We went along to the inaugural Independent Interiors Show this Saturday and judging by this event, it certainly won’t be the last. Rachel and Victoria of The Social Butterfly who organised the event will be very pleased with the huge success of the day.
It was held at 2022NQ in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The choice of venue and quality of exhibitors were excellent.
A wide variety of independent designer/makers & shops were present. Their stands looked great set against the industrial fabric of the building and Justin really enjoyed photographing them. Here’s a run-down of those present.
Eclectic Chair – upholstery & cushions using vintage fabrics.
ScandiNord - Scandinavian lighting and neon installations.
Jamie B. Edwards - distinctive contemporary artwork.
Caslon & Co - vintage inspired textiles using antique wooden printing blocks.
Jorja Wilkinson Design – contemporary and quirky fabrics and interior products.
Elizabeth Jane Winstanley - acrylic, wood and metal sculpture & design.
Liz Foster Design – handmade appliqué cushions.
Helaina Sharpley – exquisite sculptural wire work.
Northern Letters – prints, posters & tiles using vintage fonts sourced from Northern quarter signage.
Lisa Watson – sumptuous quilts & throws.
Hannah Nunn – paper cut lighting and a brand new wallpaper range.
Amanda McCrann - contemporary mosaicist & artist.
Annabel Perrin – surface pattern design & homewares.
Lisa Southern – contemporary furniture.
Flitty Bird – decorative homewares & furniture.
Memo – hand printed products including stationery, coasters, tote bags etc.
Claire Murray Designs – hand crafted surface pattern for wallpaper & textiles.
Lomas & Lomas – handmade light shades, cushions & artwork.
May Wild – ceramics.
Inspirit – bespoke industrial furniture & shelving.
There was also an up-cycling demo run by Sian Astley of Morgeous and a big screen situated in the atmospheric café/bar area showcasing each of the exhibitors. Nice coffee there too!
We highly recommend this show – it’s already in our diary for next year! Justin took tons of photographs, so here’s a slide show of further shots if you fancy a leisurely browse.