Text (annotated by KIM)How long can the Brit mania last? Rather a long time, insist trend predictors and designersshowing ...
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•   Organization: Cockpit Arts, Conran Shop, Transport Museum, Squint Ltd    Wrong: District Line, Green Line, Humour, Roy...
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  1. 1. Text (annotated by KIM)How long can the Brit mania last? Rather a long time, insist trend predictors and designersshowing at this month’s interior exhibitions. With Top Drawer starting this Sunday andLondon Design Festival just a few weeks away, the capital city is awash with iconic – andsubtle - London imagery. The longevity of this Brit mania trend, it seems, lies in theoriginality of the designers. Instead of plastering the Union Jack or tube map prints ontoeverything, designers realize an urgency for creativity. Expect to find innovative twists on theLondon trend; a sofa upholstered in that furry seating fabric in the Tube, trays decoratedwith raining cats and dogs and bulldog embossed wallpaper.Last year, a micro trend for all things London was obvious at Top Drawer, a trade show fordesign-led gifts and this year, sees little difference. ‘With the arrival of the Olympics and theGolden Jubilee in 2012, we’re celebrating all things London at Top Drawer thisautumn,’ say the organizers of Top Drawer. Back in 2009, market forecasters Trend Bibleannounced that the London and transport trend would be a long-term keeper. They initiallyflagged up the trend of transport and nostalgia for British icons in their Voyager trendshowcased in their Spring/ Summer 2011 Home Trends book written back in 2009.‘Many of our clients have had real commercial success with a type of British nostalgia-whether it isUnion Jack cushions or vintage Queen Elizabeth photographic style prints,’ says TrendBible founder Joanna Feeley. ‘But really the question they are all asking is how they cankeep this look fresh and move it forward, since British nostalgia as a trend concept continuing tobe important through 2011 and into 2012 with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee andLondon Olympics still to come next summer.’The secret lies in originality and an aversion to splattering the Union Jack or tube map ontofurnishings. In response to the tacky souvenirs and cheap throwaway London designs for tourists,Swedish designer Maria Holmer Dahlgren wanted to celebrate the city usingcontemporary graphics. The result is her London collection, which will be on show at Top Drawerthis weekend. It comprises trays, mugs and aprons adorned with the Tate Modern, BrickLane and Tower Bridge. Humour is key to her success; Dahlgren epitomizes well-known Britishidiosyncrasies as she pictorially sums up our wet weather with cats and dogs falling under anumbrella. Also showing at Top Drawer is ceramicist Kate Adams, of mydeco design boutique,who spent five years at Cockpit Arts where she established her London skyline tablewarerange. Each piece is thrown on the potter’s wheel, then individually illustrated with rugged versionsof iconic buildings such as St.Paul’s Cathedral and the Gherkin.Another such designer keeping the trend looking fresh is Lisa Whatmough, founderof Squint Ltd who recently collaborated with the London Transport Museum. Theresult of their partnership, unusual patchwork sofas, will be unveiled at Tent London, one of thelargest design trade shows taking place during London Design Festival later this month (17-25 September). Whatmough’s patchwork sofas are made from the famous
  2. 2. hardwearing moquette fabric that upholstered the transport seating across London for over 100years. The iconic moquette patterns include the vibrant orange District Line pattern designed byMisha Black in 1978 and the still fashionable Green Line moquette. Its iconic, its upcyclingand its very British; an inspired twist on the London trend.Book signings at Top Drawer will please city dwellers. Published this month by Batsford is a newbook Love London which features 180 photographs taken by Barbara Chandler. Herexhibition Love London was shown in the picture gallery of Habitat in Regent Street in2008 and her handmade photo cards are on sale at The Conran Shop.How long can the Brit mania trend last? Many thought it would wane after the Royal weddingmayhem. How wrong they were. We’ve got at least until the Olympians have gone home.Annie Deakin is interiors writer for sofa and interior design website mydeco.com.KIM Annotations• Place: London, Regent Street Wrong: Diamond Jubilee• Organization: Trend Bible, Squint Ltd, London Transport Museum Wrong: London Design Festival, Dahlgren Missed: Cockpit Arts, Batsford, The Conran Shop, Trend Bible (missed in "market forecasters Trend Bible" but recognized in "Trend Bible founder Joanna Feeley")• Person: Queen Elizabeth=the Queen, Joanna Feeley, Maria Holmer Dahlgren, Annie Deakin, Barbara Chandler, Misha Black, Lisa Whatmough=Whatmough, Kate Adams Wrong: Tate Modern• Position: founder• General Concept: designers, trend, nostalgia, tray(s), mania trend Missed: Union Jack (the English flag)• Time reference: this month, this Sunday, Last year, this year, Golden Jubilee, Spring, Summer, this autumn, next summer, 17-25 September, this weekend, five years, 100 years• Year: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012Named Entities that KIM is not supposed to find:• Facility/Building: Tate Modern, Brick Lane, Tower Bridge, Green Line, District Line, St.Paul’s Cathedral, the Gherkin, Habitat in Regent Street• Event: Top Drawer, London Design Festival, Tent London, Olympics• Book: Love LondonStanbol Annotatations• Person: Kate Adams, Lisa Whatmough, Maria Holmer Dahlgren, Misha Black Wrong: Barbara Chandler . Her
  3. 3. • Organization: Cockpit Arts, Conran Shop, Transport Museum, Squint Ltd Wrong: District Line, Green Line, Humour, Royal Navy, Union Pacific Railroad Wrong (lower confidence): Auto Union, International Astronomical Union, Royal Marines, Royal Air• Place: London Wrong: Love London, Ca, Silver Spring Maryland

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