In memory of my first blog post one year ago about the Best of Britannia Event, I am happy to see this event grew and the second BOB took place at the beginning of October this year. To me, I think it was amazing to be at BOB for the second year! I was amazed by more exhibitors joining the event this year. It was better organised, and the design and layout of Farmiloe Building for BOB this year was a combination of vintage and industrialisation. To be honest, a British image to me, has never been either too modern or too old fashion, it’s a bit of both. I have to say that hosting BOB at Farmiloe Building at Clerkenwell in London strike good balance between both senses.
More importantly, from my observation, the BOB event attracted quite a lot of non-British visitors on the public visiting day. This means BOB should and already is positioned themselves as an international event. It is like a cultural exportation apart from the business trade that is actually going on.
Another thing that impressed me for the BOB event this year, is that I started to see designers from non-British background who brought excellent designs combining both British and their originated culture. Or maybe, I should say, that is the best of British culture, being elegant as a base while abundant on the arts and cultures developed upon it. British culture welcoming other cultures around the world and combine the best of all the etiquettes.
That is what I consider the Best of Britannia.