London Stationery Show 2017 Unveils Exciting New Exhibitors
Next week the capital’s Business Design Centre will play host to the London Stationery Show 2017. A popular trade show focusing on the wonderful world of stationery. For those of you heading to the show (or for those of you keen to discover a few new stationery brands ahead of next week’s National Stationery Week) today is a preview of the must-see new exhibitors who will be debuting at this year’s show.
Amongst the exhibitors showing at London Stationery Show 2017 for the first time are some much-loved established brands as well as some brand new companies taking their first steps into the trade world. New and old alike, they all share a common interest in creating design-led, high quality stationery products.
So without further ado, let’s take a closer look at who should be on your radar in the world of paper goods, desk accessories and all things stationery.
The New Exhibitors
A Gift from the Gods
A Gift From The Gods is a fashionable lifestyle brand for young women. Known for its strong slogan-based graphics, the company started as a sleepwear brand but has grown to include giftware and accessories. In December 2016, A Gift from the Gods added stationery designs to its range; their first 12 piece stationery collection has four distinct, but complementary slogan-themed designs. In goddess white, pretty pink, fresh aqua and rich blue the range is designed to be on trend gift ideas suitable for all ages.
Allsorted have the rather fantastic aim of being “the best distributor of beautiful stationery and gift books in Britain and Ireland”. They specialise in matching the right stationery products, with the right buyers, at the right time. There expertise is garnered from strong roots in the gift industry. Allsorted is the brainchild of Lincoln Exley, who spent 28 years in the family firm Exley Publications (a world leading publisher of gift books) before launching Allsorted in 2011.
Next in our pick of must-see exhibitors at the London Stationery Show 2017 is Archivia, a brand devoted to architecture, design and paper. Their collection is a series of stationery products that relate to symbolic buildings, both known and neglected. Each building is represented by an original drawing or sketch, photo and description. Each piece of the luxury stationery range is made in Italy and hand-numbered.
Berjo Creative is a talented design agency that also happens to make beautiful handmade stationery. Their stationery and lifestyle brand ‘Life & Lines’ is launching with a handmade product ‘The Cyclist’. The collection features 4 hand-stitched A5 journals. Perfect for writing, drawing and doodling, the notebooks are illustrated with different types of bicycle: a children’s balance bike, a folding bike, a mountain racing bike and a tandem bike.
Boxclever Press is the new name for Boxhouse Publishing and the Organised Mum brand of home stationery. As Organised Mum, the company specialised in creating high quality stationery for the home. Under the new name of Boxclever Press, the company carry on their tradition of creating beautiful stationery; aiming to help anyone who needs to organise their busy life with clever, stylish stationery products.
Chase and Wonder
Regulars to the blog will already know Chase and Wonder, and I’m happy to see that the London Stationery Show audience will get a chance to see their designs debut at this year’s event. Formed in late 2010 by husband and wife designers David and Faye Aspinall, Chase and Wonder focus on producing high quality designs, proudly made in Britain. Standing out from the crowd, their designs are inspired by Victorian splendour, antique curiosities and even their characterful dog, Ruby.
A familiar face debuting at the London Stationery Show 2017, Dodo Pad publishes a variety of humorous and highly practical stationery products. Everything from family diaries and calendars to everyday organisers, wall planners and jotters. For 2018 they will be relaunching their diary and calendar range with vibrant new covers; while maintaining the unique Dodo Pad style of quirky humour that has come to be the much-loved signature style of the range.
Elmo Paperstories aims to provide unique and high quality stationery products for the wedding industry. Their passion for remarkable materials and skilled craftsmanship underline every product; ensuring they can make a brides life even more pretty. The collection features beautiful and luxurious notebooks designed to be a steady companion during the hectic wedding planning phase.
Make Create is a playful, modern and bold stationery label based in Adelaide, South Australia. Debuting at the London Stationery Show 2017, the brand will be showcasing a unique collection of paper goods. Designs include brightly coloured greeting cards, swings tags, art prints and invitations; each decorated with vibrant, contemporary designs.
My Pretty Circus
My Pretty Circus is all about wrapping and writing. The collection includes unique reversible gift wrap, greeting cards, boxed card sets and matching ribbon; all designed to turn gift giving into an art form. With beautiful wrapping My Pretty Circus help gift givers show how much the recipient is appreciated. All of the cards and gift wrap in the collection is carbon neutrally printed in Germany using plant based colours and 100% recycled paper stock.
Ortiedesign creates playful and practical stationery objects; designed to be both pleasant to use and to look at. Each item in the collection is specially manufactured by French and European craftsmen. By highlighting the quality of the materials and the finish of each design they place an important on the senses, and bring a touch of originality to home or office. Renewing the appreciation of hand writing and traditional, non-digital stationery goods.
Paper Republic creates beautiful notebooks and travel companions from the finest paper and leather. Believing in authenticity, beauty and style their notebooks and journals are designed to look good, feel wonderful and smell amazing. Based in Vienna, Austria, each of the products is crafted in Vienna and Hungary; a collaboration with the best paper mills, artisans, leather tanneries, printing and book-binding companies.
Petra Boase is another favourite of the blog, a small eclectic stationery and gift brand based in Norfolk, England. Established by Petra in 1999, the company is now a collaboration between Petra and her husband Russell. The pair draw on their skills in textile design and Children’s book illustration to produce a range of fun greetings cards, stationery and more; all inspired by Petra’s vast collection of 1950’s fabrics, knick knacks and ephemera.
SANTORO is a world-renowned, award-winning lifestyle brand from London. Their focus is to create an exciting range of design-led stationery products that people will love, share and cherish. At the London Stationery Show 2017 SANTORO will be showcasing a range of fashionable accessories and giftware; including innovative 3D greeting cards and chic stationery pieces.
IF (that company called)
Last in our pick of the must-see new exhibitors at the London Stationery Show 2017 is another blog favourite. IF (that company called) are a UK-based design company producing original, clever products; usually with a literary theme. The recipient of multiple ‘Gift of the Year’ awards, IF’s innovative giftware and stationery products are perfect for book lovers of all ages.
Find Out More About the London Stationery Show 2017
The Stationery Show is an annual event that this year will run from the 25th – 26th April. To find out more and register for a ticket to attend please visit the show’s official website.