Pulse, London's boutique trade fair, kicks off this weekend from Sunday 14th May. It's an unmissable showcase of fresh talent mixing alongside well-established design brands. Across the grand venue of Olympia London over 500 brands showcase the best new design-led Interior Accessories, Giftware, Stationery & Greetings, Wellbeing, Fashion Accessories and Jewellery.
Below is our pick of the best design-led gifts that we're looking forward to seeing at the show:
Above (L to R): dot.home | UAL Now; Yod and Co | Brands F28
dot.home | www.dot-home.co
London based dot.home is a modern interiors brand which creates modular furniture and accessories. Users of their designs are encouraged to customise their furniture and accessories, changing and adapting the pieces to fit into any space. Pictured is their new Ash Candleholder, a playful piece which uses magnets to quickly change it's configuration.
Yod and Co | www.yodandco.com
London based Yod and Co is a brand agency which specialises in representing young creative brands from all over the world and bringing them to the UK to showcase their work to new markets. For Pulse 2017, they are bringing 2 new brands under the Yod and Co Umbrella: Boskke, which is a contemporary gardening brand with their range of self watering plant pots and sky planters perfect for warming weather. And Tangent GC is a Swedish brand specialising in organic garment, shoe and body care (pictured).
Above (L to R): Block | Brands H30; Wrap | Living J53
Block | www.blockdesign.co.uk
Cornwall based brand Block specialise in designing simple but striking homeware and deskware. One of their newest collections is folded metal clocks based on origami principles. The powder coated steel takes on the illusion of paper and shade caused by the folding techniques give the clocks illusions of different tones and colours.
Wrap | www.wrapmagazineshop.com
British brand Wrap was founded in 2010 by designers Chris and Polly Harrison, with the aim of creating exciting well-made products that celebrate the best in contemporary illustration. All of their products feature artwork created exclusively for the brand; this season Wrap have collaborated with illustrators including Bodil Jane, Leta Sobierajski, Matt Blease and Cari Vander Yacht to create a series of fresh and original products. Pictured is the 'Fracture' organiser envelopes designed by illustrator Leta Sobierajski.
Above (L to R): All The Ways To Say | Makers C27; Geo-fleur | Makers F7
All The Ways To Say | www.allthewaystosay.com
All The Ways To Say is a specialised paper goods brand based in France, founded in 2015 by Claire Leina, illustrator and art director. Claire develops original collections, works on colour and designs combinations, and focuses on the highest quality materials available to create the finest products. All The Ways To Say is brand new to the UK market and will be launching new art prints, notebooks and calendars at Pulse.
Geo-fleur | www.geo-fleur.com
London based Geo-fleur specialises in beautiful botanically inspired homewares, including indoor terrariums, planters, and leather, brass and copper hanging planters. They stock pieces of interest from the likes of Studio Arhoj and Boskke to create the perfect online store for urban plant lovers. Pictured is their newest range of concrete planters.
Above (L to R): White Brand Agency | Brands F30; LikeConcrete | Makers E10
White Brand Agency | www.whitebrandagency.com
Leading German glass manufacturer Ritzenhoff is this year celebrating it's 25th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, Ritzenhoff presents new four glass collections called The Next 25 Years (N25Y) created by Design Agency Sieger Design: Gin & Tonic, Champagne, Beer and Milk (Beer by Studio Job pictured). The collections encompass surface design collaborations with 29 leading creatives from 11 different countries including Naoto Fukasawa, Patricia Urquiola, Arik Levy, Studio Job and Penagram, creating striking typographic and illustrative designs. Sieger Design has also designed minimalistic, high-quality packaging for each of the four glass series. This new collection from Ritzenhoff will be available in the UK for the first time at Pulse via UK their distributor White Brand Agency.
LikeConcrete | www.likeconcrete.com
LikeConcrete is a Danish brand who have spent more than two years on developing a casting method for their unique interior products. This has enabled them to work with shapes and materials in concrete in ways never seen before. Pictured is the EMMA PENDANT made by Danish designer Tobias Tostesen.
We're looking forward to seeing all these design-led gifts along with hundreds more new discoveries this weekend at Pulse.