The launch of the autumn edition of trade show Home, which ran alongside sister exhibition Top Drawer in London last month, added a strong housewares offer to the mix at the event – and helped secure a 4% increase in buyers and 14% uplift in international visitors.
The combination of the two shows, which were held from September 14-16, created ‘the ultimate Autumn event for design-led homewares and giftware buyers,’ according to organiser Clarion Events. Taking place at the newly refurbished Olympia and showcasing over 800 exhibitors over two halls, Clarion described the event as a ‘resounding success’.
Top Drawer offered four zones of products: gifts, fashion, children’s and stationery & greetings. Home focused on housewares, interior accessories, furniture, lighting, fabrics and garden products. Combined with Home, Top Drawer was 35% bigger than previous autumn editions.
The organiser said: “Positive buyer reactions led to the highest exhibitor re-bookings on record; a sure indication that the autumn edition of Home will echo the success of the January edition, which has more than doubled in size in just three years.”
In January, Top Drawer and Home will be joined by sister show Craft, as well as a new floor devoted to fashion accessories and jewellery, plus a new talent section. Together, the three exhibitions will showcase over 1,000 exhibitors spread across four halls and two floors. All three shows will take place at Olympia from January 11-13.