At the end of October (26th/27th) we were down in London at the London Olympia to take part in the London Build Expo 2016. We were there for both days as we had a stand in the interiors section.
Our stand was bigger and better than the stand we had at the North England build in Manchester earlier this year, which meant we were able to bring along some different products to showcase – some of which could be seen as new and innovative in the world of office furniture.
At this year’s London Build expo, we were also able to showcase one of the designs from the carpet supplier, Desso, that we use a lot for full office refits. We chose to use the traverse planks and managed to design a pattern that we felt, not only showed off the carpet tiles, but also complemented our stand and the products we had on the stand.
In terms of the products that we took along with us this time, we wanted to choose the right ones that would appeal to the other exhibitors there as well as the visitors. We had a swipe locker convergence seating unit, a poser height table that had a fridge hidden in it (filled with drinks and treats for our visitors) with some stools that complimented it perfectly.
Along with these two big products, we were able to bring along a sequester chair from Elite. It’s a pod chair (comfy!) that can link up to your phone and then it allows you to listen to
music, watch Netflix, talk on hands free etc… all in private as the people walking past or sat near you can’t hear what’s going on inside the chair. And was even a hit with Mr Bean!
We wanted to show a different side to office furniture, and how aspects of the ranges, like the lockers, are changing and developing with the use of technology. And to show that technology is influencing designers.
And even though we wanted to show off some new products, we still took different types of office chairs to show off. We took different seating from different suppliers to show visitors the different types of chairs on offer, and how different chairs could benefit different people. These went down really well and there was a lot of interest in the chairs.
For us, London Build was a good way of again getting our name out there to new potential customers, networking with existing and new clients and showing off what we can do and what we’re good at.
We’re hoping to receive some good feedback from visitors and hoping that this London Build Expo will open some new leads for us.
Our team that went down to London Ray, Fiona and Nina, really enjoyed the event and said they met some really good contacts.
We’re already at looking at which exhibition we want to take part in next, we’re hoping to be at the Build Show UK at the NEC later on next year.