Located in a beautiful renovated lace factory on High Pavement in the Lace Market area of town, the market brought together designers and makers who showcased their homeware, skin care, clothing, furniture and accessories to Nottingham’s Christmas shoppers.
Carefully curated by luxury accessories brand Campbell Cole, the selection was spot on. As well as Lane, Nottingham Market hosted Tori Murphy; Universal Works; honest skincare; Joby Woodhouse; Danish Homestore; Ideas on Paper; Waste Studio; In-Grid; Raw Print; ohw? shoes; Sunspel and Campbell Cole displayed some beautiful objects from Ajoto, Instrmnt, Geoffrey Fisher, Sue Pryke Studio, Alice Made This and Mamnick.
It was the perfect opportunity for us to meet other companies living and working in Nottingham and to chat to new customers and to those who had come down especially to see us. It was also the first event in which we could showcase the Beam table lamp. The light in the building lent itself perfectly and allowed us to truly show them off.
Universal Works collaborated with Waste Studio as well, who was designing unique letterforms at the stall and screen printing them on to UW t-shirts. We also had our 1940s letterpress all set up, giving customers the opportunity to print their own Christmas cards of our small snowy mountain scene and the collaborative design we did with Sundlaug Coffee last month.
As Ian Campbell Cole so rightfully said, "the success has been testament to a thriving community of Midlands-based doers and creatives of which we are proud to be a part of".
Here are some of our favourite finds...
Manchester-based pen manufacturers Ajoto, standing for 'A Journey To...' who believe the journey of production is just as important as the destination (sounds comfortingly familiar!).
Tori Murphy's textiles are all hand woven in England. Geometric patterns in a subtle and attractive colour range - we wanted everything and bought quite a lot of it, too! Tori has weavers in Lancashire, finishers in Yorkshire and machinists in Nottingham.