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Posts Tagged ‘Top Drawer’

Alfred & Wilde: an interview with designer Simon Mitchell

Simon Mitchell introduces his wonderful interiors brand Alfred & Wilde, and reveals the reason for his fascination with the Platonic Solids.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I have had my eye on the Alfred & Wilde brand since I first discovered the bold graphic designs of founder Simon Mitchell at the 2014 Tent London exhibition in September last year, and I then convinced him to contribute a special piece about the Platonic Solids for That Which We Do Not Understand, my 10th anniversary book. I caught up with Simon again at the recent Top Drawer at Olympia, and marvelled at the latest additions to his collection: bespoke jewellery created in collaboration with the Wolf & Moon jewellery brand. Here's the low down on his wonderful style.

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Top Drawer at Olympia, January 2015: Review

My pick of designers at Top Drawer this season, including Alfred & Wilde, Clara Francis and Ola Studio.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Top Drawer grows ever bigger each year, and this time around there was a new dedicated fashion section, as well as the Spotted zone curated by Charlotte Abrahams, designed to […]

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Home London at Olympia, January 2015: Review

The hottest designs from the premier homeware accessories show, at Olympia during January 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

WOW lighting from Pad Home. This year I attended the January Home London show with toddler in tow, since needs must. He was very, erm, helpful, on the first leg… […]

Dot to Dot at V&A Museum of Childhood: Childrenswear Showroom Report, February 2014

Discover some wonderful kidswear brands, including Corby Tindersticks, Indikidual, Little Titans and Becky Baur.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following my write up of the Bubble London kidswear trade show I was invited along to the inaugural Dot to Dot trade show and press day at the Museum of […]

Best New Designs: Top Drawer and Craft London January 2014 Review

Great designs from the pre-eminent gift show, including wrapping paper, baby wear and jewellery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It has been many years since I last attended the Top Drawer gift trade show at Earls Court, and the scope of what is now on offer is daunting to […]

Best New Designs for the Home: Home London January 2014 Review

Taking place twice a year, Home London has fast grown to become a must visit homewares show for the discerning buyer. I visited the January edition to find out what designs we will be loving in the years to come.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ceramics designer Louise Wilkinson was kind enough to invite me along to Home London, one of the premier trade shows for people in the homewares business. An off shoot of […]