INTERIORS UK 2013, NEC Birmingham from January the 20th to the 23rd (www.interiorsuk.com), is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before, offering retailers, property developers, contract buyers and architects a vast selection of products from over 600 of the leading international interiors manufacturers. As the longest standing interiors show in the UK, you can expect to get an exclusive glimpse into the latest trends, innovations and ideas from the biggest names in lighting, bedding, home wares, flooring, fabric and décor industries. Key exhibitors for the show include the likes of Endon Lighting, Ercol, Willis & Gambier, Steven Shell, Parker Knoll, Aleal, Searchlight Electric, Kettle Interiors, Interio, Hill Interiors and Coach House to name just a few.
The overarching theme for the 2013 show is modern retailing with many beautiful retailer display areas curated by a mix of high profile designers throughout the show and main entrances. Known for orchestrating informative, thought-provoking seminars and talks, the 2013 INTERIORS UK show will be no exception, with an exciting line-up of speakers set to explore the future of retail. Key speakers include Hannah Malein from Global Colour Research, who will explore key trends, colours and designs that are coming through to substantiate the BCU stand (Birmingham City University, Institute Design and Art) based on the colour and trend forecast by Global Colour Research. Sue Timney, president of the BIID (British Institute of Interior Design) will be delving into her career and explain her journey as an interior designer. Another key speaker is Nic Cumisky from Google who will be providing insights into the consumer trends around mobile and retail and how retailers can harness the next online frontier to benefit their businesses. Ryan Ross & Sarah Shepherd from Stylus will be taking to the seminar theatre to discuss inspirational trend concepts for Spring / Summer 2014 including Kinfolk, Caban and Tropicalia. The show will also host an exciting panel of leading interiors bloggers who will be discussing how their blogs have helped their businesses. Bloggers on the panel include Will Taylor from Bright Bazaar, Kate Watson Smyth from Mad about the House and Katie Treggiden from Confessions of a Design Geek. Other speakers include Nayna Macintosh, Marks & Spencer’s Director of Store Design, Jonathan Webb from Retail in Action, Mark Hughes-Webb from BrandHub, Callum Lumsden from Lumsden Design, Melinda Ashton Turner, Naomi Cleaver and Nina Campbell.
INTERIORS UK is thrilled to announce that this year’s guest designer is interiors legend, Nina Campbell who as well as creating the entrances for the show will be hosting a feature space in Hall 3. “Nina is thrilled to be designing the entrances at the INTERIORS UK show in January. The individual halls will be defined by one of Nina’s loves; colour. Expect a marriage of traditional, well-loved and opulent designs with a new, fresh and contemporary colour palette.” Nina’s designs will encompass colour stories such as coral, apple green, aqua and stone, which will all make their debut in various forms throughout the show. Nina will also have two stands of her own at the show. Her “home” shall reflect her own, cosy, inviting and somewhere you immediately get offered a drink and want to settle in. Built around the ethos that mixing style and comfort is essential, it will reflect exactly what she achieves when designing for her clients and her own homes. Nina’s will also be hosting a shop space, reflecting the same shopping experience as you would expect to have in her London store. Visitors can expect to lose themselves amongst beautiful glass, table linen, whimsical china, embroidered cushions and other home accessories and gifts. Nina’s designs appeal to both young and old and sit will in both contemporary and traditional interiors.
An exciting show feature returning for another year is the INTERIORS UK Design Village which will house a giant collaboration with designersblock as well as many of the regular show features like New Design Britain, Birmingham City University, INTERIORS UK’s Seminar Theatre, the VIP Lounge and the Press Office. Designersblock are set to put their creative talent to good use once again by creating a totally new store concept, brand and identity in the designersblock department store. This exciting feature will include a concoction of departments featuring furniture, accessories, toys, lighting and lots more, all sourced from designersblock’s vast network of young designers and design makers. Some of the names included within this are House of Hackney, JiB Studio, Emerald Faerie, Catherine Verpoort, James Shaw & Marjan van Aubel, Plumen, Silo Studio, Sam Weller, Liv Williams, Lazerian and Tortie Hoare & Nathalie Brady.
The ever-popular Fabric Pavilion will showcase the most exquisite, innovative and inspirational fabrics from the likes of Timorous Beasties, Nina Campbell for Osborne & Little, Ian Mankin, Kobe, Jim Dickens, Alhambra, Barker & Barker, Corita Rose, Casal, Colony Fabrics, Swaffer and Blendworth Fabrics as well as a library of fabric books from the UK and worldwide. As well as highlighting the very best of fabric designs, the Fabric Pavilion will house the popular champagne bar, which will be designed by Pitfield London’s Shaun Clarkson. This buzzy area of the show will be the place to network at the show in what will be a stylish, relaxed and entertaining space.
Another new addition to the 2013 show is the Pitfield pop up shop in Hall 4. Pitfield is an eclectic interior design shop and café in Shoreditch, London, owned by designers Shaun Clarkson and Paul Brewster.
The INTERIORS UK website is a thriving news portal that is regularly updated with all the latest exhibitor and interiors industry news; from the latest interiors collections and collaborations from the world of design to exciting show highlights. The show is extremely prominent on social media too with an ever-growing following on Facebook, Twitter and Linked in.
INTERIORS UK is housed within the NEC, the leading exhibition space in the UK, in the heart of the country. The NEC has fantastic travel links with regular and fast trains to and from London and the rest of the country as well as being easily accessible by road.