Decorex 2017: Our Favourite New Exhibitors
Decorex is a must for anyone involved in high-end interior design. Decorex boasts a long-standing reputation as the number one place to discover premium products from around the world. This year Decorex is celebrating their 40th anniversary of design collaborations. Along with featuring many renowned and established exhibitors, there will be a whole host of new participants. As loyal attendees at Decorex we have been on the look-out for the fresh, emerging talent. Below are our most coveted picks.
Working from her studio in Wiltshire, Fenella has created bespoke commissions for international clients. Fenella surrounds herself with nature and her pieces bring a piece of countryside calm to wherever they go. Manipulating porcelain slip to the finest degree, she creates delicate, finely tuned yet bold pieces. Fenella’s award winning work has already been displayed in galleries but this is her first time exhibiting time at Decorex.
Tipped as one of the best British designers to watch Hunt & Hope are revamping needlepoints grannyish image with funky, geometric patterns. The London based duo, Izzy Hunt and Emmie Hope, handstitch their own designs onto cushions, headboards, or whatever it is you have in mind. They also work directly with buyers on bespoke commissions if your after a truly unique treasure.
This year we are all about sourcing local artistry and Faolchú is an example of exceptional craftsmanship from Scotland. Faolchú is all about back to basics, no frills approach, but without skipping the luxury. The two craftsmen Derek Wilson and John Galvin teach us to appreciate classic design by using only the finest hardwood materials from the Scottish woodlands.
This bi-monthly magazine is published by the Crafts Council whose mission is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft. Filled with interviews and reviews Crafts is a bible for designers and the perfect place to start for anyone who is keen to understand and appreciate the art of craftsmanship.
If you are looking to inject a splash of colour into the dreary shadow that looms over wintery London, Susi Bellamy is your answer. With her background as a fashion editor Bellamy has an acute aesthetic eye that she uses to create vibrant textiles and artwork. Inspired by a stint in Florence, her cushions evoke a sense of the renaissance glamour with a marbled swirl of modernity. We are lusting over the new range of velvet lampshades to be our new bedside companions.Electra Simon