When our recently launched range of Riedel glassware first passed by my desk, I couldn’t help but pause and reflect. That might sound a little Californian-OTT of me, but there was more to it than that.
I first discovered Riedel – The Wine Glass Company while frequenting the acclaimed Los Angeles eateries which I was privileged to work in. While the establishments themselves held their food and wine in high esteem, they also held their crockery, stemware and the conduits they served them in, in equally high regard as well, after all, I’m the first to appreciate that presentation is everything.
Hi, I’m Sarah Wilson and I’m a retail prop buyer for WBC.
I have a passion for 20th Century furniture, vintage props and decorative items. It’s a passion that propels me out of bed between 1am – 3am, four days a week to hit the road in search of beautifully designed objects which in turn are used across the UK retail market as seasonal displays and retail merchandising props for shop windows.
I have a particular weakness for a nice chair, some of which are pictured on my Pinterest Board: Mid Century Modern Chairs. I’ve been known to break into an undignified trot across a field full of white vans at antique fairs to secure one or two of these beauties!
Top 10 New WBC Products
They promised us bigger, and bigger it certainly was.
Especially if the annual ‘exhibitors reception’ was anything to go by. Movers and shakers, journos and food producers of all varieties from across the UK and further afield, flocked to the Olympia for this year’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair, an event that’s grown to well over 750 artisan food and drink exhibitors. It was pretty amazing to see the amount of creativity UK food and drink has to offer.
For us, it was a chance to roll out our new ‘Christmas is Coming’ collection of gift and hamper packaging ideas for the upcoming festive season. If you were unable to attend the show or just need a fresh reminder of what we exhibited on our stand, here is a list of the Top 10 products we’ve received most feedback about. Thanks again for the positive reception to them all, and in no particular order:
Without doubt, this season’s hottest colour trend is cool grey pantone number 10.
Silvery, smoky grey – ask any fashionista or interior designer, grey is the perfect neutral colour that’s bang on trend for the second year running. Our new 2015/16 collection of cool grey gift packaging and retail signage has something for everyone. Understated and sophisticated, use it as a versatile base palette to coordinate with your favourite colour schemes and finishing touches.