I have been exhibiting in Paris at Maison et Objet with the British European Design Group. I took a selection of my Morandi inspired bottles and vases as well as my handmade tableware range. The new collection was very well received by the press and buyers, particularly French and Swiss. Unfortunately, after the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, the number of visitors was down by 40%, so I did not meet as many American and Japanese buyers as last year.
My neighbours on the British European Design Group stand were the lovely ladies of Lush Designs, Maria and Marie. They design textiles, lampshades and ceramics printed with fabulous creatures and landscapes. On the other side was Laura Spring from Scotland, who I met on the trade mission to Tokyo last year. She designs abstract printed cushions, lampshades and bags in bright, fresh colours. We were all opposite Normann Copenhagen from Denmark who were showcasing their modern furniture, lighting and accessories.