A FEW NICE BRANDS I FOUND AT THE SPRING FAIR

So after a whirlwind trip to the Spring Fair at the NEC yesterday I thought I would share a few of my highlights from the show and some cool brands which I came across.  The Spring and Autumn is one of the biggest events showecasing big and small wholesalers for the gift and homeware sectors. There's a heck of a lot to see and do but it's always nice to have a walk around, network and check out what the retailers are going to be buying for the year ahead. 

I always head straight for Coach House who are the big players, we used to have an account with them (pretty hard to get one these days) and their showroom up north is AMAZING.  They cover every sort of style and look in interiors you can imagine (as you can see above) and I feel they always set the tone for the most current looks which will hit the shops.  Chances are you've stumbled across many of their products in your local interior stores and bigger online shops too.  Here are some of the styles which they nailed for the Spring Fair; 70's style is huge, so are pops of yellow, large indoor trees and dark interiors (still). 

The show is focused on the wholesale market so not many of the exhibitors sell directly to retail but I managed to find a few brands who do and I think you'll like so here they are! 

NICE BRANDS FROM THE SHOW

WONKI WARE

Wonki Ware, stocked at Conran and Liberty, is the most simple and beautiful collection of pottery from South Africa, with a beautifully soft pastel and light colour palette.   I love the wonky lines and abstract print which seem to be a big thing in ceramics at the moment. 

 Wonki Ware, new brands at the Spring Fair at the NEC 2018

 

CHICKIDEE HOMEWARE

This place had it all, soft furnishings, lovely stationary and home accessories.  I love this basket which you can purchase from their website for a mear £8 - bargain - is this for real?

 Chickidee Homewares - new brands discovered at the Spring Fair NEC 2018

 

INDIA JANE 

India Jane have been around for yonks but I love their slightly more contemporary collection of sofas at the moment like this one which is the Marylebone sofa, more detail and a look at their current collections HERE

 India Jane sofa - new products at the NEC Spring Fair 2018 by House Anna

LUND LONDON

I absolutely love this brand and saw them in their first year of exhibiting 2 years ago.  I've been in touch with them over the last couple of years and I'm so glad to see their collections growing massively.  Their core product at the start were these amazing neon perspex boxes and picture frames but they now do stunning watches, different boxes and more unique accessories.  You can go direct to their site or see the collection at Amara HERE.

 Lund London jewellery boxes, more brands discovered at the NEC Spring Fair 2018

CANVAS HOME

I loved Canvas Home who are a UK based homewares brand selling lovely dinnerware and textiles at very reasonable prices.  You can see their collections HERE

 Canvas Homeware new brands at Spring Fair NEC 2018

NICE WHOLESALERS YOU MIGHT SPOT IN THE SHOPS

Many of the big wholesalers like Cozy Living and Parlane International, are still self-branded in other retail shops so they arent hard to find if you know them.   

 Parlane International at the Spring Fair 2018 NEC

PARLANE INTERNATIONAL were one of my favourites from last year have an amazing selection of faux plants and foliage, again if you visit the website HERE you'll be able to search for local stockists but the PR lady did tell me that Wayfair stock some of their fauxs!  

COZY LIVING below who have some glorious pieces, including furniture and lots of gorgeous accessories.  Again they're a wholesaler so you can't buy direct from them but you can see a list of UK stockists HERE - they're obviously becoming very popular with boutique interior stores across the country. 

 Cozy Living brands at the NEC Spring Fair, House Anna Interiors Blog

This stand below was from a wholesaler called Present Time who had some lovely products but I'm yet to find out where we can buy from online...i'll keep hunting and let you know.  They had a lovely selection of pastel coloured textiles and homewares with an urban edge, these peachy and yellow tones were everywhere. 

 Present Time wholesalers at the Spring Fair 2018
 Joe Wicks at the NEC Spring Fair

What better way to round up the day with a spot of live cooking in Hall 9 with the lovely Joe Wicks who cooked up the most delicious prawn and noodle dish! He was at the show to promote his first collection of cookware including pots and pans, tupperware and water bottles, launching in all the major retailers this August! 

So thats my little round-up! For now, I'm putting my feet which were so so knackered by the end of the day, but a great fun day it was, as always. 

I would love to know if you're familiar with any of these brands? Have you been to the show yourself?

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