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Tuesday 1 October 2013

Review of Independent Interiors Show - 2022 Manchester

My sample box - Photo by Hannah Nunn

Tim Simpson Photography
Love this pendant light by Scandinord
It was an exciting day last Saturday at the first ever Independent Interiors Show.   The show was held in a very cool basement venue in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, on Dale Street (just along from Affleck’s Palace for those who know).  Me and my wallpapers had a stand along with 21 other exhibitors showing their ranges of gorgeous lamps, cushions, ceramics, furniture, fabrics, stationary and artworks.  I was proud to be in the company of such a lot of very talented designers, and all from the north of England.

You see, this show was my very first trade show, the first time I had shown my wallpapers to the public, the first time I had stood beside my work looking for reactions to it.  How utterly nerve-wracking!   I needn’t have worried though as reactions were really good, great even – phew!  It was a busy day with a steady stream of visitors all day, and I just had the chance to meet some of the other very friendly exhibitors before we got going at 11am.  I had had my eye on several potential purchases (loving the work of Scandinord, Annabel Perrin and Liz Foster Design!) but alas never got the chance to find my purse!  My friend, Hannah Nunn had her amazing paper lamps on show, which gave out a nice cosy glow next to my stand, and was also showing her lovely new range of wallpapers too!  

Hannah Nunn Lamps and new wallpapers
Thank you to the Rachael Adams and Victoria Watson from The Social Butterfly for organising such a lovely and successful event – count me in for next April’s follow-up show.  Thank you also if you came to see my wallpaper, and for your very encouraging words (the ‘wow’s and ‘gorgeous’s will not be forgotten).  I’ve come away from the show all excited and raring to go – plans are afoot for the production of the birds and butterflies wallpaper that was definitely the most popular paper on the day, more cushions, fabrics and perhaps some lampshades too! 

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