There is no place like Home…
Home, the homewares and interior accessories trade event that the UK has been waiting for, launched alongside Top Drawer in January 2012 and drew in an impressive cumulative 14,000 visitors.
Presenting the definitive collection of new home and interiors products from the world’s leading brands, all curated in a beautifully designed environment, the high quality, directional content at Home created the perfect atmosphere and firmly positioned the event on on the European interiors calendar.
Key retailers, interior designers, hotels, bars and property developers were attracted to the most exciting new trade event in 2012, placing lucrative orders and commissions with the exhibitors.
Leading international retailers such as Mitsukoshi & Takashimaya from Japan, Lane Crawford of Hong Kong, Amazon USA, La Rinascente of Italy, and Beymen of Turkey were all in attendance, further strengthening Home’s position on the global scene.
The UK’s leading retailers also filled the aisles to snap up the latest products, spot trends, unearth emerging talent and discover forward-thinking design from over 180 lauded UK and international brands. The Home visitor list read as a who’s-who of retail including John Lewis, Harrods, Utility, Selfridges, Divertimenti, Kitchen Kapers, Lakeland, Steamer Trading, Fortnum & Mason, Avoca, Heals, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, Laura Ashley, Amazon and Liberty.
Key upcoming trends were in evidence at Home which saw a strong contingent of Scandinavian exhibitors showcasing the best of Nordic design; our homegrown talents flying the flag for innovative British design including beautiful painterly textiles and a range from our new generation of ceramicists. Elsewhere, there was much evidence that mid-century modern and retro was to be an important trend for yet another buying season; while there remained a sense of nostalgia about much of the merchandise shown at Home with familiar everyday homeware items being reinvented for a modern generation.
"Following a successful launch this January, Home is already seen as a must-attend event in the UK. The overwhelming support from buyers, press and exhibitors has ensured that together Home and Top Drawer are set to become Europe's leading events in the sector. I would like to thank all those involved for helping us create an exciting new event that really can compete on the international stage."
Retail Group Portfolio Director, Clarion Events
"Wonderful show to visit, full of new ideas, productive & creative companies to discover, ahead of all the other shows of the season..."
Buying Manager for Home, Design, Office and Travel
La Rinascente, Italy
"We thought Home was brilliant. Really well designed, great layout and an exceptionally well edited choice of exhibitors. I hope the show goes from strength to strength. Please pass on our thanks to all involved as we finally have a UK design show to be proud of!"
Utility , Liverpool
"Home London is a great addition to the spring trade show schedule, to have a show of this quality at this point in the year prior to Maison is brilliant and so convenient being in London. The mix of high profile, cool exhibitors was unexpectedly good and right for Livingetc."
Morag Bruce: Acting news and travel editor
Show Review 2012
Show Review 2012