Revamped Summerhouse sector to show off handpicked brands at Spring Fair 2020


  • New location fostering greater sense of community between sectors
  • Hand-picked edit of complementary products to deliver greater ROI for visitors
  • 2-6 February 2020, NEC, Birmingham 

Spring Fair, the number one sourcing destination for home and gift retail, will launch its new vision for visitor-favourite sector, The Summerhouse, at its 2020 show. The carefully handpicked selection of design-led exhibitors will take up a new venue within the NEC, promoting a more collective feel to the sector, as well as encouraging more collaboration between visitors and exhibitors. 

The new prime location in hall 20 puts The Summerhouse in between the Living, Accents & Décor sections in halls 6 and 19, helping to create what will be the largest continuously laid-out offering of lifestyle, home and interiors in the UK. The development of an uninterrupted offering of home and living products across all three sectors comes following a successful re-edit of Living, Accents & Décor at Autumn Fair 2019.

Summerhouse is the focal point of the home section. As the smartest way to discover what’s on trend at Spring Fair, visitors can expect to be drawn in by a community of prestigious, handpicked, artisan exhibitors offering a carefully curated edit of on-trend and design-led brands across gifting, interiors, lighting and lifestyle.

At the show, Summerhouse visitors can look forward to connecting with well-known and trend-led living brands such as Cozy Living with their Nordic-inspired interiors, The Libra Company with their premium ranges of interior design accessories, homeware and more and Garden Trading, whose pieces draw from both British countryside and city lifestyle trends.

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Candlelight Reveals Katie Alice Range

British lifestyle designer Katie Alice has been commissioned to create an exclusive range of candles, reed diffusers and mugs for Candlelight.

The designer, whose collections are inspired by her love of vintage florals, has brought her renowned nostalgic style to the ‘Katie Alice’ collection, which will be revealed by Katie Alice herself at the Candlelight stand at the Spring Fair 2020 (NEC, Birmingham 1-6 February. Hall 3, Stand H20 to J21)

The collection features three exclusive ranges and fragrances, each with Katie Alice’s trademark floral designs, available in attractive wax filled pots, reed diffusers and mugs, with complementary packaging available. The collection features ‘Wild Apricity’ (warmth of the winter sun) where Katie took her inspiration from wandering through the market of her hometown of Stamford in Lincolnshire on chilly Friday mornings in Autumn. This range features muted tones of blush and mauve, which will enhance any home.

The Vintage Indigo range features an attractive blue design, with the renowned florals displayed on wax filled pots, mugs and reed diffusers that provide a stylish addition to any home.

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Winners for 8th edition of the prestigious PaperAwards announced

From beautiful prints and vibrant palettes to innovative design and undeniable originality, the S/S20 edition of the PaperAwards, sponsored by G.F Smith, has revealed the very best in greetings and stationery, as voted by the industry.

The winner in each of the four categories—Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design, Engaging Print and Best Stationery Design—will receive a prize worth more than £1,000. All finalists will have their work showcased in the Greetings & Stationery area at Top Drawer S/S20, running 12-14 January at Olympia London. Emotive Design

Read more: Winners for 8th edition of the prestigious PaperAwards announced