Co-Founder Sam Ridges of Stowaway London launched "The Spotlight Market" during the 1st lockdown in 2020. Selling design-led antiques and vintage furniture virtually via Instagram, he helped less computer savvy dealers reach a wider audience, connecting with over 1,500 loyal followers in a matter of weeks.
Katie Ridges, Sam's sister and fellow trader ( Vantage Living ) joined Sam in July 2021 to help build their in real life event. The pair collaborate to bring a curated selection of top traders to one venue.
"The Spotlight Market targets the most innovative and talented design dealers to exhibit, seeking out those who inspire and offer unique one off pieces. We work with traders who don’t have permanent physical premises, providing a platform to create a curated collection for trade, interior design professionals and private buyers"