Top Drawer, which next takes place from 11 – 13 September 2016, attracts 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. Adding Paperfest – which has grown from small beginnings to being a sell-out event – to the Top Drawer roster will allow it 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 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”.
Commenting on this exciting development for the homespun event that started life in a small studio in Clerkenwell in 2012, Paperfest founder and Luxury Stationer, Abigail Warner said: “Paperfest started life as a niche event with a small number of attendees. Over the course of the last three 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.