The Wall of Great China is our celebration of locality, craftsmanship, and British manufacturing. Many of the designers we work with have developed relationships with ceramics manufacturers based in the Potteries in and around Stoke on Trent. Mutually beneficial, these relationships give the designers the opportunity to work with craftspeople and technicians with years, often decades of experience working with ceramics. For the manufacturers it gives them the opportunity to experiment, prototype and develop products that complement their heritage ranges. Friendship, collaboration and playfulness are all part of bringing these products to market, something which should be apparent from the beautiful pieces on display here.
Pictured here is Trophy by UK based Japanese designer Emiko Oki just one example of the work we’ll have on show on The Wall of Great China. Also featuring work from Phoebe Richardson, YoYo ceramics, Reiko Kaneko, Donna Wilson, Ayda Anlagan, Peter Ibruegger and others to be confirmed.
Interiors 2011 January 23rd – 26th
Sunday 23rd January 9AM -6PM
Monday 24th January 9AM -6PM
Tuesday 25th January 9AM -6PM
Wednesday 26th 9AM -5PM
Interiors 2011 takes place at the National Exhibiton Centre. Designersblock wil be in Hall 2 Stand E40 within the Thinking Space area. Featuring work from emerging and established designers.
Claire Anne O’brien, Cristiana Ionescu, Culturelabel.com, Daniel Heath, Eluna, Graphic Relief, Jo Angell, Hendzel and Hunt, Hulger, Laura Perryman, Lazerian, Lost Values, Marita Szkutnik,Penelope Jordan, Puff & Flock,
Rosemary Anrude,Sarah Turner,Show and Tell design,Sitting Firm, Smths lab, Studio 801, Tortie Hoare,Wallpapered.com
Register here for free entry and save yourself the admission price.
As part of our feature area for Interiors 2011, we were asked to put together a program of talks to run through the show. We have some inspirational speakers lined up for you now, here they are, for the full program and to register online for free entry click here.
Suzanne Trocmé FRSA
Furniture Designer, Author, Editor at Large Wallpaper* magazine
23rd January 2011
“How to be published in the press”
Creative Director – Incahoots
23rd January 2011
Ecommerce for the smaller (or independent) retailer
Getting your message across
Ensuring your product looks good
Encouraging people to visit your site
Keeping the technology simple
14.00 – 14.45
24th January 2011
Peter Tullin and Simon Cronshaw are co founders of Culturelabel.com the ecommerce platform retailing cultural merchandise from leading culture brands including Tate, V&A and British Museum.
Peter and Simon will talk about crossing classic e-commerce and digital marketing strategies, insights into the online behaviour of cultural consumers, commercial strategies and how to set up your own e commerce site.
14.30 – 15.15
25th January 2011
Digital pioneer Nicolas Roope has been there from the start, he is founder and creative director of multi award winning digital agency Poke, founder of product development company Hulger and chair of Internet Week Europe .
Nic will talk about online marketing, branding, the state of the web now and how it will work in the future.
Creative Director Habitat
26th January 2011
Understanding your brand and product ranges
Using the retail calendar to underpin creativity
Retail themes and new ideas
Charles O’ Neil
Ecommerce Strategy Director – Lloyd Northover Twentysix
26th January 2011
Ecommerce retail solutions
Strategy and branding
The High St versus on-line