Gifts Today magazine

Top Drawer AW19: no ordinary event

Breaking boundaries and defining trends, the leading design-led lifestyle and interiors trade show, returns to Olympia London from 8-10 September, bringing an unmissable, unique edit of over 1000 carefully curated brands

Showcasing everything from cutting-edge to classic design and firm favourites to undiscovered names—creative retailers and interior professionals will have access to the very best and newest design-led homeware and lifestyle products at the AW19 edition of Top Drawer.

The 10 beautifully curated and presented sectors–Home, Gift, Fashion, Greetings & Stationery, Play, Pulse & Spotted, Craft, Food Emporium, Wellbeing and the brand new Retail Clinics–as well as the inspirational show features will provide an unrivalled experience for buyers to learn about the latest trends, gain expert advice, and help them successfully source products for the new season.

, now co-located with Top Drawer for the very first time and joined with Spotted, will give those visitors looking for emerging talent and new names access to original and innovative brands.

Of the enhanced offering, Top Drawer Show Director – Alejandra Campos says: 'Top Drawer has always been at the forefront of industry trends and cutting-edge content. 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.'

Following its successful January debut, Top Drawer’s DesignTalk—a dedicated seminar stream for interior professionals and design-savvy retailers—will join the September edition of the show for the very first time. Shaped by industry experts, DesignTalk will present specialist advice, trend analysis and spirited discussion from leading interior designers and key exponents of the craft; a perfect complement to RetailFest, the show’s flagship seminar programme, which is also set to have its most inspiring and high-profile speaker line-up to date. Whilst the PaperAwards and Spotted Award will highlight industry innovation and trends.

MR. and its complementary MR. Lifestyle product trail lauded great response after launching at the January show and will now join the September line-up. With menswear set to outperform womenswear globally by 2020, the dedicated show area and trail will guide visitors through a dynamic display of design-led accessories, jewellery, grooming ranges, and lifestyle products for the modern man.

Retailers looking to learn about the latest in-store and online solutions will discover a hand-picked selection of the very best suppliers and expets in the brand new Retail Clinics. The A/W19 debut of this sector has been specially tailored to give visitors access to the very best advice and tools to help drive their businesses successfully forward and stay ahead of the competition.

Top Drawer A/W19 will present an unbeatable showcase of leading international favourites—such as Alessi, Eva Solo, Corkcicle, BlissHome, Garden Trading, DOIY, Block Design, PR Home, Kikkerland, Nkuku, Manta Gifts, Caroline Gardner, Alex Monroe, Bombay Duck, Suck UK, Tilly Sveaas, Dassie, SC Brands, Ohh Deer, Kikki.k, Canova, Lexon, Areaware, Maileg, Chalk, Deborah Blyth, Gingko, Rice, Go Stationery, Notable Designs, Grand Illusions, Men Sociaty, Tatty Divine, Sibilia, Portico Designs, Edit Juhasz Ceramics, Kuniko Maeda, and Rebecca Wilson—as well as top designers and undiscovered names that buyers will not find elsewhere.

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