Top Drawer, the UK’s leading design, lifestyle, and interior event is coming back with major exhibitors and interesting new faces of the design world. With over 1,500 brands handpicked to provide the most comprehensive experience possible, every taste will be assuaged, from breaking-boundaries to classical favorite to traditional one, the design event allows to have a first impression of the newest trends – the one that will totally dictate our tastes in the next seasons. This 2019 edition will see some news, some structural changes that will increase the visitors’ participation while retailers and professionals can display all their design knowledge and their trend-predicting capabilities. Do you want to know? Keep reading our Top Drawer 2019 Event guide! Let’s begin!
TOP DRAWER 2019 EVENT GUIDE
WHEN & WHERE
The event will come back to Olympia London from September 8th to 10th. This edition has been presented as the most outstanding with 10 extremely organized sectors – Home, Gift, Fashion, Greetings & Stationery, Play, Craft, Food Emporium, Wellbeing plus two new entries: the newest Retail Clinics (debuting this year to provide the best tools to businesses to grow) and the Pulse & Spotted sector that, from this year, will be co-located in the same space, thus giving the opportunity to enjoy two events – separated until now – based on the celebration of emerging brands and names in the design industry; the freshness and innovative vibe of this sector will be presented by 20 hand-picked emerging designers and their pieces.
Alejandra Campos, Top Drawer’s director, explained how “the co-location with Pulse, which is known for presenting the next wave of design talent, makes for the perfect complement to our existing offering. With the amalgamation of the two shows, visitors will have the ability to explore the largest presentation of commercially-ready emerging brands and design, as well as the industry’s bigger, more established names”.
WHAT YOU CAN’T MISS
After the tremendous success of the first edition in January, DesignTalk will come back to tackle the major issues of the industry through a seminar stream led by industry experts that will give specialist advice and provide insights about future trends and innovations. RetailFest – the show’s flagship seminar program – will see the presence of high-profile design figures.
The “hunting ground” of each Top Drawer edition, Craft showcases a curated edit for the buyers, collectors, and retailers looking for quality-designed pieces. Four are the main categories of the sector: Ceramic & Glass, Jewelry, Fashion & Textiles, and Mixed Media. “A compelling sourcing experience!”.
“Celebrating creativity and innovation!”
The 7th edition of the PaperAwards – now exclusively open to Greetings & Stationery exhibitors – will come back for a new edition after the extreme success of the past one: discover the best names and the creativity of new and favorite old ones competing together.
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