Decorex International

21st September 2016

Good Morning everyone! Yesterday I visited Decorex International - Britain's largest interior design exhibition. Now in it's 39th year, Decorex has built a high reputation for a comprehensive and up to date collection of exhibitors. There is very diverse amount of products showcasing the breadth of the interior design industry.

I have been visiting Decorex, and similar shows, for the past 15 years and always look forward to seeing how suppliers and craftsmen are evolving their ideas and designs. This brings interior designers innovative and exciting ways to offer our clients truly unique designs.

The variety of products is enormous - however I would like to share with you a selection of furniture, lighting, finishes and materials featured at the show…

Let's begin with this ceiling light fitting by CTO Lighting. This is a new design that CTO have created specially for Decorex - showcasing their innovative use of glass. I could see this hanging beautifully in an entrance hallway over a centre-table - what a stunning first impression that would be.

CTO Lighting - Ceiling light fitting CTO Lighting - Ceiling light fitting

Continuing the theme of lighting; Kaia Lighting showcased this light fitting on their stall. Simple, yet sculptural in it's design; there are several areas to a home this could be used. I would love to see it above a central island in a kitchen or above a dining table. Or possibly even the pendants in the image below, also by Kaia Lighting.

Kaia Lighting - Ceiling Light Fitting Kaia Lighting - Ceiling Light Fitting
Kaia Lighting - Pendants Kaia Lighting - Pendants

In the next image we see a dining table top finished in a hand-cast resin finish by Officinia Coppola. The applications of this finish are not limited to just table tops - they could be applied to doors, any type of furniture - or perhaps even a standout piece of art work themselves. See the image below for further examples of the finishes they offer.

Officina Coppola - Dining Table Finish Officina Coppola - Dining Table Finish
Officina Coppola Finishes Officina Coppola Finishes

Minimo attracted a lot of attention this year with this stunning Buffet. Finished in polished brass inlay with a blue sycamore veneer.

Minimo Sideboard Minimo Sideboard

Some of you might recall a recent blog entry I wrote on Cabinetry. Interior-iD are a high-end cabinetmakers based in Notting Hill. I have worked with interior-iD on a number of projects and I am used to seeing their beautiful craftsmanship. However, their display at Decorex demonstrates the impeccable attention to detail the carry out in their craftsmanship. The images below show a section of wardrobe - finished with polished nickel inlay and a high gloss sycamore veneer. The leather interior and lighting details display the quality of their expertise.

interior-iD Cabintery interior-iD Cabintery
interior-iD Cabintery interior-iD Cabintery
interior-iD Cabintery interior-iD Cabintery
interior-iD Cabintery interior-iD Cabintery

At this Decorex, The Sofa and Chair Company exhibited for their first time. Their furniture making and upholstery skill was clearly demonstrated, with a few new pieces added to their range. They also exhibited a prototype swivel barstool - an absolutely stunning shape!

The Sofa and Chair Company - Swivel Barstool The Sofa and Chair Company - Swivel Barstool
The Sofa and Chair Company - Tallboy The Sofa and Chair Company - Tallboy
The Sofa and Chair Company - Bedside Table The Sofa and Chair Company - Bedside Table

At every Interior Design Exhibition I hope to find something truly special and unique. This year Goldcrest of London delivered this item in the form of a bedside cabinet. I love the use of material - a very clever way of combining a rustic timber with a contemporary metal finish.

Gold Crest of London - Bedside Cabinet Gold Crest of London - Bedside Cabinet

Julian Chichester never fails to disappoint. I love this standout buffet unit - perfect for a retro-modern electic interior.

Julian Chichester Sideboard Julian Chichester Sideboard

Serip Lighting displayed this organic looking floorlight. Perfect for setting a mood in a hallway.

Serip Lighting - Wind Floorlamp Serip Lighting - Wind Floorlamp

I picked up dozens of brochures and samples at Decorex 2016; which I will be adding to our design library over the coming week. If you are have an interest in any of the products I have displayed in this blog, or anything else for that matter, please feel free to call or pop in and see me. All the contact details are listed on the Contact page.