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Decorex Part 2: Creative luxury in Syon Park

And we’re back with Part 2 of our coverage from Decorex London. So much creativity and luxury in one place simply warranted two (or more) posts about the iconic show. If you’d like to catch up on part one please click here.

Let’s begin with the bad boys and girls of design from Glasgow: Timorous Beasties. Founded by Alistair Mcauley and Paul Simmons, they continue to turn the textile and wallcoverings industry on its head. A huge trend we’ve been spotting is marbleizing and Timorous Beasties have temporarily set aside depictions of various beasties and little demons in favor of their own marbled collections.

Photos courtesy of Chasen West Photography

Timorous Beasties Marbelized Patterns

Timorous Beasties Marbelized Patterns

 

Timorous Beasties Marbelized Patterns

Timorous Beasties Marbelized Patterns

Timorous Beasties Marbelized Patterns

Timorous Beasties Marbelized Patterns

As cheeky as the Beasties boys are, we also loved the display from Eley Kishimoto, the self proclaimed patron saints of print who have turned heads globally in fashion, textile and even architectural circles with their fearless approach to pattern. We’ve renamed the ladies working the booth the Rorschach sisters. What a fantastic way to exhibit hand-printed wallpaper!

Eley Kishimoto at Decorex

Eley Kishimoto wallpaper and textiles

And now, time for a little hardware shoutout:Hello Haute Deco !

We aren’t always so drawn to blingy door/cabinet hardware but there is something so elegant about their mix of materials, brushed aluminum and polished brass embedded in resin for instance.  It’s not overdone, it’s not in-your-face, it’s just beautiful.

Haute Deco at Decorex - Aluminum and resin door hardware

Haute Deco at Decorex – Aluminum and resin door hardware

 

Haute Deco at Decorex - Aluminum and resin door hardware

Haute Deco at Decorex – Aluminum and resin door hardware

A second favorite and perennial classic at Decorex, was Chloe Alberry who presents hardware in big vats and bins, ready for purchase. Ask us again why we didn’t pick up any while at the show? We don’t know but have since remedied the situation and ordered these great pieces for Modenus new offices. What do you think?

Chloe Alberry agate cabinet knobs

Chloe Alberry agate cabinet knobs

Chloe Alberry Jade Cabinet Hardware

Chloe Alberry Jade Cabinet Hardware

Chloe Alberry Black and white florets hardware

Chloe Alberry Black and white florets hardware

Next up, fabulous lighting with Baroncelli, always a show stopper with its collections of venetian glass chandeliers, who were featuring Solis collection.

Baroncelli Solis Pendant at Decorex

Baroncelli Solis Pendant

Need more lighting love? But of course….how about this beautifully organic piece by Serip from Portugal?

Serip Lighting from Portugal at Decorex

Serip Lighting from Portugal

And then, a Modenus favorite, showed for the first time at Decorex: Art et Floritude from France! C’est vraiment très jolie, n’est-ce pas?

Art et floritude floral pendants

Art et Floritude’s trademark floral lights, shown here as pendants, premiered at Decorex this year

And now, leaving lighting behind us and as much for sheer creativity in terms of booth design as for stunning plumbing fixtures we have to award Volevatch a gold star (or medal.)

They hearkened back to Victorian times with a booth entitled ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’. For all of our design aficionados, students of design history and Steam Punk lovers, seeing faucets (or taps as they are called in the UK) displayed this way should come as no surprise. The Victorians LOVED oddities of any sort; taxidermy, postmortem portraits, biological rarities – you name it – the ‘weirder’ it appeared, the more the Victorians wanted to display it. Enjoy the show:

Volevatch plumbing fixtures at Decorex

Volevatch stunned with this tub filler

 

Volevatch decorative plumbing fixtures at Decorex

From traditional to modern to industrial, Volevatch’s presentation was as good as their collection

Please watch for continued coverage of highlights from Decorex and Tent London in the coming week.

 

  • http://interiornature.com Kristin at Interior Nature

    Art et Floritude is the first floral pendant I have seen that actually feels like a bouquet. Thank you for sharing!

  • http://www.modenus.com Veronika Miller

    Thanks Kristin, we’ve been fans of theirs for a long time. More of their work on Modenus too http://www.modenus.com/catalog/search?kwd=art+et+floritude&manID=411

 

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