The New Designers at Pulse 2017 You’ll Want to See
Like trade shows? Love new things? Then you’ll love the new designers at Pulse 2017!
Every May London’s Olympia plays host to Pulse; a boutique trade show offering inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories. The show gives innovative retailers a first glimpse at the new products on offer from a host of talented designers and makers.
This year the show will feature more than 400 expertly curated exhibitors across 5 sectors: Brands, Makers, Living, Fashion and FOUND. There is always so much to see at Pulse but happily the show’s organisers have given us a sneak peek; a preview of the best new designers to be found at the show.
The New Designers
Makers 2017 is a celebration of the maker movement; the UK’s first retail trade event dedicated to emerging creative talent. Taking place for the first time at this year’s Pulse, Makers will unite a fresh new wave of designer-makers.
ola – Stand D20 (Makers)
Bristol based brand ola work exclusively with UK makers; creating paper products which place an emphasis on craftsmanship. At Pulse they will be showing their new Botanical collection. The range features delicate floral illustrations, which are traditionally foil block printed by hand.
Makers & FOUND
The FOUND sector at Pulse dedicated entirely to “never seen before” international design brands. Covering fashion, interiors and giftware, FOUND exhibitors represent the very best in international design.
Studio Flash – Stand E28 (Makes & FOUND)
Studio Flash is a Belgium based, family-run business creating simply designed and amusing greetings cards. Using a traditional letterpress style of printing the Studio Flash team cover every step of the production from design to distribution themselves.
All The Ways To Say – Stand C27 (Makers & FOUND)
All the Ways to Say is a specialised paper goods brand based in France; founded in 2015 by illustrator and art director, Claire Leina. All the Ways to Say pairs unique colour and design combinations to create highly original collections; focusing on the highest quality materials available to create the finest products.
Living & FOUND
Living at Pulse is the place to find exclusive and exciting homewares and gifts from British and international brands.
IMAKIN – Stand L52 (Living & FOUND)
IMAKIN is a DIY gift brand based in the Netherlands. They create DIY kits for a variety of accessories including: notebooks, candlesticks, keychains, planters and cushions. These kits allow anyone to easily create their own unique modern interior and fashion accessories.
Bold Tuesday – Stand J67 (Living & FOUND)
Inspired by Scandinavian design, Estonian brand Bold Tuesday creates uniquely aesthetic maps and prints; aiming to incite curiosity, travel, and minimalistic beauty. Each thoughtful design acts as a canvas, allowing you to mark your travels and bring your world to your walls.
UAL Now is a collaboration between the University of Arts London and Pulse. An exciting line-up of the industry’s emerging design talent; hand-picked for their innovative and cutting-edge products.
Walk With Me (UAL Now)
Next in our pick of new designers at Pulse 2017 is Walk with Me, a lifestyle and travel brand already boasting stockists in Spain and the UK. Their collection features illustrated maps, accessories, bags, stationery and frames. All the products follow the same idea – to discover and live in cities with a unique perspective.
Emily Nash Illustration (UAL Now)
Emily Nash is an illustrator and designer who uses collage to create unique and playful imagery for all occasions. From her studio in Bristol, Emily designs stationery and paper goods by layering together hand cut pieces of texture and colour.
Lili Price Studio (UAL Now)
Lili Price Studio is run by London based Graphic Designer & Illustrator Lili Price. Designs are hand drawn and then printed onto phone cases and other products, which are either made by Lili or independent companies within the UK.
Find Out More
You can see these new designers at Pulse 2017 (and many more) from the 14th-16th May at London’s Olympia. To find out more and register to attend please visit the Pulse London website.