Tabletop and homewares to brighten up Spring

The largest collection of overseas homeware brands available in the UK will be on show at Spring Fair (Hall 1), as Euromonitor International reports a continuing trend towards ‘cocooning’ at home and households continue to invest in both large ticket items and more affordable decorative home accessories.

Home accessories and fragrances are predicted to be in great demand according to GlobalData, while young shoppers continue to be influenced by fast-changing interior trends – highlighting the need to constantly review and evolve product ranges. Spring Fair’s Home sector will bring together hundreds of suppliers who will present a plethora of inspiring, deco fashion, on-trend homeware items including textiles, furniture, interior and outdoor accessories, as well as soft furnishings from companies such as:

Clarke & Clarke, Coach House, Hill Interiors, McGowan & Rutherford, Pacific Lifestyle, Voyage Maison, Minster Stylish Living, Ashley Wilde Group, Roomset Ltd, Devon Duvets, Milano Rugs, The Foundryman, Blanc Mariclo, Nordic Style, Spira of Sweden, Light & Living, Clayre & Eef, Authentic Models and Koopman.

Exclusive to Spring Fair, The Summerhouse (Hall 8) is an essential destination for gifts, home accessories and lighting inspiration, as a raft of new exhibitors join the carefully curated showcase for the first time in 2018. Exhibitors include Vita Copenhagen, Cozy Living , Shepherd of Sweden, PTMD, NATURES Collection, The Libra Company, Jellycat, Parlane, India Jane, Dartington Crystal, Gisela Graham, Abigail Ahern, Stone Glow Candles and Bronte By Moon.

We will be making a beeline for The IHR, a market leader regarding both design trends and manufacturer of decorative printed tableware. The Spring & Summer 2018 collection, which consists of over 400 designs of paper napkins and matching accessories including pocket tissues, ceramics, tins, candles, tea light holders, matches, trays, napkin holders, baskets and various textile products. In house designs sit beautifully alongside licenses from the likes Emma Bridgewater, Marimekko, Villeroy & Boch, Anita Jeram, Burleigh and The V&A Museum.

Over in the Kitchen, Dining & Tableware sector of the show (Hall 9) you can enjoy demonstrations and masterclasses from Jeremy Pang and Ken Hom within the popular Housewares LIVE demonstration area supplied by Magimix and hosted by actor, director, producer and writer Ryan Philpott.

More than 150 leading industry brands from around the world will be present in the sector, including Horwood Homewares, Kitchen Craft, Bos Kaasgereedschappen, Meyer Group, Portmeirion and Creative Tops. A vast range of innovative merchandise will be on display, including the latest small electricals, tableware, food preparation products, utensils and waste management units. And with open-plan living a key theme in today’s homes, innovative storage solutions will also be very much in the spotlight.

Zoe Bonser, Head of Sales at Spring Fair, commented: “In a recent survey, Bira Cookshop & Housewares members highlighted that cookshops need to diversify and reinvent themselves in order to attract new customers to their stores and increase spend. The beauty of Spring Fair is that it presents buyers and store owners with the best opportunity to source their traditional ranges, but also a unique chance to identify new suppliers that can broaden their existing offering.”

images from top to bottom: Dartington Crystal, IHR, Creano, Voyage Maison, Spira of Sweden, Wonkiware, Hannah Turner, EPE International, India Jane, Rayware, SMART, Neat Ideas, Katie Cardew