Trade show Top Drawer returns to London next month, promising ‘more exclusive brands and product launches than ever before’.
The exhibition, which takes place at Olympia from January 15 to January 17, encompasses four ‘worlds’: Home, Gift, Fashion, Craft and Food.
Top Drawer organiser Clarion Events has identified six ‘key aesthetic’ trends for the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of the show.
Each trend is reflected through a range of products across all sectors, including many housewares brands.
The trends are listed below with comments from Clarion Events and examples from the Home section of the show:
‘The tranquil tones of myriad different blues grace everything with a touch of beautiful, ethereal cool. For enduring appeal and a serene seasonal scene, add a blue note.’
Examples: Skandium Iittala (HOME H15), Libby Ballard Ceramics (SPOTTED SP25).
‘Here the aesthetic is fluid while the colour palette is soft, warm and natural. This direction offers calm sensuality, with organic influences seen across all lifestyle sectors’.
Example: Skandium Skagerak (HOME H15)
The Tribe Vibe
‘Pattern, material and texture reference a tribal, natural vibe in this tactile direction. Away from pure neutrals, colour is vivid and the urge to touch is almost irresistible’.
Examples: Rice (GIFT J61), Ellul Ceramics (CRAFT B6)
Echoes of Deco
‘Bold geometrics, metallics and an aura of luminous luxe characterise this ultra-glam trend. Think high-shine, high design and maximum desirability.’
Examples: Bloomingville (HOME D41), Newgate (HOME E41)
‘This direction sees eye-popping colour, modern materials and strong, graphical influences across a vibrant selection of products, for a very hot new season.’
Examples: Portico Designs (GIFT L65), KAKKOii (HOME B19)
‘The distinctively bright colour combinations and dynamic patterns that are so redolent of ’70s décor get a fresh update on a range of modern products.’
Example: MAKE International (HOME F29)
Trade buyers are now invited to register for Top Drawer online at www.topdrawer.co.uk
An example of the ’70s Remix trend from MAKE International (HOME F29)