The Wild Card team have been out and about again. Last week we ventured to the Independent Hotel Show on London’s Olympia, which saw over 300 hotel suppliers and service providers show their product to key-opinion formers and industry experts.
The show, now in its second year, provided a different approach to hotel exhibitions and boasted some fantastic creative talent, ranging from lifestyle brands to fabrics to lighting and furniture.
The Designers Block space in particular, was high up on our must-visit list. It was edgy but not pompous and housed new eye-catching labels such as The New English, Alex Price, Kirigram, DesignK and Yas-Ming Ceramics.
Obviously, another favourite was JAB Anstoetz. We might be a bit biased, as we work closely with the team, but they really did have amazing fabrics on the stand this year, and a very comfy Vi-Spring bed.
We also loved the Mark Humphrey collaboration with Waterfront Designer Bathrooms too. Its Rock Crystal and Belgian black marble basin and Bronze bath, to celebrate the beauty of flowing water, are definitely on our fantasy wish list!
The Rock Star whisky bar, made from American Black Walnut for Buster and Punch by the Conran Contracts team, was such a beautiful piece that we couldn’t stop wandering back to take another look. We would love one of these at home!
Another one of our highlights of the show was the Tori Murphy stand. The Zigzag and Geo prints in monochrome are a new favourite!
Take a look at the photos below for some of our favourite pieces from the brands mentioned above: