Pulse announces its award winners

A highlight of this month’s London trade show Pulse 2017 was the Pulse Awards, which celebrated exhibitors with outstanding products and exceptional stand design.

Organised by Clarion Events, the London exhibition was held at Olympia from May 14 to May 16. It featured giftware, ‘modern living’ and fashion accessories’, with a strong emphasis on emerging designer-makers and new launches.

The Awards were judged by a panel of experts comprising Kirsty Whyte, product and design manager of homeware chain Heal’s; Rebecca Hossain, head of retail and publishing of The Design Museum; Katie Law, deputy literary editor and writer (features and homes & property) of regional newspaper ‘The London Evening Standard’; Christina Schmidt, owner and co-founder of christinasinteriors.com and homeware retailer Skandium; and Geraldine Wharry, fashion forecaster and designer.

Best Newcomer Award

Judge: Christina Schmidt

Winner: Gift and wellbeing brand Liten Jizo for ‘great graphics, clean presentation and great brand values’.

Runner up: Kotten pine cone firelighters


Best Brand Presentation Award

Judge: Rebecca Hossain

Winner: Home interiors brand Jen Rowland ‘for a clear, cohesive offer which really stood out amongst others’

Runner up: Accessories by Acorn and Will


Best New Product – Living – Award

Judge: Kirsty Whyte

Winner: Yod & Co’s Salad Bowl – ‘for its simple yet innovative design’

Runner up: Block’s Calendar


Best New Product – Fashion – Award

Judge: Geraldine Wharry

Winner: Ziko Africa ‘for the use of both modern and traditional jewellery techniques and celebration of Masai jewellery’

Runner up: Giada Giachino


Best New Product – Makers – Award

Judge: by Katie Law

Winner: Stationery and greetings cards by A L’aise

Runner up: Interiors and greetings brand Zeal Illustration


People’s Choice Award

Judge: Six finalists were nominated for the People’s Choice Award, and the voting was done via social media #LiketoVote.

Winner: hand-painted Bowie Doorstop from Wedgi

Runner up: Lucy Tiffney’s hand painted wallpaper design


Pulse returns next year from May 15 to May 18 at Olympia London. www.pulse-london.com


Yod and Co’s salad bowl won the Best Product Living Pulse Award

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