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New design talent will be Spotted at Top Drawer

1430Journalist Charlotte Abrahams brings more of the fabulous new design she’s Spotted to Top Drawer Spring 2014

Following the success of Spotted by Charlotte Abrahams, this exciting showcase is set to return to the show in January 2014, due to take place at London’s Earl’s Court from January 12 – 14.

Spotted is designed to create an entry point for a whole new generation of exhibitors and this year’s show will feature up to 11 handpicked design based businesses who have never before been seen at a major UK trade fair.

‘Everyone featured within the Spotted area is chosen for the quality and originality of the things they make,’ Charlotte says. ‘There’s such a wealth of talent out there but many small companies and individual designer-makers simply can’t afford to break into the trade fair market. By removing these financial obstacles, Clarion Events is giving these exciting businesses the opportunity to introduce their work to an international audience – and giving that audience yet another reason not to miss Top Drawer.’

petra bornerFeatured Designers are: Foldie – Spotted – SP5; Wick and Tallow (pictured left)- Spotted – SP3; Studio Scruse – Spotted – SP7; Justine Ellis Design – Spotted – SP6; Wit Shop – Spotted -SP1; Petra Borner (right) – Spotted – SP4; Meryn Design – Spotted – SP2; Helen Round – Spotted – SP8; Francesca Lannaccone – Spotted – SP9; Made in Dad’s Shed – Spotted – SP10; Rhian McLaren – Spotted – SP11;

Spotted Plus is also hosted within the Spotted area, welcoming back to the show designer-makers who have exhibited at Spotted in the past. These exhibitors are only allowed to exhibit in Spotted Plus once and include the fabulous Rose Hill Designs, Pen on Paper, Which Glasses are Which, Kate Moby and Identity Papers.