Pulse is a design-focused homeware and lifestyle show in London’s Earls Court, with more than 600 exhibitors. Split into Home, Gift, Fashion Accessories, Wellbeing and Launchpad; Pulse will see students and recent graduates showing work alongside established bastion names and brands in the homeware sphere.
The Launchpad section will be showing pieces from Central Saint Martins students, and a name to look out for is Jim Rokos and his clever 77 30 13 Wine Decanter, which can rest at a ‘sober’ 77 degrees, a ‘tipsy’ 30 degrees and a ‘drunken’ 13 degrees, making it not only pretty fun, but also increasing the flow of oxygen into the wine improving the flavor.
New British gift and homewares brand Ham is making its Pulse debut with a host of pieces focused on – you’ll never guess – the Olympics. Reiko Kaneko’s Jumpy sports-themed mugs series, showing different sportsmen ‘moving’ around the mugs.
Ilsa Parry of REthinkthings is showing her Olympian Shelf, a set of five circular shelves that cheekily mimic the Olympic rings.
Despite sounding rather like a pancake vendor, the Dutch Pavilion also promises to be an interesting area, presenting six brands from the Netherlands in one ‘mega stand.’ Jansen+co is showing the brilliantly named Girl Talk tableware collection, which was created with fashion illustrator Piet Paris.
And if all this browsing isn’t enough, there will also be a number of events and talks, such as Portas & House of Fraserʼ s ʻ Dragonʼ s Denʼ. This rather scary-sounding prospect will see Mary Portas’ business partner Peter Cross, and a team of scouts from Maryʼ s House of Fraser concessions select their favourite piece. Ten designers each have a ten-minute pitch to convince The Cross that their piece is the one he wants.
Pulse runs from 10 – 12 June at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London SW5