Trade Shows. All the fun of the slightly unfair.
Actually this year we didn't have a big fuse box on the wall of our stand (for the first time in ten years) and therefore didn't have to inventively paint round it/display an item in front of it/make a feature of it.
There was, however a couple of surprises - who knew there would be a complimentary muslin ceiling on our stand? Some people would cry out for such luxurious additions, but try fixing eight pendant light fittings up with tightly stretched muslin in the way.
Oh yes, and we were expecting a wall where there is an open side, hence the creeping tea towel display which we artfully extended out to the right.
If yesterday was anything to go by its going to be a very successful show. Our new Owl design is melting the stony hearts of buyers, and the new Castles and Cottages lampshades are proving popular with the buyers from shops like Arcadia in Cambridge http://www.arcadiagallery.co.uk/
and Radiance in Hebden Bridge http://www.radiancelighting.co.uk