Autumn Fair 2016 at the NEC Birmingham 4-7 September
Enhance your Glass Room décor with a trip to one of the UK’s biggest trade events.
a contemporary and fresh take
Here at The Glass Room Company we can’t wait to start the car and head up to Birmingham’s prestigious gift and wholesale Autumn Fair – we just hope we can fit in all our purchases for the journey home!
There are over 1,400 exhibitors flocking to the West Midlands to introduce their products to budding buyers keen to improve their indoor and outdoor home décor. Finding yourself as one of 27,000+ visitors, it might be easy to feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of the event, but don’t worry. The show is easy to navigate, and with some pre planning, your weekend schedule will run like clockwork.
There are twelve sectors spanning the gift and home industry. These include: home, contemporary gift and living, the light show, gift, children’s gifts and toys, greetings and contemporary gifts, fashion jewellery and accessories, the summerhouse, body bath and home fragrance, brands of china, retail solutions and volume and houseware.
There is also a great opportunity to listen to some leading spokespeople in retail; if you work in business or media industries why not maximize your NEC experience by attending insightful seminars on ecommerce, social media and PR?
Or, if fashion is more your passion, then like Edna and Patz you’ll be pleased to hear that the Autumn Fair holds a catwalk each day to reveal the latest fashion, jewellery and accessories.
Finally, the Light Show is not to be missed if you are seeking inspiration for a glowing glass room. The exhibit connects independent retailers, high street brands, department stores, interior designers and online retailers with incredible brands and designers, showcasing a wide spectrum of home lighting, display lighting and more.
For home owners passionate about outdoor living, the home sector has to be top of your list. The NEC offers an aspirational selection of lifestyle, home and outdoor furniture living and accessories. Here, you can find everything from art and wall décor, textiles, and furniture lighting.
Akarina UK: operate on behalf of Olympia Lighting Fixtures Industries Limited, the Japanese manufacturer established in 1966 and known for its outstanding product quality and technical innovation worldwide.
A stylish addition for green fingered glass room owners, the company manufacture the Akarina Hydroponic Grow-light range of stylish, LED based tabletop lamps that enable anyone to grow their own ultra-fresh herbs, salads and greens right inside the home, all year round. Their AF stand will also showcase Olympia’s contemporary decorative lighting products, giving your glass room a clean, fresh feel.
Sparkk Home UK LTD – are a country (Coventry) based Textile solution company who offer a wide range of products manufactured in our own plants in India. They have been in the textile business almost 25 years and with the UK/Europe market akmost 12 years.
Their beautiful rug collections can really enhance the transition between your glass room and the garden, their earthy ethnic patterns bringing the outdoors inside. From bold patterns that mimic a delicate, hand painted, barge design to patterns reminiscent of a Zulu war shield, there is something earthy for every budding home improver.
This sector is the place where you can find gorgeous accessories for your glass room. This exhibit exists to inspire, and is where you can find delicate wind chimes, multicoloured glass lights and innovative planting solutions.
Crystal World UK – was founded in the United Kingdom in 1990 as Importers/producers of high quality collectible figurines, Crystal jewellery made with Swarovski elements, Crystocraft figurines, Feng Shui hanging crystals & cascades, Poly-resin figurines and eyeglass holders, mirrors and other display solutions.
Their beautiful 100% handmade mosaic lamps will be the star attraction in your glass room or garden. For indoor use they feature as dazzling table and swan neck lamps, while an outdoor barbecue can be given a Mediterranean ambience with mosaics of sea greens to vibrant pinks.
Costal The Libra Company – to give your garden the calming feel of the ocean waves, it is time to invest in the distressed furniture. The trend is heading strong into 2017, and who could refuse its easeful grace and pale finishes.
Costal offer luxurious lamps, furniture and chairs, taking a contemporary and fresh take on the theme but with a distinct nod to classical shapes. Reclaimed teak and elm are paired with sea-green recycled glass delicate feather motif ceramics and husky basketry. A chance to create a gorgeous British beach theme in any glass room.
The Autumn Fair is held over 4 days in September. It is held across a weekend and weekdays.
Saturday 3rd September 2016 from 10am till 5pm (Volume Halls only), Sunday 4th to Tuesday 6th September from 9am till 6pm and Wednesday 7th September from 9am till 4pm.