Top Drawer boosted vendor confidence with a buoyant event to kick-start the 2017 buying season, as the UK’s leading Design led Homeware event opened its doors to present more than 1000 key brands occupying the entire Olympia complex.
Retailers and Contract Buyers took full advantage of the chance to source from an unprecedented roster of exclusive products and new launches from key UK and international brands – most of whom were showing exclusively at the London event.
Top Drawers’ core principles of quality, selection and impeccable standards of presentation were much in evidence across the core “Worlds” of Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft, as the S/S17 edit reflected increasing demand for premium design-led products from retailers.
Home at Top Drawer
Over 200 brands showcased new and innovative products across the world of Home. Covering the breadth of Contemporary Interiors, Interior Accessories, Kitchen & Dining, Tableware, Furniture, Lighting and Outdoor Living - Home provided everything from statement pieces to original new designs with an expert selection of leading international brands.
Olympia provided the perfect setting to peruse new interiors products from the likes of Alessi, PR Home, Eva Solo, Studio William, Coach House, LSA International, Orla Kiely Home, Bliss Home, Garden Trading and Skagerak. These brands sat comfortably among newcomers to Top Drawer including Emko furniture, scandi lifestyle brand Design Letters and new UK lighting company Haberdashery.
Having doubled in size since launching in 2016, the Food Emporium drew strong interest from retailers and hospitality buyers by presenting the largest collection of non-perishable premium artisan food producers ever assembled at a UK event.
With the emphasis firmly on premium giftable food products, the Food Emporium contained a comprehensive selection of beautifully packaged food gifts of every type, from chocolate and confectionery to oils and condiments, drinks and beverages.
Six key trends were introduced for S/S17 - Honest Simplicity, Happy, The Blues, The Tribe Vibe, 70s Remix and Echoes of Deco. From the soft and warm tones of Honest Simplicity to the bright colours and dynamic patterns of 70s Remix, these six key aesthetic trends could be seen throughout the show.
The Autumn Winter edition of Top Drawer takes place at Olympia London from the 10th - 12th September 2017.