Tony Parkin gravitates to the more creative corners - and he found them at BETT 2016
One thing no-one ever said about the BETT Show is "intimate". Held in ExCeL’s vast exhibition halls, it feels like being in a giant international airport, complete with aircraft hangers. This year the impression was heightened by the presence of a United Arab Emirates stand looking exactly like a first-class airport lounge.
In total contrast, however, were the show's corner areas, changed from former no-go zones into thriving and successful elements of the main show. So what brought about this transformation?