Top Drawer is the leading curated show in the world for this sector, attracting the very best UK and international design-led brands such as 1973, Ohh Deer, Notable Designs, Go Stationery, The Art File, U Studio, Noi Publishing, Stone Marketing, Susan O’Hanlon and Wrap.
In 2016 Top Drawer added Paperfest – which has grown from small beginnings to being a sell-out event – to the event which has allowed the event to flourish further still, providing attendees with a truly inspiring new space combining talks and creativity at the heart of Stationery & Greetings.
Alejandra Campos, Event Director of Top Drawer, comments, “We supported Paperfest in 2015 and were really impressed by what had been created. We are committed to continuous innovation and development in support of this sector, and incorporating Paperfest into Top Drawer fits perfectly with our vision. It’s a very exciting time for the stationery and greetings market with strong growth year on year, and being able to offer a professional platform to let the event evolve felt like a natural step. Most importantly, we are making the event free to attend, developing the format and further adding to the content to make this an even more compelling event within its new home at Top Drawer”.
A significant development for the homespun event that started life in a small studio in Clerkenwell in 2012, Paperfest founder and Luxury Stationer, Abigail Warner, comments: “Paperfest started life as a niche event with a small number of attendees. Over the course of the last five years, it has become an international event with over 200 visitors and an impressive line-up of high profile speakers, including Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Company and Cath Kidston.”
“When the opportunity arose to incorporate the event as part of Top Drawer I fully embraced it. Paperfest will retain its charm and unique offering, using the same aesthetic, values and high quality of speakers; and I am really looking forward to working with the Top Drawer team to develop more exciting plans which are yet to be confirmed.”
Paperfest will continue to be closely supported by paper connoisseurs, G. F Smith, who commented: “We recognised the importance and supported Paperfest from the beginning”
Held at London’s Olympia from 10-12 September, the A/W 2017 edition of Top Drawer will present an expertly curated choice of new products and exclusive brands across Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft. A light-filled, contemporary backdrop with comfortable spaces, a visually stimulating design, warm welcome and fresh aesthetic create a sophisticated and relaxed business environment to source everything for the season ahead. Vibrant, exciting, informative and above all commercial, this unique trade show is a genuine breath of fresh air for UK and international buyers alike.
Contract and retail buyers can register for a free pass, and find full event information at www.topdrawer.co.uk
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9 – 11th September 2018
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX
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