Returning for the second year to Glee, the Retail Lab – in association with the HTA - will explore these cutting-edge trends and offer educational take-home advice, so retailers can engage with these different consumer groups within their stores.
The Retail Lab @ Glee will be created in partnership with a panel of industry experts, led by Creative Director, Romeo Sommers of ByRomeo, with Paula Parker of PP8 Marketing heading up the day-to-day management of this pivotal show feature. Lisa White, Head and Creative Director of WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, has once again shared her wealth of industry and trend insight to help shape the Retail Lab content in 2018, whilst GES has also been confirmed as the 2018 stand contractors, helping to bring the Retail Lab concepts to life.
In additional to the amazing team behind the Retail Lab, the area will also be supported by a number of sponsors. Woodlodge, Hozelock, Scheurich, Capi Europe BV,, Elho, Kaemingk, PTMD, Ivyline, Meadow View Stone, Key Essentials, Gardena and Air So Pure, and are confirmed as 2018 Supplier Partners, providing them a wealth of opportunity to promote their brand and latest product innovations.www.gleebirmingham.com
Fergus the Highland Cow Doorstop joins the heard of adorable, stylish home accessories from Dora Designs (Autumn Fair Hall 3 Stand P22-U23). His long shaggy, burnt orange coat is a true likeness to the real thing! Perfectly weighted to keep the door open Fergus will add a splash of colour to any home. Designed as practical, unique gifts, Doras’ range offers plenty of choice for that great gift idea. Visit: www.dora.co.uk t: 01780 430188
Catch designer-maker workshops and a playful window installation at not just a shop this London Design Festival(15-23 September 2018).High Holborn’s most unique shopping destination, not just a shop, will be a hive of activity this London Design Festival (LDF). The pioneering shop, which only sells design products and artwork by those who studied at University of the Arts London’s (UAL) six leading arts colleges, is extending its opening hours and running a series of designer-maker workshops as part of this year’s festival.
Book now for a scent building and candle making workshop with natural candle company The London Refinery; create your own unique Bunting Necklace with acrylic jewellery kingpins Tatty Devine; or treat your little one to a Magical Moving Dinosaurs workshop with dino-mad illustrator James Barker.
Plus, illustrator Martina Paukova, known for her brightly-coloured, fun illustrations of people, is creating a playful installation for the not just a shop window. The UAL graduate (who studied at both London College of Communication and Camberwell College of Arts) is designing a striking display – not to be missed – which will be on-show throughout LDF. A selection of limited-edition products inspired by the window will also be available in store.
Since launching in September 2017, not just a shop has sold 693 different lines by 60 artists and designers – all students and alumni of UAL. Due to its not-for-profit model, every purchase helps to support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. Managed by UAL’s Careers & Employability department, proceeds are invested back into running free talks and one-to-one business advice sessions to help UAL students and alumni to launch and develop their creative businesses.