It’s one of the world’s leading shows for the high-end interior design market, and it’s back for its 42nd year at Olympia London. Decorex International attracts over 15,000 visitors from across the globe, all of whom are hoping to see the 400 leading names from the world of luxury interiors who, over the course of four jam-packed days, showcase the latest in bespoke furniture, conceptual lighting, hand-painted wallpaper and exquisite fabrics.
Established names returning this year include furniture maker Tom Faulkner, who will present a selection of his latest designs, distinguished by their striking silhouettes, definitive lines and bold shapes. They are produced in a rich mix of steel, bronze, marble, glass, gold, leather and even plaster.
Lighting company Curiousa & Curiousa will unveil new designs from their Siren wall light range, characterised by the layering of colourful hand-blown glass plates, bowls and dishes. Meanwhile, Rosanna Lonsdale will unveil a new collection of coloured decorative lamp bases, all of which are hand-made to order in her London studio.
Hyde House will launch new freestanding furniture designs made using its trademark ResinateTM service. Born by the desire to offer a broader scope of options when finishing furniture, ResinateTM allows people to bring a design to life with any wallpaper options.
Architectural Heritage will be showcasing a faithful copy of an original copper planter situated in the Cottage Garden at Sissinghurst Castle Gardens in Kent, having worked alongside the National Trust in order to produce it. Fashioned from thick sheet brass, The Sissinghurst Castle Garden Copper Planter has a bulbous shape, distinctive rivets and Verdigris patination, all of which replicate the original. A contribution from the sale of every planter sold will be made in support of the National Trust’s conservation work, to ensure the nation’s historic houses, gardens and open spaces can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Decorex will also see the launch of a number of ornate screens and room dividers. The new Sisal screen by Fernando Laposse is an evolution of the Mexican designer’s sisal furniture work. All of his pieces, made using ecologically sound materials, are routed in illuminating the impact of contemporary material and product on local communities (Sisal – used in ropes and carpets among other things – was one of the main sources of employment for the Mayan communities of the Yucatan peninsula).
Made through a 3D printing process that uses Polylactic Acid, the Chevron Screen by Lynne MacLachlan is a biodegradable plastic made of organic and renewable resources, which is melted and extruded layer by layer to create strong and light parts in a myriad of colours and opacity. Clever positioning and layering of colour create lenticular optical effects and light filtering, meaning the effect varies depending on positioning in a room.
The Milano screen by Extraverso, meanwhile, is a brass structure with lacquered printed panels, which honours the city of Milan via an illustration by Anna Sutor (who previously worked at Norman Foster in London).
First-time exhibitors at Decorex International include Rose Uniacke, who will showcase the latest offerings from the brand’s new fabric range; Vincent Sheppard, who will launch a new selection of outdoor furniture designs; and Kirath Ghundoo, who will present a gold wallpaper base.
Decorex International 2019 takes place from Sunday 6th – Wednesday 9th October 2019 at Olympia London. For more information, visit www.decorex.com.