Since 1984, Top Drawer has been synonymous with top quality products and innovative design. Home was introduced in 2012 and Craft in 2014, signifying an expansion into fashion accessories and the greetings sector, which cemented the show’s unique position as the UK’s leading design-led buying event for multiple buying categories.
Spring 2016 sees the event’s latest evolution, as it presents four distinctive worlds – Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft – under one, united Top Drawer brand, creating one major destination for design-led products and buyers from all over the world.
“Our dedicated team spends the year cherry picking the best in class across home, gift, fashion and craft,” says Alejandra Campos, event director.
“The result is a curated, exciting and inspiring event that presents the up and coming trends, and showcases the very best of each sector. The new look is fresh, premium and contemporary. By simplifying the brand architecture, we are able to focus more on relevant content and engage fundamentally with each of the communities we represent.”
Hosting a record number of exhibitors, the next edition of Top Drawer will take place at Olympia London during 17 -19th January 2016, and will bring together an inspirational showcase of thousands of selected British and international brands and designers.
Home will present a carefully edited, global cross-section of products from the finest brands and designers in Interior Accessories, Kitchen & Dining, Furniture & Lighting and Outdoor Living for the Spring/Summer season. Alessi, Authentics, Black + Blum, Bliss Home, Broste Design, Coach House, Ella Doran, Forma House, Garden Trading, Joseph Joseph, LSA International, Libra, MAKE International, One world, Pad Home, Robert Welch, Seletti, Skandium, Umbra and White Brands are amongst the over 200 the Home brands already confirmed.
In January visitors can expect to see plenty of new product launches such as the new outdoor living collection from Garden Trading, which will feature their new 2016 colourway, Dorset Blue, on a range of their classic, most popular designs.
Canadian homeware company Umbra will debut several new products, highlights of which include the Mira Mirror and Stealth Shelf. Pad Living will be presenting eight design brands on their stand including Graypants, Ibride Furniture and Lyon Beton.
Scandi experts Skandium will showcase products from a number of design brands, including furniture from Danish brand Skagerak and textiles from the Finnish brand Marimekko.
Top Drawer has a proud history of discovering and nurturing new talent. For 2016, Spotted will expand to become the all-encompassing hub for new and emerging brands across the shows and will include the popular confessions of a design geek bursary award.
The beautifully curated world of CRAFT will also return for its third year with an impressive selection of carefully curated handmade products from over 150 of the finest contemporary makers.
CRAFT at Top Drawer fills a gap in the UK market for a high quality, trade event which enables leading makers and artisans to meet a substantial audience of international retailers, professional buyers and collectors. The Spring edition will include ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion, textiles and mixed media.
Buyers are now invited to register online to experience the new, beautifully curated worlds of Top Drawer - Home | Gift | Fashion | Craft 17-19 January 2016 at Olympia London.