Top Drawer returns to London’s Kensington Olympia with an event dedicated to design-led product for the homeware, gifting, fashion and craft markets. An international contingent of lifestyle brands showcased their latest innovations across a series of carefully curated sectors, with a focus on promoting a sustainable industry and providing a platform for the latest emerging talent.
This season’s showcase also featured a series of insightful seminars and keynote speakers as well as creative sessions designed to develop both the business and creative aspects of building a brand while the Spotted section became the place to be for those seeking out the latest, market-ready products. Fresh ideas in the fields of design, print and colour were also celebrated with the PaperAwards A/W17 winners and finalists chosen by public vote.
The Trendstop team have chosen four key brands from among a host of established names and up-and-coming new faces spotted at Top Drawer.
Key Brand’s for Home
Linda Bloomfield’s collection of porcelain tableware is inspired by the paintings of Giorgio Morandi. Soft, translucent colours and handmade glazes enhance the visible dimples and throwing lines that show the hand of their maker.
Images: Linda Bloomfield, courtesy of Trendstop.
Chive’s vases and terrariums are designed to highlight the natural beauty of modern floral arrangements. Geometric wall planters, coral-like ceramic blooms and matte finish ceramic pots lend a contemporary edge to the humble house plant display.
Images: Chive , courtesy of Trendstop.
Key Brand for Fashion
Handmade in Barcelona, Materia Rica’s jewellery collection is the brainchild of artist Marta Chojnakca and designer Joan Ayguadé. Using sustainable materials and recycled packaging, these illustrated pieces take inspiration from famous artists such as Matisse and the Art Deco era.
Images: Materia Rica, courtesy of Trendstop.
Key Brand for Kids
Wee Gallery by Five Minutes
The bold, monochromatic lines and illustrative characters that adorn Wee Gallery’s toys and textiles, are designed with baby’s visual strengths in mind. Products such s nesting dolls, activity books and graphic wall decals combine a highly contemporary aesthetic with thoughtful and engaging design.
Images: Wee Gallery, courtesy of Trendstop.