Pulse Get Ready to Present the Freshest Design Talent and Unseen Brands.
This weekend sees the arrival of 2016’s Pulse, a trade show dedicated to bringing inspiring giftware and modern living to the industry. At the forefront of the Pulse philosophy is the desire to introduce buyers to emerging design talent from both the UK and overseas.
Running from 15th -17th May at Olympia London, the 2016 show will see the Pulse team play host to over 500 exhibitors, a market-leading panel of design and trend experts and thousands of trade buyers.
Having attracted a flock of young designers and new brands to the show, the Pulse team are once again celebrating new and exciting design talent in show sectors, trails and curated platforms. Making it even easier for buyers to experience cutting edge design.
Alongside the familiar and popular ‘Launchpad’ sector, this year’s Pulse also sees 3 exciting curated platforms Raw, UAL Now, Secret Emporium and FOUND, a design trail dedicated to emerging international design talent.
In today’s post, I am delighted to share a preview of each of these areas.
Raw presents a collection of 15 Gift, Homewares and Fashion brands; start-ups that have been trading for less than one year.
Highlights include Lauriger (Stand R18), a selection of luxury homeware from leading European designers within the art world. United by a shared heritage in traditional craftsmanship, each artist brings their own modern view to create unique, timeless products. Designs range from complex 3D porcelain to geometric wooden serving boards.
Another must-see exhibitor in the Raw sector is Anna Hayman (Stand R15). A collection of Lino print designs, which are transformed into ceramics, textiles, stationery, soft furnishings and kitchen items. With an eye-catching colour palette the collection is playful, modern and well worth a look.
Raw will also be showcasing: Aerloom London, Ekko Jewels, Glorious Mud Ceramics, Hightide Devon, Jo Angell, Kate Victoria, Katy’s Print Shop, Rassin & Chen, Ren London, Sarah Huggett, Starz Tattoos, Texas and the Artichoke and Vimanas Jewellery.
The UAL (University of the Arts London) Stand
Celebrating their 10th year collaborating with Pulse the University of the Arts London (UAL) will be showcasing 14 of their most exciting up and coming designers.
Highlights include Beatrice Larkin presenting her beautiful yet functional woven fabrics. Designed for interiors the fabrics feature Beatrice’s freehand graphic style; a fresh, playful take on geometric textile design.
Also showing are Cox & Bruach, a design duo creating exciting and innovative printed homewares with a graphic style and smart use of colour.
The stand will feature a diverse range of products including: ceramics, homewares, greetings cards and fashion accessories.
The UAL Stand will also include: Beyond Fabrics, dotdotdot, Eloise Bricka, Fawn and Thistle, Flor de Chile, Jose n Landalv, Miriam Bridson, Mystic Forms, Rowenna Mason, Sevek Zargarian and Sophia Ogonda.
Pulse’s Secret Emporium is a creative platform for independent design talent. Returning for its second year, the sector will showcase a curated exhibition of innovative fashion accessories and jewellery from new designers.
Look out for Wolf & Moon (Stand SE1) the handcrafted jewellery label of British designer Hannah Davis. Hannah will be showing her latest collection, which is inspired by the architecture, colours and atmosphere of Barcelona.
Dark Horse Ornament (Stand SE4) is the off-beat, British accessories label established by designer Jenny Hattersley. A series of cuffs, necklaces, earrings and bags which are made from leather and textiles. The result is unique pieces that are both show-stopping and utterly wearable; fashion-forward yet future-classics in the making.
Other Secret Emporium design talent includes: Charlotte’s Web, Kuccia, One We Made Earlier, Rokus, Sarah Baily and Vow London.
FOUND: An International Trail of Discovery
A new addition for Pulse 2016 is FOUND, a brand new discovery trail which takes visitors around the show’s international design brands. The trail features an exclusive collection of over 40 designers from around the globe; designers bringing inspiring and cutting-edge products in fashion, interiors and giftware.
Highlights include Amsterdam based design collective, Puik Art (stand D11) who specialise in original dutch design products. Developing and designing products for their own label and for other companies, Puik Art help young Dutch designers sell their designs worldwide. Products range from home accessories to small furniture items.
Zonnelijk (stand J59) is a UK based distributor for dutch designers, offering a range of well thought out products. Paper products, homewares, gifts and stationery all feature in the range which is both eco-friendly and ethically produced.
Additional design talent to FOUND exhibitors include: All Things We Like, CAYBOO, Chá com Letras, Cotton Ball Lights, Craft Collective, Design Susanna Sivonen, Eva and Anne, Gedigo OY, HJEM, InkyPinkyBlinky, Katie Davies, Katy’s Print Shop, LAURIGER, Michelle Carlsund Illustrations, MYRTE, Objects of Obsessions , Project mg, Riverstones, Rosemeyers, Scandinaviaform, Scenery Label and more.
About Pulse 2016
Want to visit Pulse? The show is held between the 15th and 17th May 2016 at Olympia in London.
Sunday 15th May : 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 16th May : 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 17th May : 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
To find out more about the show, the exhibitors and to book your free ticket visit the Pulse London website.