Both exhibitions are organised by Clarion Events. Pulse, which was launched in 2003, is billed as ‘a destination for buyers seeking undiscovered brands and new talent’.
Clarion Events said: ‘The co-location with Top Drawer means that visitors will have an opportunity like no other to explore the very best of commercially-ready emerging brands, as well as the best and biggest names in design-led lifestyle products – all under one roof.’
Explaining the move, Neil Gaisford, managing director of the retail division at Clarion Events, commented: “After careful consideration and consultation with the market, we have taken the decision to move Pulse from a stand-alone event to a co-located one at Top Drawer, for both the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter editions, with the first taking place from September 8 to September 10. This will provide buyers with an unrivalled offer of new creative talent for their most important buying periods.”
Top Drawer show director Alejandra Campos added: “Top Drawer has always been at the forefront of industry trends, making Pulse the perfect complement to our existing offering. By transitioning Pulse’s cutting-edge content and ethos of unseen, original design into the Top Drawer setting, our visitors will now have unrivalled access to the very best in design-led lifestyle products.”
With applications now open, emerging designers and brands within modern living, fashion and giftware that are new to trade or have traded for less than three years, are encouraged to apply to exhibit by April 30 to secure their space and receive a special early bird rate. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7384 7863 for more information and to submit for Pulse selection.
Buyers can register for complimentary passes for the Autumn/Winter 2019 edition of Top Drawer at www.topdrawer.co.uk