Gifts Today magazine

Pulse 2017 now open!

The UK’s ultimate boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, including tableware, Pulse 2017 will run through Tuesday May 16

Pulse, a beautifully curated, boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories, is now open, and runs through May 16, at Olympia London.

Pulse has a strong emphasis on emerging designer-makers, unseen international brands and new launches across all product sectors, allowing you to source extraordinary products in one easy, buying location.

Tableware designers and manufacturers showing at Pulse 2017 include Amsterdam-based homewares brand Urban Nature Culture, which will be debuting in the UK at Pulse, and whose SS17 collection includes its UNC Meets Indigo range of bamboo tableware printed using the technique of Shibori, meaning each piece is completely unique.

Also showing is StolenForm, a concept brand that specializes in repurposing industrialised objects, transforming them into ceramic home accessories and giftware products, with the latest product, the Tin Can Mug, which is available in two sizes and bold colours.

Also showing in kitchen and dining is The Table Mat Co., Emma Alington, Handmade Co UK Ltd., Peregrine Pottery, Repeat Repeat, Nkuku, and Rosie Brewer, among others.

In addition to thousands of exciting products and hundreds of unseen and emerging brands, there is a jam-packed ShopTalk programme. 

The UAL Now stand will return once more to Pulse, and will showcase 17 emerging creative businesses from UAL students and alumni selling inspiring design led gifts and lifestyle products and accessories. The stand features a diverse range of products including everything from ceramics and homeware to greetings cards.

UAL Now is a showcasing and exhibition programme that highlights the most exciting emerging talent from University of the Arts London. UAL Now showcases graduates' work at fairs and industry exhibitions across art, design and communication.

Highlights of UAL Now include London-based designer William Branton who specialises in bold geometric soft furnishings, fashion accessories and stationery; Japanese designer MIYU KURIHARA, who uses skills learned in Japan and London to hand paint ceramics for the home; and dot.home, a modern interiors brand which creates durable, modular furniture and accessories.

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