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Posted by Louise Prance-Miles on 19 April 2021
Top Drawer organiser Clarion Events has announced that the show is returning to a live format for its A/W21 edition.
Taking place at Olympia London from 12-14 September, the show promises to reunite design-led brands, buyers and designers for trade opportunities for the first time in over a year.
To ensure the needs of its audience were best met, in planning for the show's return to an in- person format, the team has extensively surveyed its community of leading retail buyers and interior designers – 82% of which said they intend to attend in September.
Zoë Bonser, portfolio director, said, "Over the past 12 months, we remained committed to providing our network of incredible buyers and brands with opportunities to connect, be inspired, and trade, which is what they have turned to Top Drawer for, for more than 30 years. We saw some amazing success stories through our digital iterations of the show, however, for the full experience, we know just how important it is for buyers to see, try and feel products in person too. In terms of sourcing, networking and discovery, there's a lot of exciting work happening behind the scenes to revolutionise these experiences for our audience, and we can't wait for our community to be reunited for this exhilarating new chapter for Top Drawer and retail.
"We are delighted to be returning to Olympia London in September and will continue to work in partnership with the Association of Events Organisers (the AEO), who is liaising directly with the government, to ensure the safest and most successful event for our community."
The A/W21 edition of Top Drawer will include the full range of show sectors, showcasing the names and products across gifting, interiors, greetings & stationery, fashion, children's products, hand-made craft, and giftable food & drink.
Returning favourites include: 1973, Ace Tea, Aery Ltd, Also Home, Atlantic Folk, Bookspeed, Caroline Gardner, Chive, Clarity Brands, Costello & Hellerstein, Designed in Colour, Formahouse, and Grand Illusions. Visitors will also enjoy exploring a host of debut exhibitors, such as David Fussenegger, Deluxe Home Art, Ela Life, HAM, House of Disaster, Orla Kiely (Allied Imports Ltd), Oyoy Living Design, RJB Stone and Wondercandle.
To be the first to hear when registration opens or find out how to apply for a stand, please visit www.topdrawer.co.uk