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Style and sustainability at Top Drawer

Black + Blum will reveal innovative new glass products for the ever-growing food and drink on-the-go sector at Top Drawer Spring/Summer 2020, which opens this weekend (London Olympia, January 12-14). The design led show will also feature new eco-friendly products by The Wood Life Project, which made its debut at Top Drawer last year.

The new Glass Lunch Bowl and Lunch Pot range from Black + Blum are said to be the first lightweight, leak-proof and drop-safe glass products on the market. The glass bowl or pot is contained within a protective wood-fibre base container. A silicone lid on the bowl or pot, complete with steam vent, means food can be easily reheated in the microwave once at work.

Black + Blum’s new Glass Water Bottles have a screw thread on the inside of the glass, with lids made of stainless-steel inside and out. The bottles come with a protective non-slip silicone sleeve.

Above: Glass bottles by Black + Blum.
Above: Glass bottles by Black + Blum.

The company – which has spearheaded the upmarket on-the-go-sector over the past decade – has also upgraded its Lunch Box Original and Lunch Pot Original (also on show at Top Drawer, as well as February’s Ambiente).

Nick Cornwell, managing director of Black + Blum states: “Our design team has been working hard to develop innovative products that meet our exceptionally high design standards as well as respond to the current consumer trends. The tide is turning against single-use plastic, meaning that quality products in our category are becoming top sellers for more and more retailers”.

Above: Children’s Jigsaw plates by The Wood Life Project – back at Top Drawer S/S.
Above: Children’s Jigsaw plates by The Wood Life Project – back at Top Drawer S/S.

Meanwhile, another Top Drawer exhibitor The Wood Life Project is continuing its mission to replace everyday plastic. Founders Jimmy and Hazel Russell design their products in a workshop in rural Norfolk and manufacture them in the UK, using wood harvested from UK trees only. “This is what makes us truly eco-friendly, as we do not have the 1000’s of carbon footprint miles that other eco-brands have,” they state.

The Wood Life Project’s products include a range of plates for children, such as the Jigsaw plate and a lunchbox, plus new bowls for pets.

* For more information on Top Drawer S/S 20 –with sectors including Home, Craft and Food Emporium – see


Top: Glass lunch range by Black + Blum.

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