Interiors UK, organised by UBM Live Built Environment, is welcoming an impressive line-up of industry experts to the new Design Makers feature. The programme will include British craftsmen and designers adept at making contemporary and bespoke furniture, ideal for buyers looking to select new products at the show.
This new, edited area is home to some of the best in British design, well-versed in making bespoke furniture designs ready for market. Key exhibitors include Base Elements, Jason Muteham, Derrick Ibbott Furniture, Angus Ross, B:Bespoke, Mono Furniture by Design and John Barnard Furniture.
Award-winner Jason Muteham will launch a new product range at the show that incorporates textiles into wooden furniture in collaboration with upholstery specialist Abbey Chic. Jason says: “It’s great to see recognition from the industry that one size doesn’t always fit all. Design is all about evolving trends and we’re overjoyed to be part of this pioneering concept, nurturing emerging talent and innovation.”
Over 500 cutting-edge interior brands are set to take over the NEC Birmingham from the 19th-22nd January 2014. Interiors UK will be filled with an abundance of new products and interesting seminars offering insightful and valuable industry content. This year also sees the introduction of a dedicated new seminar theatre for lighting, designed to meet visitor demand and ever growing popularity for this part of the show.
Also new for 2014 is the 'Editors Choice’. Curated from thousands of items, it will display the most original new products ideally suited for visitors looking for the fresh designs in the market. In addition, all exhibitors will also be supplied with a swing tag to display their most original and new product to ease navigation for visitors.
Following the success of last year’s ‘French Pavilion’, this year the show is set to welcome key international exhibitors from Poland and Portugal with further nationalities to be announced shortly, putting Interiors UK firmly on the map as a destination to see brands from across Europe and beyond.
DesignersBlock is making a popular return to the show with an emphasis on displaying commercially viable product. Set to inject the fun, flare and eccentricity they have become known for, this year visitors can expect to see the latest products from emerging industry talent.
Interiors UK is home to the UKs leading competition for design talent, the New Design Britain Awards. Entries for this year has hit record numbers with over 50 national universities submitting entries across the four categories of furniture, fabric, surfaces and accessories.