After much deliberation, the Spotted Award panel of seven industry professionals has chosen the 10 designers who will go forward to the final judging on 14th January. The brands were judged on the following criteria: originality and innovation, commercial viability, clarity of brand and communication of message, and quality of the design. The Spotted Award winner and runners up will be announced on the opening morning of S/S18 edition of Top Drawer on 14th January 2018.
Spotted Award Shortlist S/S18
Top Drawer is delighted to announce the talent shortlisted for the inaugural edition of the Spotted Award
And the shortlisted are...
Alexia Peck’s collection of six fragrances includes candles, room sprays and diffusers, all designed in matching packaging to create a strong brand identity. The candle lids live on after the candle has been used in the form of paperweights.
Divine Savages is a design-led interiors brand delivering an inspired collection of glamorous home accessories, luxury wallpaper, fabrics and limited edition art prints with a flourish of both the divine and the savage.
Hello Grimes’ bright, bold illustrated prints, enamel pins, greetings cards and paper goods ae inspired by nature and the British heathlands.
Mynn London is a lifestyle brand specialising in fun and unique textiles inspired by the dynamic of contemporary culture. The product range covers napkins, placemats, tea towels, oven gloves and cushions across three collections, which are designed to be mixed and matched.
Rowenna Mason’s mill-woven cushions and throws are refreshingly modern designs for a snug and stylish home.
Keeler and Sidaway make art prints, notebooks, greetings cards and textile products, characterised by their bold, colourful graphic style.
Stay Sixty’s aim is to highlight the alarming levels of plastic pollution in the UK today by offering a stylish, modern alternative to single-use plastic bottles.
Nick Crowe and Neil Baber have created over one hundred thought-provoking greeting cards exploring the history of ideas and design. Sourced and adapted from long-forgotten graphic works, technical drawings and scientific illustrations, the ranges explore the theory of colour, iconic 20th century product design, studies in the techniques of dance and sport, and an array of vintage and historic graphic works.
Cult is all about we are sharing the love of live vinegar. The brand has two parts: customers can make their own live vinegar in the Vinegar Vase, a contemporary take on the traditional vinegar fermentation crock designed by ceramicist Billy Lloyd, or add live vinegars made from premium wines, sakes, ports and ciders to what they eat and drink for a probiotic twist.
J Dryer is a unique, compact and very stylish wall-mounted drying rack for indoor and outdoor use. Originally created in the 1950s, it has been re-designed for 21st century aesthetic by Juliet Howard.
Spotted, Top Drawer’s launch pad for emerging brands, has to date supported over 150 new businesses. Now firmly established as one of the show’s main attractions, Spotted is a curated showcase of innovative, market ready, design-led businesses new to the major UK trade fair market.