Well known for predicting the commercial trends in housewares, gift and small domestic electricals, The Exclusively Show (14th and 15th June at the Business Design Centre) looks set to do so again in 2022. Working with trend forecaster, Scarlet Opus, the show will include trend talks, trend tours for buyers and displays of exhibitors’ products pre-selected for being particularly in tune with the themes and styles which will prove popular in 2023 and beyond.
As exhibitors were invited to submit product for the displays in the Exclusively briefing meeting, Phil Pond from Scarlet Opus has given a sneak preview of ‘Wellness and Comfort’ which is forecast for 2023 and focuses entirely on calm minimalism. Incorporating both psychological and physical comfort. This trend is subtle, but not bland. Dreamy, soft shapes come together with a palette of light, pastel tones to create a nourishing space that is reminiscent of the 50s and 60s. The colour palette also works well for kitchen products, while luxurious textiles such as silk and faux-fur bring the comfort element to life.
Products that will work with Wellness and Comfort will be popular in both the main exhibition and the Brand Showcase – the media-friendly edit of the main show which attracts some 250 press, bloggers and influencers to soak up the trends and reflect them in forthcoming media coverage.
Chair of Exclusively and Chief Operating Officer of show owner, BHETA, Will Jones commented, “It’s great for both exhibitors and visitors to get some preview insight into the top trends for the next few years ahead of the event itself. It ensures that Exclusively is as ever a real showcase of the absolute best and most current housewares, gift and small domestic electrical products in the industry. Which is exactly why the show is such a big draw for the top buyers from all the multiples, garden centres and visitors from many of the nation’s independent stores specialising in cook, dine and gift.”