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Top Drawer’s waste saving winner

With Top Drawer S/S 2020 underway at London Olympia (January 12-14), the show has crowned its Spotted Award winner. The Spotted section of the show presents new and emerging talent, providing visitors with an exciting array of market-ready innovations.

The winner of the Spotted Award (decided by judges from the likes of Tate Enterprises, The Conran Shop, Habitat and Wolf & Badger) is The company uses 3D printing to produce at a batch scale, working with local makers to create pieces on demand; eliminating supply chain waste. They use recycled and responsibly sourced material to make their products and aim to make local design and manufacturing globally available.

Above: Ceramics from Illustrated Stories.
Above: Ceramics from Illustrated Stories.

Among the shortlist for the Spotted Award is Kay van Bellen’s Illustrated Stories – a Netherlands based ceramics brand, which was founded last year. Kay is a British-born artist and illustrator with a Dutch heritage and love of Delft Blue ceramics. The pieces in the inaugural collection are created from old, found objects, which Kay screenprints and decorates by hand.

Above: Colourful straws from Dearest Fannie.
Above: Colourful straws from Dearest Fannie.

Another shortlisted brand, Dearest Fannie was founded by two sisters looking to make sustainability fashionable for a young market. Its range includes reusable straws and a straw bag.



Top: Products by – the winner of Top Drawer’s Spotted Award.


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