PREVIEW TOP DRAWER
Bolder Than Ever Live Design is the theme for Top Drawer S/S20 with plans to celebrate innovation and creativity within the design community like never before.
op Drawer kicks off 2020 with a bold start to the new year and new decade with a campaign and ethos that focuses on the very thing that connects its community. Live Design illustrates the elements that make the
show about more than just buying and selling, but also a place that stimulates the sharing of ideas and experiences. Show Director, Alejandra Campos explains, “Passion for design is at the very heart of our DNA and shared by everyone who is part of Top Drawer – from retailers, exhibitors and designers to our curators, speakers and organising team. The 2020 Live Design campaign captures both the individuality and togetherness of this design community, and celebrates its love and passion for innovation and creativity. As we open the international calendar, Top Drawer S/S20 is the destination for creative buyers to source the newest products from the very best design-led brands and new names – and to discover the latest trends and be inspired with our unique show content and features.”
Top Drawer S/S20 Olympia London January 12-14
PaperAwards Finalists The finalists in this year’s PaperAwards have been announced, with the winners to go on display at Top Drawer S/S20 in January. Supported by G.F. Smith, the awards are in their eighth year and celebrate design, creativity and innovation within the Greetings and Stationery industry.
The finalists are: Engaging Print
Lagom Design Meraki Hotchpotch Type and Story 1 Tree Cards Sadler Jones Exciting Use of Colour Lagom Design
For over thirty years, Top Drawer has been the bi-annual meeting place for creative retailers and interior professionals who share a passion for design. As the first trade show of the year for the greetings and stationery industry, it is a popular destination for product launches from many publishers and manufacturers, but there are also opportunities to discover emerging talent, making meaningful connections and be inspired for the year ahead (and beyond). Within the Greetings & Stationery sector this season, visitors will discover an array of leading names and new publishers including the likes of 1973, 30 x 40, The Art File , Arnelle Woker, Archivist, Belly Button Designs, Caroline Gardner, Deadpan Cards, East End Prints, Folio, Mean Mail, Meraki, Ohh Deer, Old English Company, Paper Plane, Pavillion, Portico Designs, Rama Publishing, Text From A Friend, The Pop Out Card Company, UWP Luxe, and Wood-ism. The variety of publishers means retailers and buyers have
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Earlybird Designs Raspberry Blossom Crispin Finn Elvira Van Vredenburgh Designs Type and Story Emotive Design ola Sadler Jones Wanderlust Paper Co. Raspberry Blossom Dicky Bird Kinshipped Best Stationery Design ola The Completist Crispin Finn Sleepy Bee Studio The’Room’Alive Block Design
plenty of options to choose from when trying to find those all-important wow products to put on shelves. Keeping the needs of the industry at the heart of the show’s evolution, the considered expansion of its curated sectors and seminar programmes, as well as the introduction of more networking opportunities than previous shows, all have the aim to enrich the Top Drawer experience for visitors and encourage a deeper connection between buyers and suppliers than ever before. Top Drawer will take place at Olympia London from January 12-14. All content and exhibitors are carefully edited by a panel of experts to excite, inspire and, ultimately save buyers time with the knowledge that they will only see the best. Top Drawer S/ S20 will showcase a combination of established and new names among the 1,500 brands on display across Greetings & Stationery, Gift, Home, Fashion, Craft, Spotted | Pulse, PLAY, Wellbeing and the Food Emporium.