2018 London Stationery Show Preview
Today we’re taking a closer look at the 2018 London Stationery Show.
From the 24th – 25th April the Business Design Centre in London will play host to over 100 stationery brands for this annual exhibition.
Both new and established names from across the stationery industry will come together to showcase exciting and innovative stationery products.
To get you ready for the big event I’m taking a look at some of the new products that will be exhibited at the show. An epic rundown of 30+ products from exhibitors eager to celebrate all things stationery!
A Gift From The Gods – Stand: M610
A Gift From The Gods is a women’s lifestyle brand of accessories, stationery, toiletries and gifts. The collection, which will be on show at this year’s event, features slogan prints and signature graphic designs; focusing on fun, fashionable themes. Items are presented gift wrapped or in branded gift boxes, ready for gifting.
Abrams Chronicle – Stand: M616
Among their new products, Abrams & Chronicle will be exhibiting ‘The Writer’s Undated Planner’ from Galison. Designed as the perfect tool for keeping busy people organized and focused, the planner has 88 lay-flat pages. The planner includes weekly at-a-glance as well as monthly calendars, lined note pages, postcards and perforated corners to for easy access to the day’s events. The cover is made of durable vegan leather and includes foil-stamped lettering.
Batch.Works – Stand: GL815
Batch.Works will be previewing their first stationery product, HEX; a new modular system to organise your workspace making sure everything you need is always close to you. A combination of solid wood and 3D printed magnetic accessories, HEX can be customised with over 50 colours and batch produced on demand in East London. The hexagonal magnetic base allows endless variations, making it versatile for any space, big or small.
Bi-Office – Stand: M344
Bi-Office will be showcasing half a dozen collections at the 2018 London Stationery Show. Featured today is ‘Around the World – Travel More’. Perfect for travel fans who are constantly planning their next adventure, the collection allows them to create their own Gallery Wall with elements including vintage maps, city skylines and travel inspirational quotes; all created in colours that can reflect their free spirit.
Busy B – Stand: M631
For this year’s stationery show Busy B will be showcasing their Spring/Summer range, focusing on their mid-year diaries. Available in a variety of formats for every planner need, the collection combines high-quality craftsmanship and stylish, modern patterns and prints.
C Josef Lamy – Stand: M630
For the 2018 London Stationery Show, C Josef Lamy will be exhibiting their new pen LAMY aion, created by the famous Designer Jasper Morrison. A new level of quality in the Modern Writing sector, the pens feature a seamless, aluminium body and attractive brushed finishes, which contrast the LAMY aion’s blasted grip, glossy nib and polished clip.
Carpe Diem – Stand: M300
Visitors to the Carpe Diem stand should look out for the brand’s new collection of planners. Featuring high quality, simulated leather match with gold hardware; they’re the perfect pick for stylish organisers. Each planner has five interior pockets, two side pockets, gold charm and elastic pen loop. Available in both personal and A5 size, the planners coordinate with refillable monthly, weekly, and daily inserts.
Cathian Leather Goods – Stand: M340
Cathian Leather Goods will be launching a brand new product at the 2018 London Stationery Show; the ‘Zip Around Notebook Holder’ available in 4 colours: black, brown, green, and burgundy. Made of real leather fine cell grained with a contrasting faux suede lining this will hold any A5 sized notebook. The design also features elasticated pen loop, foam padding, metal zip fastening and leather zip puller.
Clipmatic – Stand: GL824
New for 2018 Clipmatic Reminders provide a minimalist daily planner and organising system that integrates directly into all spiral notebooks. A lightweight alternative to the bulky daily planner, Clipmatic offers flexibility, start a fresh sheet every day or as and when you feel like writing down your plans. Stylish and personal, the organisers are available in a variety of colours to add distinct style and personality to your stationery.
Collins Debden – Stand: M605
New for the 2019 season, Collins Debden will be showing their new collection ‘Savile Row’. Named after the famed suits from Savile Row, this ALL NEW bespoke range is definitely one for the discerning eye. The 2 designs are a combination of genuine leather and fabrics from Harris Tweed with a 2019 diary to pen down your social engagements. Relish the fine detailing of the book jacket, multi-functional card slots and pockets.
Derwent – Stand: M422
Derwent® will make their first appearance at the London Stationery Show as they extend their product categories for a wider demographic of artists. A revamped Derwent® Academy range will get its first outing at the Islington show. In new-look packaging, the range will now include pastels, paints and markers for the first time. Derwent® Academy products will be complemented by bespoke retail units for a range of eye-catching in-store promotions to encourage consumers to trial a new product or attract them to take up art for the first time.
Eaglemoss Diaries – Stand: M515
Eaglemoss Diaries will be venturing out of the ordinary with their very own Recipe Diary. Designed with everything needed to organise a busy life, the diary also surprises with a different, delicious recipe every single week. Alongside recipes, the diary also offers food for thought, with inspiration and opportunity to document your own delightful moments; an antidote to the angst of modern life, you can create a little bit of joy every day. Notice moments of magic in the mundane: look, listen, taste, touch, smell – take note of tiny details that evoke happiness.
