includes brand new international brands in FOUND,Pulse’s international trail of discovery, emerging designers in Raw and a collective of East London inspired fashion accessories designers in Secret Emporium. The unseen line­up features:

All Things We Like | CAYBOO | Chá com Letras | Cotton Ball Lights | Craft Collective | Design Susanna Sivonen | Eva and Anne | Gedigo OY | HJEM | InkyPinkyBlinky | Katie Davies | Katy's Print Shop | LAURIGER | Michelle Carlsund Illustrations | MYRTE | Objects of Obsessions | Project mg | Puik Art | Riverstones | Rosemeyers | Scandinaviaform | Scenery Label |Zonnelijkand many more

Nothing but inspiration
Featuring the very best collection of emerging talent, unseen products, expert retail and trend insight all year round, Pulse is the UK’s most inspiring event for giftware and modern living. This year, Pulse also brings visitors a packed ShopTalk seminar programme featuring distinctive speakers who will offer invaluable retail insight and inspirational stories. The stellar line­up includes,Liberty, Heals,Farrow & Ball and Imperial War Museum – a feature not to be missed at the show.

Pulse, 15­17 May 2016, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX

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