Top Drawer 2013 – Exhibitors Sneak Peek – Claire Gaudion

Top Drawer, 13-15 January 2013, will once again bring together an inspirational showcase of over 800 carefully selected British and international suppliers to the convenient central location of Earls Court, London. Top Drawer showcases the newest product launches, cutting edge designs and must-have products for 2013.

We have teamed up with Top Drawer to give you a sneak peek look at some of the exhibitors that will be showcasing their products this coming January. We have also asked them for tips and advice for other exhibitors taking part.

All Claire Gaudions work centres around her home island of Guernsey. Using her inspiration she creates printed textile accessories including scarves and notebooks. Also hand woven scarfs and Traditional Guernsey Willow Basketry.

Hello Claire!

Why did you choose Top Drawer to exhibit your products?

Top Drawer has a strong reputation for curating a show of great design and commerciality. This is my first season showing at Top Drawer and I am particularly excited to be exhibiting at ‘Spotted’, showcasing designers selected by Charlotte Abrahams, and highlighting new talent.

What are you most excited about Top Drawer?

The opportunity to show my collection to new buyers and potential new stockists, and to make new connections. After all the work that goes into creating a new collection, I am very proud to show it.

Why should people come and hunt down your stand?

I have created a collection of wool and silk scarves, and notebooks, inspired by Guernsey’s coastline, my home island. My digital prints have an emphasis on colour, graphic pattern and texture and have been described as ‘geometric landscapes’. My collection is made in Britain, and tells a story of the British Isles.

What’s your top tip for other sellers who are showcasing their products at the show?

Top Drawer offers a great opportunity to meet other sellers, designers, buyers, press etc. and my tip would be to talk to as many people as possible and make new connections… you never know where these might lead to.

Thank you Claire. You will find Claire at Sp2, be sure to go say hi!