This year’s Launchpad at Pulse will include over 120 young and talented designer-makers from the UK and overseas, across product categories that include gifts, homewares, greetings cards, gift wrap, stationery and art prints.
A summer hothouse of up and coming design talent, Launchpad is an integral part of Pulse`s success – you can expect to discover some wonderful gems there when you visit the show on June 10 12 at Earl’s Court in London. Here are a couple to whet your appetite:
welovekaoru is a luxury fine bone china company, established in 2008 by Central St Martins graduate Kaoru Parry. Working closely with independent family-run potteries the studio aims to promote and preserve traditional values of craftsmanship within the British ceramics industry. Each piece celebrates a special manufacturing process and is exclusively made in England by skilled artisans. We loved these teacups, which can be personalised with any letter to make a beautifully refined gift.
With a love of drawing and typography and a desire to reinvent the timeless nature of hand printed work, Katie Leamon launched as a brand in 2010. Katie’s inspiration is drawn from traditional nursery rhymes, fables and fairytales, resulting in timeless, enchanting designs. The range is prominently greetings cards that launched this summer at Liberty London. These wonderfully simple age cards are stylish and effective.