Evermade – Stand: GL876
Design-led print and stationery brand Evermade have launched a range of iron on patch cards – available in 8 playful designs. Greetings cards are often thought of as a disposable product, so Evermade aimed to create an element that customers could keep and add a DIY touch to their favourite gear. Each card features a colourful patch, which can be easily sewn or ironed onto all kinds of fabric – perfect for backpacks, jackets, pencil cases, aprons and cushions. When the patch is removed from the card it reveals a matching design underneath.
Globe Enterprise – Stand: G226
Globe Enterprise is a long established stationery, gift packaging, and giftware company, now in business for nearly 25 years. Known for their striking designs, vibrant colours and high-quality products, they will be attending the 2018 London Stationery Show with a brand new Spring collection. The sumptuous gift packaging range features new designs including the paisley motif, floral vine, and floral twist; each captured in a fresh Spring colour palette.
Gruppo Padovana SRL – Stand: M441
Gruppo Padovana SRL will be showcasing a selection of new stationery products at this year’s show, including the Casanova organiser. Made with high-quality materials and featuring a magnetic closure, the organiser aims to be a fashionable option for men and women. Taking inspiration from the company’s local city of Venice, the range is infused with Italian sophistication and elegance.
Hainenko – Stand: G203
Hainenko Limited will be offering Stationery Show visitors Japanese-quality writing instruments fresh from an established manufacturer in Korea. Featuring perfect injection moulding, high-quality ink and long writing length, the hi-lighter collection has proved highly popular in Japan. The colourful collection now arrives in London keen to find favour with stationery fans and creatives.
How Funny – Stand: GL807
How Funny have 2 new card ranges that they will be showcasing at the 2018 London Stationery show, ‘How Male’ and ‘How Female’. Today we’re previewing 4 designs from the How Female collection. A brand-new range of cards for females, the cards feature hand-drawn, digital illustration. Printed in the UK on premium smooth white 324gsm responsibly sourced board, the designs are left blank inside; ensuring they’re perfect for a number of occasions.
JWS Europe – Stand: M529
JWS Europe will be introducing London Stationery Show visitors to the dark, dark world of Inside3! These pocket-sized cubes come at pocket money prices and are guaranteed to keep kids and adults both furious and delighted in equal measures. Complicated labyrinths are concealed inside each cube. Players must use the map, orientated the cube and trust their intuition to steer their ball through the maze. Watch out for traps, beware the ‘phantom’ balls and keep a steady hand! Inside3 puzzles are manufactured in Europe and exclusively distributed by JWS Europe Ltd.
DCI/Kodak – Stand: M715
Dynamic Cassette International (DCI) will be exhibiting their new range of Kodak branded print consumables and accessories at this year’s show. Based in Boston, England, DCI is Europe’s leading manufacturer of remanufactured inkjet and toner cartridges and this years’ attendance at the Stationery Show sees them partner with one of the worlds’ biggest brands to launch an exciting new range of high-quality Kodak products.
Kuretake – Stand: M434
Brand new for 2018, Kuretake will be launching a range of metallic-toned Gansai watercolour paints that sparkle like gemstones. With excellent opaqueness, the 6 deep colours stain the paper and stand out boldly. Ideal for use in calligraphy, brush lettering, illustrating and all other types of paintings. The high-quality water-based pigments were created to radiate from both light and dark paper so that you can create endless watercolour art.
Magnetips – Stand: G111
Magnetips are unique Magnetic Colouring Pens-suitable from age 3+ and great for colouring, constructing and fidgeting. Each one of the Patent-Pending fine liners has 2 powerful Neodymium magnets fixed in their shell, making them attract one another and to most metal objects, allowing nearly unlimited options for how the pens can be stored or presented.
Maped Helix – Stand: M506
Maped Helix will be unveiling a host of exciting new products at this year’s Stationery Show. Their bestselling Oxford maths set is now available in two stunning new metallic finishes, silver and rose gold. Both sets include high-quality contents and a matching Oxford ballpoint pen. Also in the Oxford Metallics range is the ‘Oxford Premium Writing Set’, which includes a high-quality fountain pen, rollerball pen and ballpoint pen stored in a stylish metallic tin.
Moxon London – Stand: G123
Moxon London will be exhibiting a number of high-quality stationery items, including this beautifully designed Bucket List journal. Designed to help you live the most incredible and exciting life possible, and document it all along the way. Dream, plan and document the 100 things you want to do before you kick the bucket. List the places you want to explore, the people you want to meet and things you want to experience in your life. The planner features a hardcover and is available in 2 colours.
My Pretty Circus – Stand: M322
My Pretty Circus will be introducing Stationery Show visitors to their new reversible gift wrap, ‘Triangles’. Available in 3 different colours, the vivid patterns on both sides of the double-sided paper match perfectly, allowing eye-catching combinations. Fold back the paper to use both patterns on one gift or mix and match across multiple presents. The paper is carbon neutrally printed in Germany, using plant-based colours on 100% recycled paper.
