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Decorex International, Syon Park, West London TW8, 20th– 23rd September 2015

 

Chesney's Roxburgh Adam Fireplace

Chesney’s Roxburgh Adam Fireplace

There is little wonder why this show, which is part of the London Design Festival 2015, is so popular and is in its thirty-eighth year.  It is the only one of this kind in the UK that caters for the luxury interiors market and there are nearly four hundred exhibitors taking part. I thought that I would mention these two rather special ones.

The Odd Chair Company - Soane chair

The Odd Chair Company – Soane chair

The first is luxury furniture inspired by the works of the celebrated 18th century neo-classical architects Robert and James Adam which is being shown by the Sir John Soane Museum.  This is a fitting new development as the Museum holds over eight thousand Adam drawings and the exciting range will include chairs, chimneypieces, lights, murals, wallpaper, stands and plinths. This introductory display is curated by the famous interior designer David Mlinaric and the decorative arts expert Joanna Bird (www.inspiredbysoane.com ). Don’t forget the Adam interiors of nearby Syon Park House.

Surface View Mural of an Adam drawing

Surface View Mural of an Adam drawing

 

Multi articulated white pot by Carina Ciscato 36cm long x 20cmhigh x 12cm deep Porcelain/thrown and assembled.

Multi articulated white pot by Carina Ciscato
36cm long x 20cmhigh x 12cm deep
Porcelain/thrown and assembled.

One of the great exhibits at last year’s Decorex was the new Future Heritage feature celebrating the best of collectable British craft and I am truly delighted that it returns this year.  It is best summed up by its curator Corinne Julius who says “The inaugural Future Heritage at Decorex 2014 proved to be extremely popular with visitors and successful for the makers. I am so excited to be curating Future Heritage that will once again showcase the works of some of the country’s most inspiring makers, designers and artists. I am thrilled to be able to show their work and introduce them to Decorex visitors. I can only hope that they find them as stimulating and inspiring as I do.”

BLOW Spoons by David Clarke Pewter and Silver Plated Nickel Silver Made 2015 Dimensions Approx 14cm x 12cm x 10cm

BLOW Spoons by David Clarke
Pewter and Silver Plated Nickel Silver
Made 2015
Dimensions Approx 14cm x 12cm x 10cm

http://www.decorex.com

Carved and textured Hollow Forms by Eleanor Lakelin. Sandblasted, scorched and ebonised Ash and Sycamore. Largest 42 cm x 42 cm x 13 cm. 2015

Carved and textured Hollow Forms by Eleanor Lakelin.
Sandblasted, scorched and ebonised Ash and Sycamore. Largest 42 cm x 42 cm x 13 cm. 2015

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL, 13-21 SEPTEMBER 2014

This truly is a celebration of design in its various forms and I will endeavour to give you a brief glimpse of some of the events going on.

London Design Festival 2014, 13 – 21 September, www.londondesignfestival.com   Twitter: @L_D_F / #ldf14

London Design Festival 2014, 13 – 21 September, http://www.londondesignfestival.com
Twitter: @L_D_F / #ldf14

In Trafalgar Square you will find A Place Called Home where, invited by Airbnb, four designers – Jasper Morrison, Patternity, Raw-Edges and Studioilse – will give their ideas on what home means. Although appearing similar in shape from the outside the interiors will be quite diverse. (18 – 22 September, 10am – 10pm).
The V&A Museum is once again a major hub of the Festival.

London Design Festival 2014, 13 – 21 September, www.londondesignfestival.com   Twitter: @L_D_F / #ldf14

London Design Festival 2014, 13 – 21 September, http://www.londondesignfestival.com
Twitter: @L_D_F / #ldf14

One thing there is Crest by Zaha Hadid Architects and commissioned by Meliã Hotels International. It is a sculpture that will feature across the pool in the John Madejski Garden. This striking structure will reflect both the sky and the waters of the pool. (13 September – 24 September, 10am – 5.45pm daily, 10am – 10pm Fridays).

London Design Festival 2014, 13 – 21 September, www.londondesignfestival.com   Twitter: @L_D_F / #ldf14

London Design Festival 2014, 13 – 21 September, http://www.londondesignfestival.com
Twitter: @L_D_F / #ldf14

Visitors to the Museum’s Raphael Gallery will find their view of both the cartoons and the architectural space transformed by a kinetic sculpture devised by designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in conjunction with BMW. (13 September – 24 October, 10am – 5.45pm daily).

London Design Festival 2014, 13 – 21 September, www.londondesignfestival.com   Twitter: @L_D_F / #ldf14

London Design Festival 2014, 13 – 21 September, http://www.londondesignfestival.com
Twitter: @L_D_F / #ldf14

Among those appearing at Decorex International, which surely offers the very best in luxury design, is the London-based design studio Baroncelli who will be showing their new Arlo chandelier and Atomos wall light, fine examples of pushing the boundaries of creativity and working with glass. (13 – 24 September, Syon Park, Brentford, TW8 8JF).

London Design Festival 2014, 13 – 21 September, www.londondesignfestival.com   Twitter: @L_D_F / #ldf14

London Design Festival 2014, 13 – 21 September, http://www.londondesignfestival.com
Twitter: @L_D_F / #ldf14

Mallett, while perhaps best known for their superb antiques, have also been champions of modern design and during the Festival will display such pieces as “Glacier” a sculptural chaise longue cast in solid glass, designed by the Australian designer, Brodie Neill for Patrick Brillet Ltd and a monumental chandelier by Bocci. (13 – 21 September, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, W1)

Lastly many of you will see the RIBA Regent Street Windows Project where fifteen cutting edge RIBA architects and fifteen leading retailers come together through architectural installations in the participating shops’ windows along Regent Street, Heddon Street and Brewer Street. (13 – 21 September)

http://www.londondesignfestival.com