London’s design-focused gift, homewares and lifestyle show Pulse opens for business this weekend.
The event, which is taking place from May 12 to May 14 at Earls Court in London, will bring together more than 600 brands organised into five sectors: Home, Gift, Fashion Accessories, Wellbeing and Launchpad, with over 50% of suppliers unique to the show.
The exhibition is expected to attract an audience of more than 7,000 serious buyers from independents, multiples, e-tailers and department stores.
Organiser Clarion Events says this year’s edition of Pulse offers “more new and compelling products than ever before. From the young and unique designer-makers in Launchpad, to international inspiration on the Taste Taiwan stand, never has any summer show promised to deliver such an eclectic showcase of exciting, different and diverse design talent.”
Taste Taiwan is a group of nine Taiwanese designer-makers who will be showcasing their new product ranges, yet to be seen by the UK market.
The Home section is a showcase for more than 120 exhibitors including Haoshi Design, Block Design, Anorak, Thornback & Peel and Coulson Macleod. Names listed as offering kitchenware include Armazem, The Food Guide, Mary Fellows, Kate Samuels Design, and Le Mouton Noir & Co, while tabletop will be exhibited by Cubic, Dove Street Pottery, Felicity Jones, Caroline@CHH Design, Gary Birks, Hannah Turner Ceramics, Mclaggen Smith Mugs, WeLoveKaoru, Yas-Ming Ceramics, and Wiggles & Florence.
Pulse also welcomes The Prince’s Trust to the show this year. The UK’s leading youth charity will be bringing a number of designer-makers who have established their businesses with the backing of the Trust, which offers opportunities including training, personal development, business start-up support, mentoring and advice.