This past weekend, Clerkenwell saw the Best of Britannia (BOB), a new brand statement event which showcased both established & new designers and British makers. Being all things British BOB is naturally not specific to a single sector. There were speedboats, handbags, reclaimed and remade shoe lasts. There was marmalade vodka.
A carefully selected and eclectic mix of British lifestyle brands exhibited within the walls of the Farmiloe building, a Clerkenwell landmark, once home to George Farmiloe & Sons merchants, and central to London’s heritage of trade and commerce, the finest Victorian architecture.
If you were there you could see some of Britain’s iconic and emerging companies.
Mathmos with handmade remake of Lava Lamps
G Plan Vintage iconic furniture of the 50s and 60s
White Dove & Wonder – Vintage 1930s wooden shoe lasts, re-thought and handcrafted into table lamps, bookends, doorstops, coat pegs, candleholders and clocks. Joyous news, expect an interview with the people behind White Dove & Wonder soon.
“Best of Britannia comes at an ideal time for British brands producing in this country. Domestically and internationally ‘Made in Britain’ is undergoing a resurgence. Now it’s up to all of us who do manufacture in this country to continue what we’re doing to showcase what makes us as a nation, Great Britain.” Deborah Meaden, Dragons’ Den investor, Businesswoman and Owner of The Merchant Fox.
To find out more about the past event you can visit the Best of Britannia website here.