On the Pulse Homeware

If you feel that this four-day weekend jubilationstravaganza might leave you craving the comfort of domesticity and pretty homeware, you could do much worse than to put aside next weekend and head to Pulse.

Design is Dead Pencil by Studio Lav (Central Saint Martins)
Design is Dead Pencil by Studio Lav (Central Saint Martins)

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.

77°  30°  13° Wine Decanter by Jim Rokos Central Saint Martins
77° 30° 13° Wine Decanter by Jim Rokos Central Saint Martins

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.

Diet/Archeology Ceramics by Studio Lav (Central Saint Martins)
Diet/Archeology Ceramics by Studio Lav (Central Saint Martins)

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.

Dotty Drip Jugs by Reiko Kaneko
Dotty Drip Jugs by Reiko Kaneko

Ilsa Parry of REthinkthings is showing her Olympian Shelf, a set of five circular shelves that cheekily mimic the Olympic rings.

 Fabulas Chair by Alina Petrenko Central Saint Martins
Fabulas Chair by Alina Petrenko Central Saint Martins

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.

Scooter by Papero
Scooter by Papero

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.

Blinky DIY Pinhole Camera by Liv and Lea Central Saint Martins
Blinky DIY Pinhole Camera by Liv and Lea Central Saint Martins

Pulse runs from 10 – 12 June at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London SW5

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