For us, the licensing year hasn’t started until we’ve been to Top Drawer. This is always one of our favourite trade shows, packed with innovative designs, exciting launches and high quality products as well as being a great place to meet with partners old and new.

This year in particular stood out for us as being one the best events in its long history of shows. We were particularly impressed with the number of very talented artists and designers who had taken the leap to exhibit at this show.  Recognisable collections stood out amongst the booths as Orla Kiely was represented by several high profile partners — all looked incredibly strong.

We have to say congratulations to Art House Meath for an amazing booth and fantastic sales team, our favourite booth of the entire show!

Art House Meath present the skills and talents of people living with epilepsy, learning and physical difficulties. Artists work alongside instructors who enable individuals to create beautiful artworks. We were lucky enough to meet Maria Travis who kindly took us around the booth and artwork hanging up on display.

This is a company we have followed for a couple of years and we are thrilled to see how well they have done. Great team, passionate about what they do and fantastic collections. Congratulations to all! For more information click here.

Easy to negotiate, Top Drawer is spacious, well lit and has a constant stream of Soul and Funk music as a DJ performs a number of sets throughout the length of the show, it is as though you have your very own catwalk into the show!

We have put together just a few of the stand out shots from the show, this certainly doesn’t cover all of our favourites, far from it.

As ever, we encourage all creatives to visit this show. For more information on Top Drawer click here.