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
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!
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.
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?
Next up, fabulous lighting with Baroncelli, always a show stopper with its collections of venetian glass chandeliers, who were featuring Solis collection.
Need more lighting love? But of course….how about this beautifully organic piece by Serip 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?
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:
Please watch for continued coverage of highlights from Decorex and Tent London in the coming week.