From punchy patterns to fine, life-like ceramics, textural rugs to pretty pendant lights, these are the Decorex highlights we've bookmarked this year.
From 16-19 September, Decorex at Syon Park (part of the annual London Design Festival) hosts a wealth of design launches, with over 400 stands of new furniture, craft and textiles.
Don’t miss our top six must-sees of the annual design event. Find out more at decorex.com.
1. FUTURE HERITAGE
Focusing on craft talent, this exhibition presents work by glassblower Jochen Holz, who uses ancient techniques to create abstract neon lighting and colourful vessels. Also on show will be a delicate ceramic sculpture by Kaori Tatebayashi (pictured below), based on flowers in Syon Park’s grounds.
2. RETRO REVIVAL
Expect a selection of colourful, vintage-style prints this year, including Dupenny’s Accessories, Atomic and Aloha! wallpapers decorated with 1950s motifs, and vibrant cushions by new exhibitor The Monkey Puzzle Tree, featuring climbing leopards.
3. ANOTHER COUNTRY
A first-time exhibitor at Decorex, Another Country will present a sculptural rattan chair by Belgian designer Alain Gilles. A departure from the brand’s usual style, the Fold chair is based on two curved sheets of paper, rendered as a light yet cocooning wicker shell.
4. TEXTURAL EFFECTS
The trend for abstract, distressed textiles continues to build. Riviere’s Rajasthan Transitional collection is reminiscent of peeling paintwork and tree bark, with faded colours and an innovative washing technique that distresses the wool pile.
5. STATEMENT LIGHTING
Look out for several exciting new lighting ranges, including Czech brand Lasvit’s collaboration with design studio Yabu Pushelberg. The Cipher collection combines hand-blown crystal with champagne gold fittings (shown). Elsewhere, glassblower Jonathan Rogers’ Filigrana collection features bulb pendants adorned with delicate white stripes.
6. BLACKPOP X SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM
Fabric and wallpaper brand Blackpop has teamed up with Sir John Soane’s Museum to create The Collector’s Collection, which reworks the latter’s architectural drawings, paintings and objets d’art as a series of multi-layered abstract prints.
7. EBB & FLOW
Danish brand Ebb & Flow, founded by designer Susanne Nielsen, is another new arrival at the fair and should draw the crowds for its pretty glass pendant lights and botanical-print lampshades, all in gorgeous pastel hues.