Thursday, May 19, 2005

Bathroom and Kitchen Expo

I attended the Bathroom and Kitchen Expo show at the Excell Centre in London's Docklands last week.

Overall it was a bit of a disappointment, as there was nothing that really caught my attention. I think the main problem is that there are just too many of these events and the cost to exhibitors is too high. You therefore just tend to get the big, market leading companies displaying with many of the samller (and usually more interesting) exhibitors shying away.

As usual most of the displays looked exactly the same with everybody opting for the clean/geometric/organic/stone/white look although I did hear a new word used to describe this attractive but rather bland trend - volcanic(?)

Although there were quite a few bathroom and shower manufactureres displaying their wares bathroom wall and flooring manufacturers were thinner on the ground.

All in all not the most successful of days out but you have to attend these events just in case you miss out on something!