With more than 400 brands taking part, Decorex, the UK’s longest running event in the design and interiors calendar, returns this year with a host of new exhibitors for the 2016 edition.
Contributing names include:
Aiveen Daly, a specialist upholsterer who is known for her complicated couture inspired work featuring fine beading, pleating, stitching and fabric manipulation techniques using the finest fabrics and butter soft leathers. At Decorex, she will be unveiling her new seven-piece upholstery collection, ‘Treasured Possessions’, inspired by the intrigue of haute joaillerie and its associated preciousness.
An authority on conserving, recreating and hanging historic wallpapers, Allyson McDermott Interiors works with clients such as The National Trust, Historic Royal Palaces and interior designers and architects worldwide. This year’s Decorex sees the launch of its first ‘ready to hang’ wallpaper collection, combining historic patterns with contemporary colourways.
Benjamin Moore, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of paint, will show at Decorex for the first time, distributed exclusively in the UK by Shaw Paints. Paint & Paper Library will also be offering its new colours and paint finishes at this year’s show, made of two palettes: ‘Architectural Colours’ and ‘Original Colours’.
Textile design studio, Eleanor Pritchard, presents the ‘Aerial’ upholstery collection alongside an accessories range. Designs characterised by bold geometrics and graphic reversible patterns, the studio will also be launching a new upholstered edition of its ‘Long Eaton’ bench - a collaboration with Assemblyroom. Nigerian born Eva Sonaike will introduce her latest printed textile collection, ‘Falomo’. Taking inspiration from mid-century West African architecture, also known as Tropical Modernism, the collection consists of hand-made lampshades, cushions and pouffes.
Established in 2011, Hand & Eye Studio will launch its new ‘A-Beam’ terracotta light designed by Founder, Tom Housden. The light is hung from two suspension cables that also provide power to the lamp,
and can be glazed to a bespoke colour.
Tom Raffield will launch a new range of steam bent furniture and lighting. Hand-made and produced by a skilled set of craftsmen, in his woodland workshop in Cornwall, the collection will include the ‘Amble Hanging Seat’, the ‘Gwelson Screen’ and the ‘Artus Table Light’. Sebastian Cox, renowned for his use of native British wood, presents three new additions to its Bayleaf collection, with pieces in Tiger Oak, Apple, Sycamore and Chestnut.
Founded in 1996, Plateaux Gallery will bring a selection of works from some of the internationally acclaimed glass artists’ it represents. With particular emphasis on Eastern European glass, featuring leading-edge sculptures by Vladimir Zbynovsky, Oliver Lesso, Stepan Pala, Jan Frydrych, Tomas Hlavicka, Zoltan Bohus, Pavol Hloska and Laszlo Lukacsi, to name a few.
Other names to look out for include: Laura Meroni, Lost Cowboys, NB Boutique, Neatsmith, Santorus, Stitch by Stitch, The White Company and Waterworks.