January’s Top Drawer saw the event’s latest evolution presented four distinctive worlds - Home, Gift Fashion and Craft - all under one, united Top Drawer brand, creating one major destination for design-led products and buyers from all over the world.
World exclusive product launches, a brand new food emporium, live demonstrations, daily fashion shows and an engaging seminar programme, all sat alongside an unrivalled showcase of the highest standard of products spanning Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft, made this edition of Top Drawer the best yet.
Here are just some of the designers and brands that caught our eye at the show
Creative studio Tom Pigeon from the East Coast of Scotland showcased their newest range of prints, stationery and jewellery as part of Home at Top Drawer. Inspired by the geography and geometry of their local villages and surroundings, we love their graphic prints that are beautifully simple yet stylish with playful colours and organic shapes.
This year’s Confessions of a Design Geek bursary winner, Marta Bordes’ Elastic Lights proved a hit. The range of articulated table lamps made from ceramics and neon elastic cord intrigued visitors and encouraged play. We loved them so much, we put one in our press office!
New design showcase, Spotted, proved itself a main attraction as this year’s Turner Prize winners Assemble joined the impressive line-up. The social enterprise, Granby Workshop, born out of the community led rebuilding of a Liverpool neighbour, bought with them their range of hand-made products for the home.
CRAFT exhibitor Aimee Bollu’s collection of ceramic vessels from collections, The Hoard and Cultivated grabbed our attention. Aimee seeks out objects that have fallen out of use and marries these forgotten trinkets with beautiful pastel ceramic shades.
stelton - whitebrands
Stelton's award-winning Emma tea and coffee range bought with it the latest addition, the Emma kettle. The simple and stylish electric kettle is now available in blue and grey and we want both. Equally as desirable, and also on the Whitebrands stand, we spied the EM77 in the 2016 trend colours; pale lavender, deep burgundy and granite grey.