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Decorex to celebrate 40 years of design

Leading UK interior design show Decorex is celebrating 40 years of exceptional design during this September’s show

Decorex, the UK’s leading destination for interior design, will take place this September (17-20) as the opening destination of the London Design Festival celebrating 40 years of design.

Many of this year’s talented exhibitors, both established and emerging, have reason to celebrate alongside Decorex with anniversaries ranging from a successful first year of trading to over two centuries of design practice.

Manufactured in Britain since 1877, Lincrusta continues to make its deeply embossed wallcoverings in the UK and this year will be celebrating its 140th anniversary. With heritage skills and crafts that have stood the test of time, the brand is highly desired and admired across the world to this day. From the White House to the Titanic, Lincrusta has graced the walls of some of the world’s most iconic interiors and continues to enhance the walls of the most desirable addresses the world over.

Formed in the late 1980s, Lutyens Furniture & Lighting will celebrate 30 years of quality design at this year’s Decorex. Leading the way in bespoke reproductions of the furniture and lighting designs of Sir Edwin Lutyens, they specialize in fully bespoke and made to order pieces and are increasingly adapting their range by standardising some of Edwin’s own designs, developing a broader portfolio of new designs and moving into both accessories and new materials.

Emerging brand and Manchester based bespoke design studio, BOBO1325 specialises in creating contemporary patterns for home and interior decoration and will be celebrating their first year of trading with their latest collection of bright, playful prints for wallcoverings and textiles. Expect tropical tones, floral motifs and intricate illustrations.

To mark a decade of exhibiting at Decorex, Hyde House bespoke furniture will launch a brand new and exclusive collection at this year’s edition. To celebrate this landmark occasion, three leading interior designers, Staffan Tollgard, Laura Hammett and Chris Dezille, have been invited to create a piece of furniture in their patented and trademarked specialist resin finishing system, Resinate, which will be showcased for the first time at Decorex.   

Sofa & Chair Company will present their newest collections at Decorex to celebrate their 15th anniversary. Known for offering a tailored service, the brand creates handmade upholstered furniture for trade and retail, alongside bespoke interior pieces. See their latest pieces including the Sophia sofa from the New Feminine line, their Ottoman with peacock feather motifs and the curvy Mouna sofa attracts attention with its rich, luscious green tones.

For artist turned designer Susi Bellamy, it’s been just two years since she first launched her cushion collection to great success. With artwork based on the landscape and inspired by nature, still-life photos and abstract landscapes provide the backdrop for Susi’s luxurious velvet cushions. This year will mark another milestone for Susi as debuts her first wallpaper and fabrics at the show.

Leading the way in creative floor solutions since it was founded in 1986, Crucial Trading will celebrate 30 years of designing and manufacturing in-house innovative flooring and textiles at this year’s show. Remaining true to its heritage, Crucial Trading relies on artisanal craftsmanship to continuously explore new weaves, textures and patterns using 100% natural materials.

To celebrate their 5th birthday, Jennifer Manners Design will debut their first collaboration with luxury silk bedding company, Gingerlily. Bringing the outside in, Jennifer is inspired by nature in her latest ‘Stone Collection’ with a nod to quartz, marble, morganite, travertine, granite and other previous materials. Each collection pairs tactile materials with elegant twists – think metallics and velvets coupled with rich textured wool and lustrous bamboo silks.

One of the world's most respected fused glass designers, Jo Downs will showcase her instantly recognisable collections in a celebration of 21 years of business. Expect a vibrant and stimulating body of work featuring a new lighting range with Jo’s signature patterns and colours, in addition to bright and bold glass finish installations, which will be flanked by illuminated samples for bespoke pieces.

Family-run business, Knots Rugs, who specialise in exquisite, hand-knotted floor coverings, will be marking its 10th anniversary by collaborating with three preeminent artists in the UK – Michal Cole, Arthur Lanyon and George Marton-Clark – on a series of abstract carpets that marry age-old production techniques with contemporary art. The new range will be unveiled at this year’s Decorex.

Social enterprise Fine Cell Work, is celebrating 20 years. Known for its needlework projects, it has created heritage pieces for the likes of the V&A, English Heritage, HRH Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. This year its Founding Director, Katy Emck, was awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list. The charity has become a national brand for top quality products handmade in British prisons and will be presenting its latest designs at Decorex.

To view the full list of exhibitors, visit the Decorex website: www.decorex.com/uk/exhibitors



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