Nuco International – Stand: M701
Nu: notebooks are always growing their product range to offer its customers quality, stylish products at an affordable price. Their latest collection is the ‘Nu: Journal range’; a stylish, yet affordable selection of journals to suit all, which will be launched at the exhibition. Also on show will be ‘ The Spectrum range’, offering 8 bright colourful journals, with a simple, subtle design.
Nukkias – Stand: G108
The Nukkias Baby Planner is the perfect connection between mother and child. Illustrated by Alex Foxley, a British graphic designer based in Barcelona, the Baby Planner helps to record the feedings and the baby’s basics need in the firsts months of their lives. Designed to be ideal for carrying in a new Mum’s bag the slim design features 24 sheets of 100g printed paper to record feeding and the basic needs of the baby and 8 sheets to note down the essential.
Octogan Design – Stand: GL805
Octogan Design is a Barcelona based company producing stationery products such as planners and calendars; each offering innovation, design, quality and functionality At the 2018 London Stationery Show they will be launching a number of new products, including Black and Bold Notebooks, a Monthly Planner, The Once Upon a Time paged notebook and amazing posters that double as a white-board.
Paper Lounge – Stand: G202
Inspired by design, functionality, practicality and fun; Paper Lounge delivers beautifully crafted Kraft paper furniture to complement any setting. Paper Lounge has created exceptional products combining timeless design and natural materials. The range of contemporary concertina or foldable furniture has real-life functionality, combined with simple geometrical lines. The unique ‘honeycomb’ structure lends itself to its strength and durability, creating lightweight, versatile pieces.
Paper Mirchi – Stand: GL882
Paper Mirchi will be showcasing a new range of metallic, hand-marbled papers in a variety of designs and colours. The company’s hand-crafted papers are made from 100% recycled cotton rags, which are a by-product of the textile industry in India. Every sheet is made individually by hand by a skilled artisan, utilising ancient textile processes such as hand block printing, tie & dye and batik; as well as treatments such as hand marbling. The result is a fabulous range of papers with a very special provenance.
Peter Pauper Press – Stand: G103
Peter Pauper Press will be launching 4 new Essentials Designer Dot Matrix A5 Journals with designer covers at the 2018 London Stationery Show. The large ‘Dot Matrix Notebooks’, now with vibrant designer covers, featuring gold foil, silver foil and embossed finishes to complement the bright colour palettes on offer. Each journal has an elastic band place holder, ribbon bookmark and utilises archival/acid-free paper with a flat lie binding for ease of use.
Pomegranate Europe – Stand: M339
Among their new collection, Pomegranate Europe will be showcasing ‘Mr Reginald and the Bunnies’ a new children’s hardback by artist and author Paula Wallace. The book spends the day with three rambunctious bunnies as they romp through the quiet life of their uncle, Mr Reginald, who likes things just so, and his perfectly tidy neighbour, Mrs Paddock. Full of sweet mischief, the youngsters bumble and tumble while the adults mumble and grumble through a chaotic spring holiday. With whimsical illustrations and read-aloud giggles galore, Mr Reginald and the Bunnies celebrates childhood (bunny slippers for everyone!) while gently reminding us that sometimes it’s okay when things are not just so.
Ponderlily – Stand: G117
Ponderlily is a lifestyle and boutique stationery brand that delivers on-trend, functional, and eco-friendly products designed for a mindful living mindset. Made with ethically-sourced materials and elegant lines, their signature collection of Ponderlily planners aim to challenge the way organisational products are designed. The full collection will be exhibited at the Stationery Show.
Robert Frederick – Stand: GL912
Robert Frederick goes to the 2018 London Stationery Show with a host of new products, including the Peter Rabbit Baby Keepsake box. Ideal for new mum’s looking to store the special memories of their child’s early years. The 2 Drawer Storage Box contains Miniature Photo Album, Miniature Record Book, Hand and Foot Print Record, Three Keepsake Envelopes, Growth and Weight Charts with marker stickers, Baby’s first Scribble Book, Miniature Keepsake Book and Information Sheet.
Stabilo International – Stand: GL906
At this year’s Stationery Show, STABILO will be showcasing new pastel and metallic ranges, which will be supported by social media and visually attractive POS displays. Visit the company’s stand to see original, colourful and eye-catching products, alongside award-winning products.
Toscana Carte Pregiate SRL – Stand: M731
For the London Stationery Show 2018, Toscana Carte Pregiate SRL will be showcasing a new range of coordinated stationery products. Look out for their new range, ‘Fairytails’, which takes inspiration from classic fairy tales, such as Peter Pan, the Wizard Of Oz, the Little Prince, Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland. The brand will also be exhibiting a range of stationery products, including Notebooks, Pen Holders with pens and bookmarks, Notepads, Memos in a box, Cards and Envelopes, Letter Writing Sets and the precious Luxury Box.
Find Out More
To find out more about the 2018 London Stationery Show and the exhibitors previewed today, please visit the show’s official website.