Each year over 30 per cent of the 400 exhibitors to Decorex are new, and 2015 is no exception.
From furniture, lighting and fabrics, to flooring, tableware and decorative accessories, visitors have the opportunity to see the latest collections the design industry has to offer from well-established international brands and new talent.
This year sees 17 Patterns launch its inaugural collection of wallpaper, co-created by a selection of predominantly British artists and designers, based on geometric, Art Deco, animal and natural themes, while Textura Wallcoverings will showcase its range of colourful, patterned and textured contract wall coverings.
A leading light in the world of product design, Bodo Sperlein, will launch its ‘Contour Collection’ of tables and chairs. The complex pieces are CNC machined and then worked by hand, enabling previously unimaginable sweeping forms to become reality. Bodo will also showcase his lighting range for Tane, which includes the ‘Hadron’, a sculptural contemporary design.
New talent includes award-winning avant-garde textiles label, BeatWoven and furniture designer Daniel Heath. BeatWoven uses bespoke audio technology to reveal the unseen geometric patterns created by sound and music, harmoniously fused with the traditional craft of weaving, while Daniel Heath will be launching the ‘Astoria’ coffee table, new Welsh slate tile designs and a range of wallpapers.
One of England’s last working trimming weavers, Jessica Light, will present ‘The Ceylon Collection’, a sophisticated selection of complex hand-made and hand-woven passementerie made from horsehair, rayon and cotton, inspired by The Grand Tour. Jessica will also be collaborating with furniture designer and maker Liam Treanor and upholsterer and third generation chair caner Rachael South, to produce the ‘Thales’ Bench, a seat to sit and contemplate.
Other highlights include French company Petite Friture, who will show three new designs, the ‘Cherry’ pendant lamps, the ‘Nubilo’ armchair and the ‘Curiosity’ decorative plate, Felt, who will show an inspiring range of new and vintage rugs and cushions from the remote Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan, Charles Burnard, an interiors brand concentrating on a mix of new, bespoke and antiques and Royal Crown Derby, producers of bone china tableware, giftware and collectables all still made in the UK.